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Definition: Geneva Bible
, prop. n.
The chief city of Switzerland.
, 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quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's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
(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
(Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground;
-- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.
(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.
2. The Book
by way of eminence, -- that is, the book which
is made up of the writings accepted by Christians as of
divine origin and authority, whether such writings be in
the original language, or translated; the Scriptures of
the Old and New Testaments; -- sometimes in a restricted
sense, the Old Testament; as, King James's Bible; Douay
Bible; Luther's Bible. Also, the book which is made up of
writings similarly accepted by the Jews; as, a rabbinical
3. A book containing the sacred writings belonging to any
religion; as, the Koran is often called the Mohammedan
4. (Fig.) a book with an authoritative exposition of some
topic, respected by many who are experts in the field.
, an association for securing the
multiplication and wide distribution of the Bible.
. See Douay Bible
. See under Geneva