1560 Geneva Bible Psalter, pointed for chanting?

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  1. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Senior

    I have heard that the text of the 1560 edition of the Geneva Bible's, The Psalmes of David was pointed for chanting. As I look at the text of the 1560 Genevan Psalter, I find no such pointing. Am I missing something?

    What role, if any, did Matthew Coverdale have in the translation of the 1560 Geneva Bible Psalter?
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    No, you aren't missing anything as far as I know on that.

    Miles Coverdale put out the Coverdale Bible in 1535. Later, 1539, he helped with the Great Bible. He seemed to have "some" Geneva Bible input, but its unknown how much.

    He also aided in translating the psalms into metre between 1535 and 1540; these first versions of his psalms were based on his translation of the Book of Psalms in the 1535 Coverdale Bible, which Cranmer used in the Common Book for the Anglicans.
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