Friday, January 24, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Secret notes found inside 16th century Bible


Posted on Friday, 18 March, 2016 | Comment icon 6 comments

The Bible contained annotations from the 16th century Reformation. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A British historian has found hidden annotations within the pages of a Bible published back in 1535.
The 500-year-old book, which is one of only seven known surviving copies of England's first printed Bible, is kept at the library of Lambeth Palace - the Archbishop of Canterbury's residence in London.

"We know virtually nothing about this unique Bible whose preface was written by Henry (VIII) himself outside of the surviving copies," said historian Eyal Poleg of Queen Mary University.

"The challenge was how to uncover the annotations without damaging the book."
The solution, it turned out, was to take two images of each page - one with a light sheet behind and one without - before processing them using special software to reveal the hidden writing.

The annotations were found to contain material copied from the 'Great Bible' of Thomas Cromwell and were written during the 16th century Reformation - a period of significant upheaval in England which saw the Church of England separate from the Catholic Church in Rome.

"Until recently, it was widely assumed that the Reformation caused a complete break, a Rubicon moment when people stopped being Catholics and accepted Protestantism, rejected saints, and replaced Latin with English," said Poleg.

"This Bible is a unique witness to a time when the conservative Latin and the reformist English were used together, showing that the Reformation was a slow, complex, and gradual process."

Source: Discovery News | Comments (6)

Tags: Bible, Henry VIII

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 18 March, 2016, 16:14
Oh oh ~ someone call Tom Hanks ... Dan Brown is gonna be going berserk over this one ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by MJNYC on 18 March, 2016, 19:50
You can see the notes at: http://news.discovery.com/history/religion/secret-notes-hidden-in-500-year-old-bible-160317.htm Very exciting!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Trust_no_one on 20 March, 2016, 19:39
This is interesting but id prefer to know what the vatican is hiding in there cellars!!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Trust_no_one on 20 March, 2016, 19:59
This is interesting but id prefer to know what the vatican is hiding in there cellars!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 22 March, 2016, 16:18
I find it interesting that all the interest in the "Gospel According to Judas" has completely waned. From what I read on the subject, it was very interesting if real.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Child of Bast on 23 March, 2016, 15:02
I admit that I was one of those who used to think that the Reformation just happened overnight. But I educated myself on the matter and no longer believe that was true. Mostly thanks to my reading of historical fiction and then asking, "Was it really like that?"


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6642615
277301
183438

 
Volcanic eruption turned victims' brains to glass
1-23-2020
This dire fate awaited the residents of Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in the year 79.
'Bigfoot' shows up on Sherman Pass webcam
1-23-2020
A mysterious figure was recently captured on camera by Washington state's Department of Transportation.
Strange black smoke ring filmed over Pakistan
1-23-2020
This giant ring, which was spotted drifting up into the sky, has been the topic of some heated debate this week.
New facility to produce oxygen from Moon dust
1-22-2020
A new technique could help make it possible for humans to live on the lunar surface in the not-too-distant future.
Stories & Experiences
Dog and Jamaican statue
1-10-2020 | Canada
 
 
Life changing experience
12-19-2019 | Australia
 
Unexplained smoke or fog
12-19-2019 | West Texas, USA
 
He came in the night
12-19-2019 | CA
 
My reptilian encounter
11-24-2019 | Ireland and Australia
 
The day I found out I am immortal
11-24-2019 | Hialeah
 
Recent activity in my home
11-24-2019 | Kansas City, MO USA
 
The houndsman
10-26-2019 | Michigan, USA
 
Birthday balloon
10-26-2019 | Usa
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Why do we believe in conspiracies ?
Posted 1-17-2020 | 5 comments
A look at how the human race has effectively evolved to accept conspiracy theories.
 
NASA 2020: Are you ready ?
Posted 1-1-2020 | 3 comments
A look at what's coming up in the world of spaceflight this year.
 
Is it possible to levitate a human ?
Posted 12-15-2019 | 2 comments
Science enthusiast Rick Edwards attempts to unlock the secret of levitation.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ