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5.0 out of 5 stars geneva Bible is better than I thought
geneva Bible is better than I thought, excellent Bible with study notes, should be good reading for any Bible student.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Conversion with notes, unreadable on the e-link kindles
The Geneva Bible is my favourite complete translation. Much more modern than the consciously archaic KJV and without the deliberate mistranslations, (e.g. charity instead of love.) which James insisted on in that version. The notes are useful to give us an idea of evangelical views in the 16th century, but far from essential. In some earlier electronic version of this...
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Conversion with notes, unreadable on the e-link kindles, 6 April 2011
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This review is from: The Geneva Bible including the Marginal Notes of the Reformers. 1587 version. (Kindle Edition)
The Geneva Bible is my favourite complete translation. Much more modern than the consciously archaic KJV and without the deliberate mistranslations, (e.g. charity instead of love.) which James insisted on in that version. The notes are useful to give us an idea of evangelical views in the 16th century, but far from essential. In some earlier electronic version of this work the notes were probably integrated with the bible text through hypertext, or in some similar way. Deficiencies of file conversion means that in the kindle file this does not happen. The notes appear immediately to the right of the word to which they are linked. The only distinction is that the Geneva text is in roman and the notes italic. This would not matter much if the notes were widely separated, but they are not. To take one example, John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" is inter-cut by the notes, word by word at times, so that the verse is well over 100 words long including the notes.

The above remarks stand for the monochrome kindles. However, since I wrote the above I have looked at the file on PCs and on a smartphone. On these the notes appear with a background colour, so you can distinguish the text from the notes. The notes are still a little randomly formatted around the text, but they are now distinct and intelligible. Therefore I can now recommend this for people who want the notes, not necessary for those who don't.
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5.0 out of 5 stars geneva Bible is better than I thought, 2 Jan 2014
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This review is from: The Geneva Bible including the Marginal Notes of the Reformers. 1587 version. (Kindle Edition)
geneva Bible is better than I thought, excellent Bible with study notes, should be good reading for any Bible student.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A popular early English translation., 17 Dec 2012
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This review is from: The Geneva Bible including the Marginal Notes of the Reformers. 1587 version. (Kindle Edition)
I couldn't afford the 40 facsimile hardback - but now I have it on Kindle for 2! I love it.
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