703: L.O.L. #36: THE WICKED BIBLE

After the printing press was invented by Gutenberg in 1440, the bible was mass-produced for the first time. Typographical errors now got wider circulation than ever before, like in the so-called Wicked Bible which committed the most unfortunate typo in history: thou shalt commit adultery.

 

Source:
Inglebart, L.E. “Press Freedoms: A descriptive calendar of concepts, interpretations, events and court actions from 4000 BC to the present.” Greenwood Publishing (1987)

quoted in Silver, N. “The signal and the noise” Penguin (2013) p.3

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