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The Bible

"You know you can't read."
"It's the Bible, you get credit for trying."
"Pretending to read the Bible's a lie. That's a mark against...
Pintel and Ragetti[src]

The Bible, sometimes referred to as the Holy Bible or the Good Book, refers to collections of sacred scripture of Judaism and Christianity. The oldest surviving Christian Bibles were Greek manuscripts from fourth century AD; the oldest complete Hebrew manuscripts were from the Middle Ages.


Ragetti trying to read the Bible

"Any time you want to borrow my Bible when you run out of reading material, just say the word, Jack."
Robert Greene to Jack Sparrow[src]

Robert Greene, the first mate of the Wicked Wench, owned a Bible which he would read from time to time.[1] After escaping from Fort Charles prison, Pintel and Ragetti escaped Port Royal on a longboat. Ragetti somehow got a hold of a copy of the Bible during the escape, and tried to read it while Pintel was rowing the boat in the middle of the ocean near Isla de Pelegostos. They later got into an argument about if it was right that Ragetti was reading the Bible, even though he couldn't read.[2] A young missionary named Philip Swift also carried a bible.[3]

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"Will—you can't trust him."
"You must swear by the Holy Bible."
"Eh? You have my word, then—on the Good Book, I do swear, and the Lord spare my worthless soul.
Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner and Hector Barbossa[src] (original screenplay)



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