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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 28
Other Titles: Geneban or “Breeches Bible”
Editors: Ege, Otto F. 1888-1951, editor
Keywords: Manuscripts;The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching;Leaves;Images;Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This image is from a collection created by Etta Hanson and given to the College in 1954. All items are from Otto Ege's estate. The leaf was contained and mounted in a mat created by Otto Ege, as were all other leaves in this collection. There is a typed description at the bottom of the mat, which reads: "Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Maiestie. Edited by religious refugees in the “holy city of the Alps,” Geneva, during the reign of “Bloody Mary,” under the direction of William Whitttingham, assisted by Coverdale and Calvin. Its terse style and pithy notes made it the English household Bible for nearly a century. It was also the Bible of the Puritans. One hundred and sixty editions were issued—sixty during the reign of Queen Elizabeth; and although dedicated to her, it was never sanctioned by the state or the church. The use of the term “breeches” in Gen.iii. (where the Authorized Version has “aprons”), gives this versions its name. (Darlow and Moule 161)"
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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