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TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

xviu translator's preface. To give the reader some notion of the order in which Calvin's Commentaries succeeded each other, the follow- ing List, with the dates appended, taken from Senebier's Literary History of Geneva, is submitted to his consideration: ^ Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, ON ALL the Epistles of Paul,^ . ON THE Epistle to the Hebrews, and the Epistles oe Peter, John, Jude, and Jaw ON Isaiah, .... ON the Acts of the Apostles, . ON Genesis, .... ON THE Psalms, ON HOSEA, .... ON THE Twelve Minor Prophets, ON Daniel, .... ON Joshua,^ .... Harmony of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy Commentary on Jeremiah, .... Harmony of Three Gospels and Commentary of St John, (



15 15 1554 1557 1557 1559 1561 1562 1563 1563 315

A facsimile of the title-page of the French Translation of 1563, and of the Dedication to the Duke of Yendome, as a specimen of the French style and spelling of the age, and a further facsimile of the title-page of the English Translation of 1578, as well as of the Dedication to the Earl of Warwick by Thomas Tymme, prefixed to the latter, will be found in this edition. An accurate copy of the Map, roughly sketched The circulation of this Bible in England was greatly promoted by the zealous exertions of John Bodley, Esq., a native of Exeter, an exile, during Mary's reign, at Geneva, and the father of Sir Thomas Bodley, the munificent founder of the Bodleian Library at Oxford. John Bodley obtained a patent for printing this Bible from Queen Elizabeth, in the year 1560. See " Annals of the English Bible," by Christopher Ander- son, vol. ii. pp. 322-324. ^ Perfect accuracy is, perhaps, not to be expected in all these dates. Beza, in his Life of Calvin, says only that six of St Paul's Epistles were published this year, which were the two to the Corinthians, that to the Galatians, the Ephesians, the Philippians, and the Colossians.

Beza places the Commentary on Joshua in 1563, and says it was the 

last which Calvin wrote.

Histoire Literairc de Geneve, par Jean Senebier. Tome T. pp. 

254-256. J