Because of a typographical error, a “wicked bible” stated that “thou shalt commit adultery.” Published in 1631, this Bible is also known as an “adulterous Bible” or the “sinners’ Bible.” Only several hundred copies remain and they’re worth $100,000 to collectors.
In the 1860’s an atheist tobacconist named George Hull created a 10-foot stone statue, buried it, then exhumed it a year later as proof of giants, all to mock a bible verse that states giants once lived on the Earth.
Slaves were given redacted bibles so they would not read anything that could cause them to rebel. Most of the old testament and half of the new testament was omitted.
There was no mention of Apple as the Forbidden Fruit. Possible fruits include apple, grape, pomegranate, fig, carob, etrog or citron, pear, and mushrooms. There was a misunderstanding of – or a pun on – mălum, a native Latin noun which means evil and mālum, borrowed from Greek μῆλον or apple.
Studies in ‘ice cores’ found in Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – the mountain which supplies the Nile with its water – have revealed that a drought did take place around 3600 years ago – around the time the Bible sets Joseph’s story in Egypt.
Thomas Jefferson created his own version of the Bible, using a razor to cut out the ‘supernatural’ parts, such as the miracles and the resurrection. Today, new members of Congress receive a copy upon election.
The Bible says farmers should leave the edges of their fields unharvested to feed the poor and foreigners.
Thomas Jefferson used a razor to cut passages from the New Testament and literally pasted them together into what is now known as the Jefferson Bible, currently on display at the Smithsonian. He felt the focus should be on Jesus’ life and moral teachings, not inexplicable miracles.
NASA asked Buzz Aldrin to refrain from quoting the Bible on the moon.
The Bible explicitly tells you not to force people into believing or boasting about your religion.