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Did the Devil Really Write This Bible?  Candida Moss on the Codex Gigas

“It’s not just the scale of the book that make it unusual, but also its contents. In addition to the Vulgate (the Latin version of the Bible), it contains a copy of the Jewish historian Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities, Isidore of Seville’s Etymologies, ancient medical texts, and a copy of The Chronicle of Bohemia by Cosmas of Prague (1050). Ten pages are missing, however, and as all of the works contained in the codex are complete, there’s some speculation about what they contained. Some say they held a transcription of a prayer to Satan, while scholars—the spoilsports—hypothesize they held the rules of the monastic community from which the book originated.”

Source: Did the Devil Really Write This Bible? – The Daily Beast

8 comments on “Did the Devil Really Write This Bible?  Candida Moss on the Codex Gigas

  1. inspiredbythedivine1
    May 29, 2016

    I’ve seen documentaries on this book before. It is a fascinating work of art. The size and weight of it alone are amazing. The devil didn’t write it, however. He told me so himself.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. john zande
    May 29, 2016

    Recipes. Ten pages of recipes.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Arkenaten
    May 29, 2016

    Names and addresses of prostitutes that were recommended by monks willing to indulge for indulgences.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Sirius Bizinus
    May 29, 2016

    The ten pages that are missing contains the note, “Brother Thomas, please remove these ten blank pages so people will ask questions about what they contained. This will surely inflate the asking price centuries hence, and make sure this work remains popular.

    P.S. -“

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  5. makagutu
    May 30, 2016

    Pink, when you think of it, Satan could have written the bible. People portray him so badly in daily life but he comes almost spotless in the bible. He kills no one, curses no one unlike the other one who is angry, bloodthirsty, jealous and proud of it.
    As to what is in those ten pages, I think I agree with Ark

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