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Whittingham, William -1579

Works: 196 works in 966 publications in 5 languages and 11,263 library holdings
Genres: Paraphrases  Concordances  Hymns  Prayers and devotions  Controversial literature  Commentaries  History  Maps  Illustrated works  Harmonies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: BS1440, 220.5201
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Most widely held works by William Whittingham
The Bible: that is, The Holy Scriptures contained in the Old and New Testament. Translated according to the Hebrew and Greek, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages. With most profitable annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance by William Whittingham( Book )

258 editions published between 1577 and 1858 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... these editions [1599] of the Geneva-Tomson were published at different times at Amsterdam and Dort, and adopted afterwords by Barker, who affixed the date 1599, probably because this was a well-known and popular edition (Pocock)
The Geneva Bible : a facsimile of the 1560 edition( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the moveable type printing press in the mid-Fifteenth Century made possible the explosion of new Bible translations in the Sixteenth Century. Among others William Tyndale, Miles Coverdale and Thomas Matthew sought to cast the scriptures in the common peoples' language so that, as Tyndale put it, "the boy that driveth the plough should know more of [them]" than the educated man. But translating the Word of God into the vernacular was a risky occupation: ecclesiastically-charged word choices made for the English text and the nature of the commentary that often accompanied it had the potential of challenging the authority of royalty and clerics alike. An adherent to Catholicism, Henry's daughter Queen Mary actively persecuted the Protestant Church when she took the throne. Many Protestant leaders fled to continental Europe to avoid imprisonment or execution as a result of this turmoil and Geneva, Switzerland became a center for biblical textual scholarship by the 1550's. It was there that a number of the leading lights in Protestantism gathered to undertake a fresh translation of the scriptures into English, beginning in 1556. The Genevans referred to a wide range of resources during the course of their translation work. They availed themselves of modern Bibles in English (particularly Coverdale's 1539 revision of Matthew, popularly known as the "Great Bible") and French (Pierre Robert Olivetans and Robert Estienne's translations). The scholars also consulted recent editions of the scriptures in Hebrew, Greek and Latin that were themselves the products of Protestant refugees living in Geneva. The first fruit of the Geneva translators was an edition of the Book of Psalms (published in February, 1559) celebrating Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne of England the previous November. Elizabeth's rule ended persecution of the Protestants. Catholic bishops were deprived of their sees, the Church of England was restored and Edward VI's decree that a Bible should be placed in every church was reinstated. Many Protestants returned from exile as a consequence of these welcome measures
The Whole booke of Psalmes by Thomas Sternhold( Book )

69 editions published between 1570 and 1986 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New by Thomas Sternhold( Book )

55 editions published between 1577 and 1791 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[2], 29, [4] p. This item appears as Wing B2490 on reel 835:20, and is also found bound with: The Holy Bible. Cambridge : Printed by John Fields, 1668 (Wing B2277, found on reel 1088:1). Includes index. Reproduction of originals in the Huntington Library and the Bodleian Library. (DLPS) A97379.0001.001. (stc) Wing B2490.
The Nevve Testament of our Lord Iesus Christ( Book )

55 editions published between 1557 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brieff discours off the troubles begonne at Franckford in Germany, Anno Domini 1554. Abowte the Booke off off [sic] common prayer and ceremonies and contienued by the Englishe men theyre to thende off Q. Maries raigne by William Whittingham( Book )

30 editions published between 1574 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymous. By William Whittingham. Place of publication and printer's name from STC. Pages CVI-CIX missing in number only. Errata on verso of 2Dv, final leaf. Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library. (marc) 99838829. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 25442. (vid) 3218. (DLPS) A15145.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Church of England -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800. Puritans -- Germany -- Early works to 1800. British -- Germany. Frankfurt am Main(Germany) -- History -- Early works to 1800
The Bible and holy scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament( Book )

29 editions published between 1560 and 1998 in English and English, Middle and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief discourse of the troubles at Frankfort, 1554-1558 A.D. by William Whittingham( Book )

15 editions published between 1907 and 1908 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Mr. William Whittingham, dean of Durham : from a MS. in Antony Wood's collection, Bodleian Library. With an appendix of original documents from the Record Office by Mary Anne Everett Green( Book )

4 editions published between 1870 and 1871 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To my faythfull bretheren now affycted( )

6 editions published in 1566 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Geneva Bible : a facsimile of the 1560 edition
Alternative Names
Whitingham, W. -1579

Whitingham, W. d. 1579

Whitingham, W. (William), -1579

Whitingham, W. (William), d. 1579

Whitingham, William d. 1579

Whittingham, William 1524-1579

Whittingham, William d. 1579

William Whittingham Brits theoloog (-1579)

William Whittingham englischer Reformator und calvinistischer Theologe

William Whittingham English Bible translator and Marian exile

The Bible and holy scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament