Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Codex Gigas -the Devil’s Bible

Codex Gigas
It was written in Latin during the 13th century AD, and although the origin of the manuscript is unknown, but per story, it was the work of one monk who was sentenced to death by being walled up alive.It begins with the Old Testament and continues with ‘Antiquities of the Jews’ by Flavius Josephus (1st century AD; ‘Encyclopedia Etymologiae’ by Isidore of Seville (6th century AD); a collection of medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus and others; the New Testament; and ‘The Chronicle of Bohemia’ by Cosmas of Prague (1050 AD).

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