U.S. college student discovers 1599 Bible
A curious college student in Portland, Ore., has discovered a 1599 Geneva Bible — the Bible of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare — in the basement of his school’s library.
The book — found at Lewis & Clark College’s Aubrey R. Watzek LIbrary — could have royal lineage, according to the local Oregonian newspaper. One page reads: “Imprinted at London, by the Deputies of Christopher Barker, Printer to the Queenes most excellent Majestie.”
“It’s quite rare,” said Hannah Crummé, the archivist at Lewis & Clark College.
This edition of the Bible made the scriptures accessible through many elaborate woodcut illustrations. One, titled “The Situation of the Garden of Eden,” is a map of the ancient Middle East, showing “The Great Armenia,” “Mesopotamie,” “Babylone” and “The Golphe of the Persian Sea.”
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