The Holy Bible, conteining the Olde and Newe Testament. London, 1584.

The Holy Bible, conteining the Olde and Newe Testament. London, 1584.

The Bishops' Bible"was a revision of the Great Bible under the direction of Queen Elizabeth's Archbishop, Matthew Parker. The project was undertaken as an attempt to create an official version that could compete with the Geneva Bible. The Bishops' Bible failed to achieve its purpose, however, as the Geneva Bible continued to be the most popular version in England. The Bishop’s Bible was later prescribed as the basis for the authorized King James Version of 1611.

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