Bible. English. The Bible translated, 1576 (Geneva version) - St Matthew, chapter 1, p. 5A1v.

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Date:1576

Description:The Christmas story: a source for Shakespeare.

The Christmas story as recounted by St. Matthew in his gospel was familiar to Shakespeare who refers to this ‘holy’ time of year in his play Hamlet. (1.1,lines 139-145.)


Full title: The Bible. That is, the holy scriptures contained in the olde and newe testament... translated.... Christopher Barker, 1576. [Geneva version].


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1590s
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