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  • It's in Coverdale's revision of his own work, Henry VIII's officially authorised, regally bound and aptly titled Great Bible, that the "face of the deep"/"face of the waters" formulation first appears.

    The King James Bible reconsidered | David Edgar 2011

  • There is also a double translation of the Psalms, one from what is called the Great Bible, the other entirely a new one. "

    Notes and Queries, Number 13, January 26, 1850 Various

  • Between Coverdale's first Bible (1535) and the Great Bible (1539) comes the so-called Matthew Bible of 1537, published – like so many early Bibles – by a member of the emergent merchant class, Richard Grafton of the Grocers' Company, who is commemorated in the name of one of the houses of my sternly Protestant public school (Oundle in Northamptonshire).

    The King James Bible reconsidered | David Edgar 2011

  • The decree led to another great burning of Bibles in 1546 -- Tindale, Coverdale, Matthew -- all but the Great Bible.

    The Greatest English Classic 1912

  • Finally, the year before his death, all versions were prohibited except the Great Bible, whose cost and size precluded secret use.

    The Greatest English Classic 1912

  • The result was that Elizabeth's archbishop, Parker, set out to have an authorized version made, selected a revision committee, with instructions to follow wherever possible the Great Bible, to avoid bitter notes, and to make such a version that it might be freely, easily, and naturally read.

    The Greatest English Classic 1912

  • In the same year they printed with a prologue by Cranmer, a second edition of the Great Bible, half of which bore the name of Grafton and half of Whitchurch, and in all probability the subsequent editions were published in the same way.

    A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 Henry R. Plomer 1901

  • Other bibles on display include the Gutenberg Bible of 1455, which is the first printed bible, Henry VIII's enormous Great Bible and an ancient 11th century psalter. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011


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