Rare Bible featuring typo encouraging adultery to be auctioned
Even with computers and their spell-checking magic, typos are hard to catch -- and in times before the digital era, they were almost inevitable.
Some, however, were more unfortunate than others, as is the case with an incredibly rare Bible that inadvertently encourages people to commit adultery.
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One of the few remaining copies of the approximately 1,000 made is up for auction at Bonhams in London and is expected to sell for upwards of $23,000.
Printed in 1631, the so-called "Wicked" Bible includes the directive "Though shalt commit adultery" rather than the much more common dissuasive version of the commandment.
The printers in charge suffered greatly for the error, being fined heavily and having their printing license revoked.
One went on to die a lonely death in a debtors' prison.
There are theories that the gaffe was an intentional attempt to destroy that man's reputation.
The sale of the Bible is slated for November 11th.
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