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Secret unbreakable cypher used in this bible which many believe has just been broken in the year 2012. Only person known to have used this cypher is Roger Williams…the first to back separation of church and state in colonial america. 7 by 9 inch Geneva Bible. Black Letter. Perhaps printed in 1579 by the noted British Printer Barker. About one third of the pages are missing. Perhaps a razor was used by an owner/owners to cut the pages out and give them to people… per Spurgeon? Written date of 1625 and a signature of Edward P. Damoro.
Brown University’s John Carter Brown Library has long housed a 234-page volume referred to as the “Roger Williams Mystery Book”. The margins of this book are filled with notations in handwritten code, believed to be the work of Roger Williams. In 2012, Brown University undergraduate Lucas Mason-Brown cracked this code and uncovered conclusive historical evidence attributing its authorship to Roger Williams. Translations are revealing transcriptions of a geographical text, a medical text, and some twenty pages of original notes addressing the issue of infant baptism.Mason-Brown has since discovered more writings by Williams employing a separate code in the margins of a rare edition of the Eliot Indian Bible
The obscure book’s margins are virtually filled with clusters of curious foreign characters — a mysterious shorthand used by 17th century religious dissident Roger Williams.
Roger Williams (c. 1603 – between January and March 1683) was an English Protestant theologian who was an early proponent of religious freedom and the separation of church and state. In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, which provided a refuge for religious minorities. Williams started the first Baptist church in America, the First Baptist Church of Providence. He was a student of Native American languages and an advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans. Williams was arguably the very first abolitionist in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the original thirteen colonies. This Geneva Bible may have been owned by him before 1626? Buy it now on eBay!