We all have to deal with typos. Here at DeadState, we do our best to avoid them and even then they still slip by, even after a draft goes through a team of editors.
But when a typo appears in a sacred or historical text, the impact is a little serious – for some people anyway. We just think it’s incredibly funny.
The Printer’s Bible, 1612: Psalm 119:161 reads “Printers have persecuted me without a cause” rather than “Princes have persecuted…”
The Wicked Bible, 1631: In the Ten Commandments the word “not” is missing from the Seventh Commandment.
The Fools Bible, 1631: Psalm 14 reads, “The fool hath said in his heart there is a God,” rather than “The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.”
The Vinegar Bible, 1717: Although rife with errors, the most-known one is in the chapter heading for Luke 20, which reads “The Parable of the Vinegar” instead of “The Parable of the Vineyard.”