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Whittingham, William -1579

Works: 232 works in 1,021 publications in 4 languages and 11,976 library holdings
Genres: Paraphrases  Hymns  Concordances  Prayers and devotions  Commentaries  Controversial literature  Illustrated works  Harmonies  Psalters  Maps 
Roles: Author, Translator, Printer, Compiler
Classifications: BS1440, 220.5201
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Most widely held works by William Whittingham
The whole book of Psalms by Thomas Sternhold( Book )

137 editions published between 1570 and 1986 in English and held by 1,482 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 Geneva Bible : a facsimile of the 1560 edition( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,121 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 Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Old and New Testament by William Whittingham( Book )

135 editions published between 1580 and 1858 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"2 colums, last black-letter quarto edn. to be printed by Barker. Woodcut borders to both titles. 1615. Bound with Common prayer, title (which is so often missing) within woodcut border, Calendar in red and black. 1614. Speed's woodcut Genealogies and double-page map. R.F. Herrey's Two right profitable and fruitfull concordances. 1615. Sternhold and Hopkin's Psalmes (2pp. soiled) 1616. 5 items in 1 vol., thick 4t0, contemporary calf, worn and amateurly repaired, lacks clasps. Although somewhat worn, this volume is in unsophiticated and not unattractive state. D & M give two editions black-letter 1615, with two tests by which to differentiate them. This Bible has one from each. As the binding is undisturbed I don't think it has been made up with a title from a different copy. It seems probable to me that the variant readings were bound up as they happened to come from the press. This is therefore D.M. 264/5"--Bookseller's description (laid in)
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 )

32 editions published between 1574 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newe Testament of our Lord Iesus Christ( Book )

21 editions published between 1557 and 1983 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nevve Testament of our Lord Iesus Christ( Book )

9 editions published between 1557 and 1983 in English and held by 95 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 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Old and New Testament( Book )

8 editions published between 1599 and 1640 in English and held by 43 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 Scriptvres conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament : translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers langages ; with moste profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance as may appeare in the Epistle to the reader