there was a question about Biblical errata/typos on a quiz show just now and so I looked into these again.  sdfsdf.  gets me everytime.

[Quoting from this article]

  • The “Judas Bible” 1611: This Bible has Judas, not Jesus, saying “Sit ye here while I go yonder and pray” (Matthew 26:36). 
  • The “Printers Bible” 1612: In some copies Psalm 119:161 reads “Printers have persecuted me without a cause” rather than “Princes have persecuted me…” 
  • The “Wicked Bible” 1631: Omits an important “not” from Exodus 20:14, making the seventh commandment read “Thou shalt commit adultery.” The printers were fined £300 and most of the copies were recalled immediately. Only 11 copies are known to exist today. 
  • The “Sin On Bible” 1716: John 8:11 reads “Go and sin on more” rather than “Go and sin no more.” 
  • The “Vinegar Bible” 1717: The chapter heading for Luke 20 reads “The Parable of the Vinegar” instead of “The Parable of the Vineyard.” 
  • The “Fools Bible” 1763: Psalm 14:1 reads “the fool hath said in his heart there is a God,” rather than “… there is no God.” The printers were fined £3,000 and all copies ordered destroyed. 
  • The “Lions Bible” 1804: 1 Kings 8:19 reads “thy son that shall come forth out of thy lions,” rather than “loins.” 
  • The “Owl Bible” 1944: “Owl” replaces “own,” making 1 Peter 3:5 read “For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their owl husbands.” The error was caused by a printing plate with a damaged letter n.

whoa I didn’t know that there are actually a whole lot of so-called Bible Errata – Bibles with printers’ errors and peculiar translations. Some of the examples of them can be found in Wikipedia and they are hilarious.

No wonder Aziraphale collected them. Check out “Sin On Bible”, for example, it’s like straight from Pratchett’s pen.