The Wicked Bible (1631)

posted May 3, 2010, 12:11 AM by Professor Katz
The problem with sola scriptura is that you have to be really careful when printing the scriptura.  Mistakes and typos could cause some problems.
 
In 1631, a reprint of the King James Bible was produced, put out by the royal printers, no less:
 
 
Unfortunately, it contained one tiny, little, typographical error....and in the Ten Commandments, davka:
 

King Charles I was not amused, and ordered the whole print run burned and the printers fined (better than the other way around).  Thankfully, eleven copies survived, and one can be seen at the British Library (above).

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