Wicked Bible to go on display

From the bloopers file: the 1611 edition.

“A rare copy of the notorious seventeenth century ‘Wicked Bible’, which shocked readers by exhorting them ‘Thou shalt commit adultery’, is to go on public display for the first time.

Cambridge University has opened an unseen section of its library archives to the public to display a collection of rare religious texts.

The exhibition, which opens today, is centred around the King James Bible of 1611 – widely regarded as the most influential book ever written in English.

However it will also feature a 1631 edition of the Bible in which the word “not” was accidentally omitted from the commandments, earning its printers a public rebuke from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The books were mostly destroyed and only a handful of copies survive.” Read more here.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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