At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript.
Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the Devil.
Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book's darkened pages. Using ultra-violet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a re-creation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil's Bible.
The Devil’s Bible is so huge that it requires at least two people to carry it. Once considered the eighth wonder of the world, the Codex Gigas stretches three feet long and weighs a hundred and sixty-five pounds. It is the only book that places the Old and New Testaments alongside violent, holy incantations.
The Codex Gigas contains one full page – right opposite the devil portrait – of a towering Heavenly City. Although no people can be seen in the Heavenly City, it is a symbol of hope and salvation, a contrast to the portrait of the devil on the opposing page.
The Codex Gigas includes mystical medical formulas for anything from treating ailments such as fevers and epilepsy to resolving practical problems such as finding a thief. The book's transfer to Prague in 2008 took a year of planning.
It was insured for $15.1 million during the transfer. The Devil’s Bible has 600 pages, which is 310 parchment leaves, all made from donkey skins.
typical, overly dramatic presentation. Not much about the contents of the book, mostly focussing on a single page, just because there is a devil's image on it... don't waste your time with this. Rather read up on the contents somewhere else
What is devils worshap motive
Either way I wouldn't like this book turning up on my door step.
To whom are suspicious or cynical. Those who use cartoons and childhood stories as a crutch or kickstand. Hype, farfetched and dumb Satan lovers to use as leverage.
As I see the book to be True...Well written and most powerful! For those who have read the number one selling book every year! The Antichrist is here and there's been proof all of the world. Take this with your grain of salt??... there's a company in Sweden not going to say who, but you can look it up.
They've taken over 400 of their employees and embedded a chip in their forearm. What for?...hmm mm? ?? Well to get access to the building and security doors ie food and coffee! You see instead of carrying a key or fob around in your wallet or on your keychain. Now it's in your wrist! all you gotta do is go to the coffee shop in the building and use your new chip to buy stuff... to get things to move around the building.
No more keys, no more ID carrying and no more wallets or purses pretty cool huh?...Or is it??.... The Mark Of The Beast?
Both are here to stay and get literally into you. Both are on its way to your cities. The Antichrist chip I say! It's happening now and soon will all have to make a choice if we already haven't.....Cheers Korry
Interesting, but just a lot of hype and pretty boring. They really did not uncover anything that exciting. It is much more interesting reading these comments.
Excellent and interesting... some of the history of the manifestations of the mystical occult. The "one monk" conclusion doesn't seem far fetched to me given this assumption of spiritually driven discipline. L. Ron Hubbard of Scientology is listed as the most prolific writer in the Guinness Book of World Records, and of course the content related to scientology is hard to imagine one man compiling, much less the quantity of that content. The "one night" theory is harder to get on board with even when these feats of accomplishment and discipline seem to go hand-in-hand with spiritual mysticism.
Surprising to me that the book, the Codex Gigas, isn't more widely known culturally and academically (at least I don't recall it coming up in conversations). Very good introduction.
Just watch it on NatGeo. Fascinating story!
The one 'monk' conclusion by so called "handwriting experts" seems quite dubious to me. Not too long back the 'experts' were deceived by "The Hitler's Diaries" and the 'Howard Hughes' ms'/will.
There are so many questions unaddressed by that investigative duo another book could be written to fill the gaps.
Beckham360 muses over atheists; 'makes you wonder what their real agenda is'?
Quite simply, some tangible proof that the 'skygod' is NOT a myth in the same realm as leprechauns, unicorns, witches, trolls, werewolves, and the like. They were all once believed to exist, and thus they must be part of Beckham's fantasy world as well....eh?
I love how all these supposedly non believers find their way here to bash God and Religion. Makes you wonder what their real agenda is? Satanist much!!!! You dumb satan lovers will not change any man or woman of Gods view or belief so go away, just go away with that just pumped the neighbors cat look on your face as Satan will soon be pumping you lol.
LOVE, I have watched this like 10 times now!
The devil has a diaper on, how sweet!
i dont like the title, it puts believers off. should be called lonely monk Bible
well ZACK Winters i am sorry to tell you this but the bible is man made.
and it has change several times over the years, and there is no prof of any god in this world only the illusion made by people that wan't to control others. soo you can live in a lie for your hole life or see the true world, not the lie that you where told as a kind and live in now.
ps, english is not my first langue, so sorry for any spelling mistakes.
Forbidden Knowledge sent this Documentary via e mail today. I had heard of this book many years ago - also the girl king mentioned. I enjoyed this immensley. That picture of the devil was indeed, scary. The picture on the left of the the devil deplicted heaven (not a close up- wish it had been) That showed me that the battle was raging as the scribe copied it. I hate to see such negataive comments. This is a part of history. The battle is getting more intense today and is not to be taken lightly.
This documentary's crap - typically poor, faulty, inconsistent Nat Geo style
well.. that was a waste of time
The devil bible
is made out of donkey skin , and its page is made of
parchment leaves 600 pages
Boring. There should have been more explosions and at least one car chase....
I was so board & I couldn't wait until it finish...it has no substance to it
Fascinating and Incredible at the same time!
Seems like everyone is writing bibles now-a-days
All references to Satan in the Bible are a reference to the processing of information through our five physical senses and the love that flows between our hearts, generating our conviction of conscience is the spirit of God. Thus, the "war in heaven" between Michael and his angels and the dragon and his angles is a reference, in a consistent figurative language,to the opposition between our hearts (a unifying perspective) and our heads (an individual perspective). Since the entire human race's convicting consciences are in a low-lying state of influence in the initial stage of our nature, It is safe to say that the "Devil's Bible" was, along with almost everything else written to date, written by "Satan"
P.S.- "Angels" in the Bible means "influence". The "angels of God" is a reference to the influence of our conviction of conscience and the "angels of Satan" is a reference to the influence of our mechanical reasoning by which we justify avoiding the inconvenience of our convicting conscience (create belief systems).
The Devil's Bible?? The term itself is a contradiction. I was hoping it would at least shed some real light on why it was written. This entire documentary seems like nothing more than a giant hoax played on this who participated in it, was well as those who watch it, including myself. What a joke!
The Devil's Bible?? The term itself is a contradiction. I was hoping it would at least shed some real
Satin is not an angel as mentioned.
A fascinating doc, it just goes to show that some people will believe any nonsense.
this book is bloody cool i wanna be able to full colour print of the scripture. t
This doc is lame. Its too long and rhetorical. The book is pretty cool, though. Calling it "The Devil's Bible" must be a real crowd pleaser. How'd you like to hear that a few dozen times in 47 minutes? I wish I had just gone and read about this thing instead of watching this stupid film, actually. The more I type about it the more annoyed I get.
Its possible that the monk would have actually written the book AFTER being walled up in a cell. Some monastics actually chose to live that way. They were called anchorites.
I always find it amazing how people's perceptions of the devil have changed throughout the ages. The bible's only description of the devil is that of a snake, fast forward 2000+ years, and you get David Grohl in the 'Pick of Destiny'.
wow, this thing is pretty schlockey, interesting that they are handling this thing in a swiss museum without any gloves on. (sigh)
Hm, not the best made movie i have seen, they mixed up the swedish kings. One of the pictures of Kristinas father is actually her grandfather Karl IX and the picture that said portrait Kristina on a horse is of a lather swedish king Karl XI the son of her cousin
interesting...but yea, they don't actually talk about the books content...slightly annoying
There's a lot of useless hype in this documentary. The content of it could be summarized without compromising it's real message in just a couple of minutes.
They do mention what is written in the book. It is both the old and new testament (typical bible) as well as more esoteric stuff like exorcism rites.
Shame we're not given much of the content.
Also, there are two assumptions:
1. It was written by a man.
2. It could not have been completed in one night.
A little light on real information--but an interesting little story nonetheless.
they just repeat the same thing over and over but then then again this documentary isn't about what's inside the book, but who wrote it and was it written by a single person. i want to find a documentary that talks more in detail about its content rather than its author.
I want a copy!
unfortunatelly, no mention about the nature of the message writen in the book, this documentary is useless...
Ok who's up for starting a religion using this as it's basis?
Grand Master position already baggsied!
Won't be long before we've got loads of gullible numpties like the other religions!
Then we can start claiming lands, bombing people and taking money for silly prayers etc. It all makes sense now!
I honestly never heard of this before now :o
Damn I posted this on Facebook like 3 days ago and now its on here! Awesome.
This was only made to frighten people and make them more dependable on the Monks and the Church :)... money making,even then!
amazing story of a cloistered monk and self taught illuminator ^^ i'm not a religious person, but one has to admire the dedication and focus needed to create such a thing!
how can such an important book only be insured for 15 mil lol!?
a prefer the advocate figure..but according to the church then..who could oppose or tell God anything..so lets make it a demon lol..pathetic.
what a ridicules "museum" of skulls!?? ugly!
Adds more fuel to the religious fairy tales. Amazing what some people believe in.