The Devil's Bible - Codex Gigas

@Daelii (6137)
United States
November 15, 2017 8:42am CST
Would you pay to go see the Devil's Bible? This is one of the largest oldest medieval manuscripts currently known about. I wouldn't even be able to lift it since it weights 160 pounds. But I can't help but wounder if given the chance, would I really want to see it? On one hand, its one of the oldest, largest texts from that time period. That alone is kind of neat for me. I LOVE old books and items that share information from different time periods. It also includes different texts from the bible. Its written in Latin, so I'd need a few other books to help on proper translations... but I mean it would still be some interesting experience? But then there is a reason it has earned the name the Devil's bible. There is another side to it that covers items not found in a normal bible. Is that something that I really want to see? No, not really. But then I really want to know what all is in there. This book though has missing pages and other things taken out as it was "edited" through the ages. Nevertheless, its kind of an erie thing. I can see how its an artifact of sorts. But I question how some churches reference it as an item of prestige to have? I guess I will be happy that the choice for seeing or not seeing this, really isn't one I'd have to make. As the likelihood of being in a position to see it is pretty much non-existent to me. But what do you think about it? Would you go see it, if given the chance? what do you make of it? There is so much that is "unknown" about it. Its a big mystery to say the least. More information and some pictures @
4406 entries. 94 themes. Last updated October 22, 2017. The largest extant medieval manuscript, the Codex Gigas, or Giant Codex, was created in the early 13th century in the Benedictine monastery of PodlaĹžice in Bohemia (now Czech Republic).  It is also kn
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@JudyEv (136737)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
I've never heard of it but I guess if it were easy to view I'd go just for the novelty of seeing it.
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@franxav (5815)
15 Nov
Strange, how it got its name.
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