Geneva Bible
Geneva Ge*ne"va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster]

{Geneva Bible}, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognized the division into verses, and the first which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also {Genevan Bible}.

{Geneva convention} (Mil.), an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865.

{Geneva cross} (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention. [1913 Webster]


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  • Geneva Bible — Bible translation infobox | translation title= Geneva Bible full name= Geneva Bible other names= abbreviation= NT published=1557 OT published= complete bible published=1560 author info= textual basis = Textus Receptus translation type = version… …   Wikipedia

  • Geneva Bible — Bible Bi ble (b[imac] b l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr. Gr. bibli a, pl. of bibli on, dim. of bi blos, by blos, book, prop. Egyptian papyrus.] 1. A book. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. {The Book} by way of eminence, that is, the book… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geneva Bible — noun A version of the Bible, long popular, produced by English Protestant exiles in Geneva in 1560 • • • Main Entry: ↑Genevan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geneva Bible — ▪ religion also called  Breeches Bible        new translation of the Bible published in Geneva (New Testament, 1557; Old Testament, 1560) by a colony of Protestant scholars in exile from England who worked under the general direction of Miles… …   Universalium

  • GENEVA BIBLE —    the first English translation of the BIBLE to use CHAPTER AND VERSE. It was favored by the English PURITANS and used by SHAKESPEARE. It is also known as the Breeches Bible because of its translation of Genesis which normally reads garments (or …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Geneva Bible —  Женевская Библия …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Geneva — Ge*ne va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] {Geneva Bible}, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geneva convention — Geneva Ge*ne va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] {Geneva Bible}, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geneva cross — Geneva Ge*ne va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] {Geneva Bible}, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bible — Bi ble (b[imac] b l), n. [F. bible, L. biblia, pl., fr. Gr. bibli a, pl. of bibli on, dim. of bi blos, by blos, book, prop. Egyptian papyrus.] 1. A book. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. {The Book} by way of eminence, that is, the book which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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