Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Thou shalt commit adultery"

The wikipedia entry for Bible errata is a fun read. It is intriguing how just omitting a "not" in a particular passage can completely change its meaning.

Imagine purchasing a Bible hot off the press and finding the following inside:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God?"
(1 Corinthians 6:9)

"Go and sin on more"
(John 8:11)

"Thou shalt commit adultery"
(Exodus 20:14)

"For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their owl husbands."
(1 Peter 3:5)

Things are confusing enough arguing over the original texts and Greek meanings!

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