Archive for January 10th, 2008

A traditional (as in the past 500 years) claim by protestants is that the Catholic church prohibited individuals to own and read bibles. There were naturally two many issues, first the printing press wasn’t invented yet and a bible was very expensive to produce. Bibles were in fact chained in the church to keep someone from removing it. It’s not like they could simply pull out another one. Second was that the most of the people couldn’t read and there wasn’t translations in the vernacular for each country.

Enter 493 years ago day theComplutesian Polyglot bible.

Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin.

Pretty pricey by anyones standards. Article here on it.


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