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The Da Vinci Code  
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First U.S. edition cover
Author Dan Brown
Country United States
United Kingdom
Publisher Doubleday Group (United States)
Transworld Publishers, UK Bantam Books (United Kingdom)
Pages 454 (U.S. hardback)
489 (U.S. paperback)
359 (UK hardback)
583 (UK paperback)
ISBN 0-385-50420-9 (US) / 9780552159715 (UK)
OCLC Number 50920659
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 21
LC Classification PS3552.R685434 D3 2003
Preceded by Deception Point
Followed by The Lost Symbol
.The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown.^ The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown straddles the line between fact and fiction.
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^ It is also no secret that none of the major ideas in The Da Vinci Code are Dan Browns.
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^ Perhaps you mean that’s what Dan Brown presents in his work of fiction, the Da Vinci Code.
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.It follows symbologist Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discover a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to Mary Magdalene.^ It is NOT a matter of historical record that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married.
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^ Was he an eyewitness of the life of Christ and Mary Magdalene?
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^ Was Jesus secretly married to Mary Magdalene, and did they have a child?
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.The title of the novel refers to, among other things, the fact that the murder victim is found in the Denon Wing of the Louvre, naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a pentacle drawn on his stomach in his own blood.^ Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci .

^ Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind .

^ I found this while searching for other things: .
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.The novel has provoked a popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and Magdalene's role in the history of Christianity.^ The novel distorts history at the expense of Christianity.
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^ Mary Magdalen is the Holy Grail of ancient legend.
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^ The Da Vinci Code is related to the Holy Grail, and what Mary Magdalene’s role was in the history of Christianity.
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.The book has been extensively denounced by many Christian denominations as an attack on the Roman Catholic Church.^ With more than 40 million books in print, this thriller novel asserts that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married and had a child and that the Roman Catholic Church’s Opus Dei organization will murder people in order to keep this secret.
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^ In their churches, Roman Catholics tend to use candles made of beeswax.
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^ They are the sworn protectors of that secret, because of the Roman Catholic Church that is out to destroy that secret.
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It has also been criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracy.
.The book is a worldwide bestseller that sold 80 million copies as of 2009[1] and has been translated into 44 languages.^ It is a worldwide bestseller with millions of copies sold and has been translated into 44 languages.
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^ The little guy’s book has sold over 40 million copies since 2003, in 44 languages.
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^ To date, the book has sold 43 million copies and has been translated into 40 different languages.
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.Combining the detective, thriller, and conspiracy fiction genres, it is Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon, the first being his 2000 novel Angels & Demons.^ It is a sequel to Brown's 2000 novel Angels and Demons.
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^ The novel is the second book by Brown in which Robert Langdon is the main character.
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^ Robert Langdon, the Harvard symbologist from Brown's Angels and Demons, is back in this amazing sequel.
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.In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations.^ Published November 2, 2004 .
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^ Publisher: Corgi Books ISBN: 9780552149518 Publication date: March 2004 Edition: New edition Pages: 560 Readership: General Busy processing ...
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^ Publisher: Corgi Adult; New Ed edition (1 Mar 2004) Language: English - ISBN-10: 0552149519 - ISBN-13: 978-0552149518) .

.In 2006, a film adaptation was released by Sony's Columbia Pictures.^ Also, Sony's Columbia Pictures is adapting the novel to film with the direction of Ron Howard alongside Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu.
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^ The film from Sony Pictures is directed by Ron Howard and includes an international cast headed by Tom Hanks.
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^ The Film is scheduled to release in May 2006; the Louvre has granted permission for filming on the premises and the film rights had been purchased for USD 6 million.
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Contents

Plot summary

.This book describes the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière of the Louvre Museum in Paris.^ Robert Langdon A well-respected professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University.
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^ Jacques Sauniere was the murdered museum curator at the Louvre.
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^ There has been a mysterious murder, in Paris, of the renowned curator of the Louvre, Jacques Saunière.
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.A baffling cipher is found near his body.^ An elderly curator has been murdered inside the Louvre, and a baffling cipher has been found near the body.
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^ Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher.
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^ The curator of the Louvre has been murdered and next to his body is a baffling cipher.
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.Saunière's granddaughter, Sophie Neveu and Langdon attempt to sort out the bizarre riddles and are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci.^ As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da VinciÑclues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
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^ Langdon solves the riddle, which leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci.
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^ Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci .

.The unraveling of the mystery requires solutions to a series of brain-teasers, including anagrams and number puzzles.^ The unraveling of the mystery requires the solution to a series of brain-teasers, including anagrams and number puzzles.
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^ The interpretation of hidden messages inside Da Vinci's famous works, including the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, figure prominently in the solution to the mystery.
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^ And the number five - so crucial to Brown’s puzzles - has some connections with the protective goddess but myriad others besides, including human life, the five senses, and the Five Wounds of Christ.
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.The ultimate solution is found to be intimately connected with the possible location of the Holy Grail and to a mysterious society called the Priory of Sion, as well as to the Knights Templar.^ The Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar were organized to keep the secret.
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^ The solution itself is found to be intimately connected with the possible location of the Holy Grail and to a mysterious society called the Priory of Sion, as well as to the Knights Templar.
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^ To complete the puzzle we need to look at the Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar.

.The story also involves the Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei.^ The Catholic organization Opus Dei also figures prominently in the plot.
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^ That Opus Dei is a murderous organization.
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^ A brilliant Harvard professor and a beautiful French cryptologist get mixed up with Opus Dei, a deeply devout yet highly controversial Catholic sect.
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Details

.The story starts off with the murder of Jacques Saunière (the Grand Master Of Priory of Sion, although virtually no one knows that at the time) by Silas (acting on behalf of someone known only as The Teacher) to extract the location of the "keystone", an item which leads to the Holy Grail.^ If you were the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, would you release the documents?
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^ What is the real story on the Priory of Sion?
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^ What then is the real story of the Priory of Sion?
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.The police summon Robert Langdon, who is delivering a lecture in Paris, to the murder scene and ask for his help in deciphering the code Sauniere left on and near his body.^ Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist (a word created by Brown to describe an expert in religious and esoteric symbolism), is asked by the French police to help interpret a strange cipher left on the body of the deceased.

^ Location: Paris, France Follow in the footsteps of Robert Langdon, the principal character in Da n Brown's bestseller, The Da ...

^ Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher.
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.Bezu Fache, the Captain of the Central Directorate Judicial Police, believes Langdon is the prime suspect in the murder.^ This was the reason Bezu Fache suspected Langdon of being the murderer.
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^ This is why Fache suspects Langdon of the murder.
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^ Paris police captain Bezu Fache , suspects Langdon is the Jacques Saunieres murderer, and he brings Langdon to the crime scene.
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.Sophie Neveu shows up at the murder scene as a police cryptographer and quickly gains Langdon's trust.^ Police cryptographer Sophie Neveu arrives on the scene, agitated and acting strangely.
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^ He is addressing Harvard Professor Robert Langdon and agent Sophie Neveu who are on the case of the Holy Grail.
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^ Also, Sony's Columbia Pictures is adapting the novel to film with the direction of Ron Howard alongside Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu.
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.Jacques Saunière was Neveu's grandfather and they were very close to each other until she discovered him participating in a pagan sex ritual (Hieros Gamos) at his home in Normandy, when she made a surprise visit there during a break from boarding school.^ The Hieros Gamos ritual is not a perversion.
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^ She also recalls the secret ritual that she witnessed during a surprise visit to her grandfather’s home a decade ago, which prompted her estrangement from Saunière.
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^ Later, as a college student, she made a surprise visit to her grandfather's house in Normandy and observed him participating in an occult sex ritual.
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.(That she had observed something is mentioned and hinted at several times throughout the story, but what it is that she saw is revealed to no one, including the reader, until near the end when she tells Robert).^ Yet, these "experts" claim to base their whole position on historical evidence, including documents that no one can find and are only "rumored" to exist.
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^ No one knows which New Testament books were included in the 50 Bibles, nor anything about their contents.
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^ Robert Crais I would never have believed that this is my kind of thriller, but I'm going to tell you something -- the more I read, the more I had to read.
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.Langdon and Neveu find a baffling cipher near Saunière's body.^ Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher.
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^ The curator of the Louvre has been murdered and next to his body is a baffling cipher.
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^ An elderly curator has been murdered inside the Louvre, and a baffling cipher has been found near the body.
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.These clues were meant to lead to a second set of clues.^ These clues were meant to lead to a second set of clues.
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.By deciphering her grandfather's clues, Neveu finds the painting which had a key hidden behind it and an address and symbols of the Priory of Sion were written on the key.^ Yet a symbolic murder is hidden behind this.
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^ On the key, written with the curator's pen, is an address.
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^ Behind this painting, Saunire hid a key.
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.Working together, Langdon and Neveu trick the police, flee the scene and figure out the secret of the key.^ However, it is soon revealed that Langdon had already removed the innermost scroll, having figured out that the code word was “apple.” The police arrive, and Teabing is detained.
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^ Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
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^ Unbeknownst to Langdon, he is in fact the prime suspect in the murder and has been summoned to the scene of the crime in order that the police may extract a confession from him.
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.The key opens a safe deposit box at the Paris branch of the Depository Bank of Zurich.^ Andr Vernet president of the Paris branch of the Depository Bank of Zurich.
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^ The key opens a safe deposit box at the Paris branch of the Depository Bank of Zurich.
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^ He is surprised when Neveu and Langdon arrive at the bank and inform him that Jacques Saunire, a longtime account holder at the bank, has died and that Neveu now possesses the depository key to the account.
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Saunière's account number at the bank is a 10-digit number listing the digits of the first eight Fibonacci numbers: 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21.
.Inside the safe deposit box they find the keystone which is actually a large cryptex, a cylindrical device supposedly invented by Leonardo Da Vinci for transporting secure messages.^ They determine that it is actually a locked device called a cryptex, originally devised by Da Vinci.
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^ What does Leonardo da Vinci have to do with the story?
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^ Who was that man Leonardo da Vinci?

.In order to open it the combination of rotating components must be arranged in the correct order.^ In order to open it, the combination of rotating components must be arranged in the correct order.
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^ Saunire's account number at the bank is the Fibonacci sequence digits, arranged in the correct order.
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.If the cryptex is forced open an enclosed vial of vinegar ruptures and dissolves the message, which was written on papyrus.^ If forced open, an enclosed vial of vinegar will rupture and dissolve the message, which was written on papyrus.
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^ Description: Sophie (Audrey Tautou) explains to Robert (Tom Hanks) what will happen if they try to force the cryptex open.
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.The rosewood box containing the large cryptex contains clues to the combination of the cryptex, written in backwards script in the same manner as Leonardo's journals.^ The rosewood box containing the cryptex contains clues to the combination of the cryptex, written in backwards script in the same manner as Leonardo's journals.
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^ Examine the box again and you will find that there is a tiny hole in the smaller box that contained the Cryptex, but you need something to poke into the hole.
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^ Independently wealthy, he lives outside Paris in a chteau, where Langdon and Neveu take refuge after escaping from the Depository Bank of Zurich with the rosewood box containing the keystone.
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.The instructions that Saunière revealed to Silas at gunpoint are actually a well-rehearsed lie, namely that the keystone is buried in the Church of Saint-Sulpice beneath an obelisk that lies exactly along the ancient "Rose Line" (the former Prime Meridian which passed through Paris before it was redesignated to pass through Greenwich).^ Silas digs in search of the keystone under an obelisk in the Saint-Sulpice sanctuary.
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^ More recently, the rose line that runs through Paris, France was regarded as the prime meridian and presently the longitude of Greenwich, England is regarded as the prime meridian.
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^ Silas surveys the sanctuary of the Saint-Sulpice church, thinking of the strange history of the church and its former role as the site of the prime meridian.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The message beneath the obelisk simply contains a reference to a passage in the Book of Job (38:11a) which reads in part "Hitherto shalt thou go and no further."^ In reality, the message beneath the obelisk simply contains a reference to a passage in the Book of Job which reads "Hitherto shalt thou go and no further".
  • The Da Vinci Code - .ceneus.notes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC notes.ceneus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have read the book, some parts over a few times in fact.
  • Ben Witherington: Da Vinci Code-- the Movie: "So Dark the Con of Man" 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC benwitherington.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie assumes everyone has read the book, and so they leave out crucial parts.
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(KJV) .When Silas reads this, he realizes he has been tricked.^ When Silas reads this, he realizes he has been duped.
  • The Da Vinci Code - .ceneus.notes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC notes.ceneus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Still being chased by the police, Langdon and Neveu take the keystone to Sir Leigh Teabing (an expert in the Holy Grail and Langdon's friend).^ He takes Teabing hostage and demands the keystone from Langdon.
  • The Da Vinci Code - .ceneus.notes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC notes.ceneus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note that Sir Leigh's name appears to be an anagram of the names of Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, a book which espouses very similar beliefs to Sir Leigh's.
  • The Da Vinci Code - .ceneus.notes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC notes.ceneus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In my last post I continued my scrutiny of the claims made about the gospels by the fictitious historian Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code .
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

.They flee the country in Teabing's private plane, and on the plane figure out how to open the cryptex, but the large cryptex actually contains a second smaller cryptex with a second riddle that reveals its combination.^ Alan Wall Figuring it all out: how some literary critics and scholars have “decoded” the novel.

^ However, it is soon revealed that Langdon had already removed the innermost scroll, having figured out that the code word was “apple.” The police arrive, and Teabing is detained.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As it turns out, they are the same four criteria that were used across a broad spectrum of authors of the second and third centuries.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

.The riddle, which says to seek the orb that should be on the tomb of "a knight a pope interred," refers not to a medieval knight, but rather to the tomb of Sir Isaac Newton, who was buried in Westminster Abbey, and was eulogized by Alexander Pope (A. Pope).^ At the library, Langdon realizes that the knight in question is Sir Isaac Newton, who was buried in London not by a Catholic Pope, but by the famous English poet Alexander Pope.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alexander Pope is said to have delivered a eulogy at the funeral of Sir Isaac Newton.
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Page 208 says The Dossiers Secrets "incontrovertibly confirmed" that "Priory Grand Masters included Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo," and others.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC frcoulter.com [Source type: Original source]

.It turns out that Teabing is the Teacher who assigned Silas to kill Jacques Saunière and he also had information on the identities of the leaders of the Priory of Sion who then bugged their offices and had Silas assassinate them.^ He assumes a secret identity as “the Teacher” in order to have Opus Dei identify and kill the leaders of the Priory of Sion.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a backdrop to answering this question, allow me to point out that Brown obtained much of his information on the Priory of Sion from a book entitled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert Langdon -- Harvard professor of Religious Symbology, art historian Sophie Neveu -- Paris police cryptologist, granddaughter of Jacques Saunière Jacques Saunière -- world renowned curator of the Louvre museum in Paris, later determined to be the Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, a secretive group involved in the protection of the Holy Grail Silas -- an albino devotee of Catholic conservative sect Opus Dei Bishop Manuel Aringarosa -- leader of Opus Dei Sir Leigh Teabing/The Teacher -- Teabing is a wealthy historian who invested much of his life in a search for the Grail.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Rémy is his collaborator. .It is Teabing who contacted Bishop Aringarosa, hiding his identity, and tricked him into financing the plan to find the Grail.^ In the course of their adventures, Langdon and Neveu meet up with Sir Leigh Teabing, a wealthy aristocrat and expert on the Grail, who discusses the historical background to its mystery.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ With equal opportunities, he said, "a woman can retain her identity and not fall into the trap of thinking she will find her true identity by aping men or imitating their ways and gestures.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Out of the 318 bishops who met, 316 voted against Arius opinion and 2 agreed with him.

.He never intended to hand the Grail over to Aringarosa but is taking advantage of Opus Dei's resolve to find it.^ At the Opus Dei headquarters in New York City, Bishop Manuel Aringarosa thinks about past encounters with aggressive reporters questioning the legitimacy of the sect.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the risk of disappointing the Holy Grail aficionados among us, I’ll say nothing here about the Priory of Sion, Opus Dei and Templar mythology.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Chased by authorities and an albino "monk" who is a member of Opus Dei, this small band of iconoclasts and Grail enthusiasts travel from Paris to London.

.Teabing believes that the Priory of Sion has broken its vow to reveal the secret of the Grail to the world at the appointed time.^ The story is much more about Opus Dei vs. Priory of Sion, one seeking to suppress the truth about Jesus' marriage and offspring, the other vowed to protect the secret and protect Jesus' descendents.
  • Ben Witherington: Da Vinci Code-- the Movie: "So Dark the Con of Man" 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC benwitherington.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Langdon and Teabing lay out the story of the Holy Grail conspiracy for Sophie, Langdon challenges Teabing’s claims about the Priory of Sion and the Council of Nicaea, noting (accurately) that the P of S myth was discredited decades ago and that the C of N’s affirmation of Christ’s divinity was only an acquiescence to what was already widely believed.
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Priory of Sion was a secret organization founded in 1099 whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo and Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The Da Vinci Code Debunked 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC debunkingdavinci.com [Source type: Original source]

.He plans to steal the Grail documents and reveal them to the world himself, ruining the church, which he blames for the event.^ Acts 1:1-3), but he himself was an eyewitness of many events in the early church.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He urges her to make the Grail documents known to the world as soon as they are discovered.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He goes around to interviews describing himself as an art historian, his wife as an art historian, his work is perfectly accurate and that he is revealing secrets that all other people are hiding from the world.
  • Da Vinci Code Criticism Research and Commentary 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC www.lisashea.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was he who informed Silas that Langdon and Sophie Neveu were at his chateau.^ Langdon informs Sophie this was not sex, but "spiritual.
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The book is a thriller with a captivating plot involving the efforts of a Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon, and a French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, to decipher clues left by Sophie’s grandfather, curator of the Louvre museum in Paris, who has just been murdered.
  • MercatorNet: The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.mercatornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hoping to learn the significance of the symbols, police bring in Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou), a gifted cryptographer who is also the victim's granddaughter.
  • The Da Vinci Code 2006 | Movie Trailer, Reviews, Photos, Cast | Hollywood.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC mx.hollywood.com [Source type: General]

He did not seize the keystone from them himself because he did not want to reveal his identity. .He summoned Silas to seize the keystone in his house, but himself thwarted Silas, in order to gain Langdon and Sophie's further help with decoding the cryptex.^ Silas and Rèmy confront Sophie, Teabing, and Langdon, demanding the keystone.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The lay monk Silas mentally prepares himself to carry out his orders in the Church of Saint-Sulpice in the search for the keystone.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Teabing refuses Langdon’s request to release Sophie, but gives Langdon the cryptex.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Subsequently, the police raid the house, having followed the tracking device in the truck Langdon had stolen while escaping from the bank.^ However, it is soon revealed that Langdon had already removed the innermost scroll, having figured out that the code word was “apple.” The police arrive, and Teabing is detained.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stranded bank president Vernet contacts his facility and asks them to track the missing armored truck using the GPS system installed on the undercarriage of all of the bank’s vehicles.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Following Sophie’s clandestine instructions, Langdon visits the museum’s public restroom, unaware that his movements are being tracked by a GPS device the investigators have planted on him.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Teabing led Neveu and Langdon to the Temple Church in London, knowing full well that it was a dead end, in order to stage the hostage scene with Rémy and thereby obtain the keystone without revealing his real plot to Langdon and Neveu.^ Shoot in some fantastic locations, including the Musée de Louvre in Paris and The Temple Church in London; .
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ However, it is soon revealed that Langdon had already removed the innermost scroll, having figured out that the code word was “apple.” The police arrive, and Teabing is detained.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is revealed that the mastermind behind the plot to kill Saunière was actually Teabing, who faked his own kidnapping in order to complete the subterfuge.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In order to erase all knowledge of his work, Teabing kills Rémy by giving him cognac laced with peanut powder, knowing Rémy has a deadly allergy to peanuts.^ More obscure books on the matter are not as accessible as Da Vinci Code and if someone were to write an accessible book of genius on this subject, I would give him/her all due praise.
  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ It is revealed that the mastermind behind the plot to kill Saunière was actually Teabing, who faked his own kidnapping in order to complete the subterfuge.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the bad side we find, to our surprise, Leigh Teabing (the “Teacher”— before his self-disclosure Teabing appears to be on Langdon and Neveu’s side of things); Rémy, Teabing’s chauffeur and spy; and the albino monk Silas, who kills on demand in order to achieve what seems to him to be a greater good.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

Thus, Rémy dies of an anaphylactic shock. .Teabing also anonymously tells the police that Silas is hiding in the London headquarters of Opus Dei.^ Silas is attacked in his room at the Opus Dei Center by police.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Silas arrives at the London Opus Dei Center.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Together with crippled millionaire historian Leigh Teabing, they flee Paris for London one step ahead of the police and a mad albino Opus Dei “monk” named Silas who will stop at nothing to prevent them from finding the “Grail.” But despite the frenetic pacing, at no point is action allowed to interfere with a good lecture.
  • The Da Vinci Code; Christians Beware! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.frank.germano.com [Source type: Original source]

.In a showdown with Teabing in Westminster Abbey, Langdon secretly opens the second cryptex and removes its contents before destroying it in front of Teabing.^ Go behind the directory first, towards the front doors of Westminster Abbey and look towards the statue on the left for the glowing symbol that indicates a secret.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ During this long oration from Teabing, you will be presented with different things for Sophie to say to Teabing to distract him so that Langdon has some time to solve the Cryptex.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ You have to believe that Dan Brown, his publishers, his characters "Robert Langdon," "Leigh Teabing," and "Sophie Neveu" never cracked open the New Testament in their life.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.Teabing is arrested and led away while fruitlessly begging Langdon to tell him the contents of the second cryptex and the secret location of the Grail.^ Langdon presses Sophie to tell him more about the incident that estranged her from her grandfather years ago.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During this long oration from Teabing, you will be presented with different things for Sophie to say to Teabing to distract him so that Langdon has some time to solve the Cryptex.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Vincent Bridges, from Mysteries of the Great Cross at Hendaye: alchemy at the end of time "The Priory has created a secret keystone that reveals the secret location of the Holy Grail.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bezu Fache finds out that Neveu and Langdon are innocent after Bishop Aringarosa contacts him privately to confess.^ Whether or not Sophie Neveu had lost her mind was at this point up for grabs, but at least Langdon now understood why she was trying to help him.

^ The unlocked part of the site is the 'Characters' menu, which offers six of the lead characters in the book and movie (Silas, Robert Langdon, Leigh Teabing, Bezu Fache, Manuel Aringarosa and Sophie Neveu).
  • Deciphering the Da Vinci Code Movie Trailer | 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.thecryptex.com [Source type: General]

^ Sophie then reveals to Langdon the final line of the coded message, which Fache had covered up: "P.S. Find Robert Langdon."
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

Fache then cancels the warrants for the arrest of Neveu and Langdon.
.Silas accidentally shoots Aringarosa outside the London headquarters of Opus Dei while fleeing from the police.^ Together with crippled millionaire historian Leigh Teabing, they flee Paris for London one step ahead of the police and a mad albino Opus Dei “monk” named Silas who will stop at nothing to prevent them from finding the “Grail.” But despite the frenetic pacing, at no point is action allowed to interfere with a good lecture.
  • The Da Vinci Code; Christians Beware! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.frank.germano.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Opus Dei is a devout Catholic sect who recently completed construction of their $47 million dollar headquarters on 243 Lexington Avenue.
  • The Da Vinci Code Debunked 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC debunkingdavinci.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Architectural Digest called Opus Dei's NYC headquarters "a shining beacon of Catholicism sublimely integrated with the modern landscape."
  • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

.Realizing his terrible error and that he has been duped, Aringarosa tells Bezu Fache to give the bearer bonds in his briefcase to the families of the murdered leaders of the Priory of Sion.^ What is the real story on the Priory of Sion?
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What then is the real story of the Priory of Sion?
  • MercatorNet: The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.mercatornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Priory of Sion was founded in 1099 by a French king who charged them with keeping his family secret, which included hidden documents.
  • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

Silas dies from his fatal wounds.
.The final message inside the second keystone actually does not refer to Rosslyn Chapel, although the Grail was indeed once buried there, below the Star of David on the floor (the two interlocking triangles are the "blade" and "chalice," i.e., male and female symbols).^ Star of David , which was once the secret symbol of stargazing priests.
  • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Actual footage of her being buried there?
  • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

^ The Star of David is actually a composition of two triangles superimposed on one another and representing the male and female genitalia.
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The docent in Rosslyn Chapel is Sophie's long-lost brother.^ The final clues in the search for the Grail lead Sophie and Langdon to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The remaining clues lead Sophie and Langdon to an ancient church in Scotland, where they find the grandmother and brother that she had long believed to be dead.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, the clamshells received as confirmation that one had truly accomplished the long road to Compostella, are still left as offerings on an altar stone within Rosslyn Chapel."
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

Sophie had been told as a child that he was killed with her parents and grandmother in a car accident.
.The guardian of Rosslyn Chapel, Marie Chauvel, is Sophie's long-lost grandmother, and the wife of Jacques Saunière.^ The final clues in the search for the Grail lead Sophie and Langdon to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sophie’s grandmother reveals that the Grail documents are not, in fact, hidden underneath the church at Rosslyn.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's the theory about the bloodline of Jesus, his relationship with Mary Magdaline, Rosslyn Chapel and the rest of the information that the protagonist in The DaVinci Code deals with that is the issue.
  • The Da Vinci Code : Dispatches from the Culture Wars 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

She is the woman who participated in the sex ritual with Jacques Saunière. .It is revealed that Sophie is a descendant of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.^ It is only sometime later that the Lord cast 7 demons out of Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9), and who became one of the followers of Jesus, not His wife.

^ Contemporary researchers allege that, indeed, in her ultimate identity the Christian Black Madonna is not the mother of Jesus, but she is in fact Mary Magdalen.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is one to make of The Da Vinci Code 's specific claim that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene?
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Priory of Sion hid her identity in order to protect her from possible threats to her life.^ It is learned that Sophie’s family had to be separated in order to protect their true identity as descendents of Christ.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But, there is a BIG PROBLEM! There was no secret society called The Priory of Sion founded in 1099 AD. There was a medieval order of monks called The Order of Sion .
  • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There were three known priory of sions, The First was a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in Jerusalem at the monastery of Our Lady of Mt.
  • The Da Vinci Code Debunked 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC debunkingdavinci.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even though all four of the leaders of the Priory of Sion are killed, the secret is not lost, since there is still a contingency plan (never revealed) which will keep the organization and its secret alive.^ There have been three Priories of Sion.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Mary Ann Collins 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.exmormon.com [Source type: General]
  • The DaVinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.crossroad.to [Source type: General]
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a secret society known as the Priory of Sion that still worships Mary Magdalene as a goddess and is trying to keep the truth alive.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There have been three Priories of Sion: .

.The real meaning of the last message is that the Grail is buried beneath the small pyramid (i.e., the "blade," a male symbol) directly below the inverted glass pyramid of the Louvre (i.e., the "chalice," a female symbol, which Langdon and Sophie ironically almost crashed into while making their original escape from Bezu Fache).^ At the conclusion of the novel, Langdon finally recognizes that the Grail is buried beneath the glass pyramids at the entrance of the Louvre.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Detective Fache realizes Sophie used the ploy to deliver her own message to Langdon.
  • The Da Vinci Code Summary at WikiSummaries: Free Book Summaries 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC wikisummaries.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He is addressing Harvard Professor Robert Langdon and agent Sophie Neveu who are on the case of the Holy Grail.
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It also lies beneath the "Rose Line," which is similar to "Rosslyn."^ "Miriam Ibbotson, from The Priory of Sion Hoax: an A-Z Chapter 24 "The Keystone is Hidden beneath the Rose Line" "The Keystone is Hidden beneath the Rose Line" (115).
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

.Langdon figures out this final piece to the puzzle in the last pages of the book, but he does not appear inclined to tell anyone about this.^ I read the book and figured out the ending about 1/3 of the way through it.
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And one last bonus—all references to Brown's book include page number citations from both hardback and mass-market paperback editions!

^ One final example of the inaccuracies in art come in the books description of Da Vincis The Last Supper.
  • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

See La Pyramide Inversée for further discussion.

Characters

These are the principal characters that drive the plot. Some have names that are puns, anagrams or hidden clues:

Secret of the Holy Grail

.In the novel Leigh Teabing explains to Sophie Neveu that the figure at the right hand of Jesus in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of "The Last Supper" is not the apostle John, but actually Mary Magdalene.^ To Jesus' right, we are told, is Mary Magdalene, not John.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus and Mary Magdalene, of course, are good figures from the past.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the people at the last supper were Jesus and the apostles.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the novel, Magdalene was the wife of Jesus Christ and was pregnant with his child when Jesus was crucified.^ Jesus married and His wife was Mary Magdalene.

^ What if Jesus Christ had a tryst with Mary Magdalene, and the interlude produced a child?
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
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^ It is only sometime later that the Lord cast 7 demons out of Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9), and who became one of the followers of Jesus, not His wife.

.Leigh Teabing says that the absence of a chalice in Leonardo's painting indicates that Leonardo knew that Mary Magdalene was the actual Holy Grail and the bearer of Jesus' blood in the form of the child she was carrying.^ None of them actually say Jesus and Mary were married.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is there any truth in what it says about Jesus and Mary Magdalene?
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Mary Magdalen is the Holy Grail of ancient legend.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Leigh Teabing goes on to explain that this idea is supported by the shape of the letter "V" that is formed by the bodily positions of Jesus and Mary, as "V" is the symbol for the sacred feminine.^ Is that sacred feminine figure Mary or the Church?
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Teabing explains: “Jesus was the original feminist.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

^ Historian Leigh Teabing claims the founding fathers of Christianity hijacked the good name of Jesus for political reasons.
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
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  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

.The absence of the Apostle John in the painting is explained by knowing that John is also referred to as "the Disciple Jesus loved", code for Mary Magdalene.^ To Jesus' right, we are told, is Mary Magdalene, not John.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mary Magdalene is the real divinity, not Jesus.
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Marriage 141 8.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

.The book also notes that the color scheme of their garments are inverted: Jesus wears a red blouse with royal blue cape; John/Mary wears a royal blue blouse with red cape — perhaps symbolizing two bonded halves of marriage.^ Jesus wearing a red robe and blue cloak is the inverse of Mary Magdalene who is in a blue robe and a red cloak.

^ To Jesus' right, we are told, is Mary Magdalene, not John.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Esoterically, John and Jesus, born at the poles of the year, symbolize our two natures, mortal and immortal, like Castor and Pollux.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

According to the novel, the secrets of the Holy Grail, as kept by the Priory of Sion are as follows:
.
  • The Holy Grail is not a physical chalice, but a woman, namely Mary Magdalene, who carried the bloodline of Christ.
  • The Old French expression for the Holy Grail, San gréal, actually is a play on Sang réal, which literally means "royal blood" in Old French.
  • The Grail relics consist of the documents that testify to the bloodline, as well as the actual bones of Mary Magdalene.
  • The Grail relics of Mary Magdalene were hidden by the Priory of Sion in a secret crypt, perhaps beneath Rosslyn Chapel.
  • The Church has suppressed the truth about Mary Magdalene and the Jesus bloodline for 2000 years.^ Jesus intended for Mary Magdalene to lead the church after his death (248).
    • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mary Magdalene is the true "rock" of the Church.
    • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An article about the Priory of Sion .
    • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This is principally because they fear the power of the sacred feminine in and of itself and because this would challenge the primacy of Saint Peter as an apostle.
  • Mary Magdalene was of royal descent (through the Jewish House of Benjamin) and was the wife of Jesus, of the House of David.^ Because of this passage, they said, Jesus conveyed secret information to Mary Magdalene.
    • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is that sacred feminine figure Mary or the Church?
    • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mary Magdalene is the real divinity, not Jesus.
    • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That she was a prostitute was slander invented by the Church to obscure their true relationship. .At the time of the Crucifixion, she was pregnant.^ For she, in fact, carried his child: “According to the Priory,” Teabing continued, “Mary Magdalene was pregnant at the time of the crucifixion.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The book states: Mary Magdalene was pregnant at the time of the crucifixion.
    • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

    After the Crucifixion, she fled to Gaul, where she was sheltered by the Jews of Marseille. .She gave birth to a daughter, named Sarah.^ It was there she gave birth to Jesus daughter, Sarah.

    ^ It was here in France that she gave birth to a daughter.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was there in France that she gave birth to a daughter.
    • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene became the Merovingian dynasty of France.
  • The existence of the bloodline was the secret that was contained in the documents discovered by the Crusaders after they conquered Jerusalem in 1099 (see Kingdom of Jerusalem).^ Because of this passage, they said, Jesus conveyed secret information to Mary Magdalene.
    • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mary Magdalene is the real divinity, not Jesus.
    • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Plantards claim to be a descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene (a Merovingian) .
    • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The Priory of Sion and the Knights Templar were organized to keep the secret.
The secrets of the Grail are connected, according to the novel, to Leonardo Da Vinci's work as follows:
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  • Leonardo was a member of the Priory of Sion and knew the secret of the Grail.^ It claims that Leonardo Da Vinci was a Grand Master of the Priory of Sion, and some of his paintings have symbols relating to Jesus alleged relationship with Mary Magdalene.
    • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Priory of Sion was founded in 1099 by a French king who charged them with keeping his family secret, which included hidden documents.
    • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion-a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci-and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret.
    • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

    .The secret is in fact revealed in The Last Supper, in which no actual chalice is present at the table.^ Last Supper shows 13 cups but no chalice .
    • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And as we will see, even when Dan Brown strives to present facts (and indicates that he is providing them accurately), he has played with them—many of them are, in actuality, part of his fiction.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, the Grand Assembly of the Anunnaki (later called the Court of the Elohim) is actually mentioned in the Old Testament's Psalm No.
    • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The figure seated next to Christ is not a man, but a woman, his wife Mary Magdalene.^ Was he an eyewitness of the life of Christ and Mary Magdalene?
    • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christ is the head of the Church, not Mary Magdalene.
    • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is only sometime later that the Lord cast 7 demons out of Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9), and who became one of the followers of Jesus, not His wife.

    .Most reproductions of the work are from a later alteration that obscured her obvious female characteristics.
  • The androgyny of the Mona Lisa reflects the sacred union of male and female which is implied in the holy union of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.^ Mary Magdalene is the real divinity, not Jesus.
    • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Marriage 141 8.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.
    • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]
    • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Such parity between the cosmic forces of masculine and feminine has long been a deep threat to the established power of the Church.^ Mormon audience in 1974 that sought to establish a connection between Freemasonry and the founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Joseph Smith.
    • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As Jenkins shows, "the process of determining the canon was well under way long before Constantine became emperor, and before the church had the slightest prospect of political power.

    ^ He then uses his conspiracy theory to propose that because “it posed a threat to the rise of the predominantly male Church…, the sacred feminine was demonized and called unclean” (238).
    • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

    The name Mona Lisa is actually an anagram for "Amon L'Isa", referring to the father and mother gods of Ancient Egyptian religion (namely Amun and Isis).
.A number of different authors also speculate about the possibility of Jesus becoming a father.^ Others claim that stories about a number of Jewish prophets and teachers from that era were consolidated and attributed to one man: Jesus.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The authors believe that Jesus and John the Baptist were such rivals that Jesus' disciples murdered John because he was becoming too popular!
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Of course it's always possible that the non-canonical gospels contain authentic traditions about Jesus, some of which are not found in the biblical gospels.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

.There are at least three children attributed to him, a daughter Tamar, born before the Crucifixion, and two sons Jesus (the Jesus Justus from the New Testament) and Josephes, both born after the Resurrection.^ Jesus got her pregnant, and the two had a daughter.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There was no New Testament yet.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Testament canon was known and recognized at least two centuries before Constantine.
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

.Although their names are now part of the common culture of conspiracy writers, only two decades ago, when The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail was written, the names were not mentioned.^ Please name the third (I've mentioned only two).
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please name the third (I've mentioned only two)."
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^ Holy Blood, Holy Grail was shown to be tabloid history decades ago.
  • The Da Vinci Code : Dispatches from the Culture Wars 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

.The royal descents that lie at the heart of The Da Vinci Code mystery centre on the family of Josephes, who is supposed to be the grandfather of Aminadab del Graal, first of the "Fisher Kings". However the genealogies that are quoted in Grail lore appear to record too few generations, with children regularly being born to fathers in their 40s.^ However, repeatedly The Da Vinci Code falsely suggests that Jesus was married and had children.
  • The Da Vinci Code from a Church of God perspective 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cogwriter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Da Vinci code does .
  • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

^ Who was that man Leonardo da Vinci?

Reception

.Brown's novel was a major success in 2004 and was outsold only by J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.^ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [2004] .
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2007] .
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^ The major theme of Browns novel is the pressing need to recover the "sacred feminine" and a revitalized worship of a goddess or goddesses.

[2] .It won Book Sense's 2004 Book of the Year Award in the Adult Fiction category.^ To a mature adult, the claims of a non-existent man in a fiction book may not seem significant.
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I named myself Thomas Paine because he wrote a book known as Common Sense during America’s early years.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

^ "In the year 2000 Anno Domini (A.D.) respected journalist Jim Hougan branched out and a "fictional" book by him was published.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

.It spawned a number of offspring works and drew positive reviews from The New York Times, People,[citation needed] and The Washington Post.^ It has been #1 on the New York Times list for months.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As of May 2004, 7.35 million copies were in print, the book had been on the New York Times Bestseller list for 58 weeks (often in the number one position), and it was selling between 80,000 and 90,000 copies per week.
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New York Times article by art historian Bruce Boucher, demonstrates that Brown's novel is full of big holes in the art department: .

.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Additionally, The Da Vinci Code has inspired a number of novels very similar to it, including Raymond Khoury's The Last Templar and Steve Berry's The Templar Legacy.^ After all, The Da Vinci Code was first a novel.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ The pentagram is also very important in The Da Vinci Code.
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown decrees in the Da Vinci Code, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

.May 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In a 2008 survey of more than 15,000 Australian readers, the book came in fourth in a list of the 101 best books ever written.^ There are more than 81 million copies of 2003's The Da Vinci Code in circulation worldwide, and a film of the prequel, Angels and Demons, directed by Ron Howard, will be released May 15.
  • Da Vinci Code Sequel - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

^ As of May 2004, 7.35 million copies were in print, the book had been on the New York Times Bestseller list for 58 weeks (often in the number one position), and it was selling between 80,000 and 90,000 copies per week.
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The books is 1000000000% more interesting and exciting than this piece of crap.
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3]
.The book was not generally well received by critics, however, and it has been the subject of numerous negative appraisals concerning its literary value and its portrayal of history.^ If they, or anyone who values the truth, sees the history of Christianity being abused then they should do something about it as well.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventeen hundred years of church history that the book calls into question is not merely Roman Catholic heritage--it is Protestant heritage as well.
  • Ben Witherington: Da Vinci Code-- the Movie: "So Dark the Con of Man" 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC benwitherington.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And so I have thought it important to set the record straight, insofar as possible, and to engage in critical history so as to separate the historical fact from the literary fiction.
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.Its writing and historical accuracy were reviewed scathingly by The New Yorker,[4] The New York Times,[5] and Salon.com,[6] among others.^ It has been #1 on the New York Times list for months.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Times article by art historian Bruce Boucher, demonstrates that Brown's novel is full of big holes in the art department: .

^ NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I've ever read.
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

Criticism

Historical inaccuracies

.The book generated criticism when it was first published, due to its inaccurate description of core aspects of Christianity, the history of the Catholic Church, and descriptions of European art, history, and architecture.^ Was the book generally and widely recognized by churches soon after the first century?
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Additional criticisms were directed towards the book’s inaccurate descriptions of European art, history, architecture, and geography.
  • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

^ Second, the movie further fabricates ancient history, making the charge that history is unclear whether the Roman Empire or the Christians were the first agressors.

.The book has received mostly negative reviews from Catholic and other Christian communities.^ I s it true that the Christian faith is the result of the rewriting of Biblical gospels and suppression of others by Emperor Constantine and the Roman Catholic Institution in the 4th century?

^ He wrote a little pamphlet “On the So-called Gospel of Peter,” and sent it to the Christians of Rhossus with instructions that they were no longer to use the book in their communal services.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus' celibacy is in fact the basis for the celibacy of the Catholic priesthood (see recommended books by Cardinal Stickler and Christian Cochini below).
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.Many critics say that Brown should have done much more research before publishing this book.^ The book is much more interesting.
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Brown spent five years on the book, and said that combining his research with the novel's compressed timeframe was "an exhilarating challenge."
  • Da Vinci Code Sequel - The Daily Beast 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

^ The book also has many detractors who say they have found significant flaws in the religious and historical research upon which it is based.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown (2003) 5CD AUDIOBOOK - eBay (item 180302093201 end time Feb-18-10 07:44:13 PST) 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC cgi.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On February 22, 2004, an article titled "The Last Word: The Da Vinci Con" appeared in the New York Times by writer Laura Miller.^ It has been #1 on the New York Times list for months.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Stampede for new Da Vinci book .
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As of May 2004, 7.35 million copies were in print, the book had been on the New York Times Bestseller list for 58 weeks (often in the number one position), and it was selling between 80,000 and 90,000 copies per week.
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5] .Miller attacks the Da Vinci Code on multiple levels, referring to it as "based on a notorious hoax", "rank nonsense", and "bogus", as she points out how heavily the book rests on the fabrications of Pierre Plantard (including the Priory of Sion which did not exist until Plantard created it) who in 1953 was arrested and convicted for just such frauds.^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ Da Vinci Code - ENG.doc .
  • Coda | Board Game | BoardGameGeek 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.boardgamegeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Which is how I came to read the Da Vinci Code.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

Critics accuse Brown of distorting and fabricating history. For example, Marcia Ford wrote:
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Regardless of whether you agree with Brown's conclusions, it's clear that his history is largely fanciful, which means he and his publisher have violated a long-held if unspoken agreement with the reader: Fiction that purports to present historical facts should be researched as carefully as a nonfiction book would be.^ If you were writing it as a non-fiction book how would it have been different?"
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ III. Brown’s “Facts” versus Historical Facts .
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s a good read whether or not you agree.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

[7]
.
The most flagrant aspect … is not that Dan Brown disagrees with Christianity but that he utterly warps it in order to disagree with it … to the point of completely rewriting a vast number of historical events.^ It is this aspect of intimacy, rather than the apparent choice of her as apostle to the apostles, that seems to have caused most trouble to orthodox Christianity.
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The very "Gospels" Brown brings forth to undermine the consistent story of the canonical Gospels promote teachings completely contrary to the "secret" Christianity Brown says they represented!
  • BIBLE STUDY MANUALS - THE DA VINCI CODE, A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.biblestudymanuals.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Note: Brown wrote "to explore certain aspects of Christian history ."
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

.And making the matter worse has been Brown's willingness to pass off his distortions as ‘facts' with which innumerable scholars and historians agree.^ Dan Brown claims a factual basis but twists, distorts and get facts wrong to maximise his income.
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As a matter of fact as study of the culture at the time would make it much more likely that he was.
  • The Da Vinci Code : Dispatches from the Culture Wars 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

^ There are a lot of works of fiction that try to pass themselves off as fact for the sheer marketing aspect of it.
  • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

[7]
The book opens with the claim by Dan Brown that "The Priory of Sion — a European secret society founded in 1099 — is a real organization". The Priory of Sion itself was actually a hoax created in 1956 by a Mr. Pierre Plantard. .The author also claims that "all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents … and secret rituals in this novel are accurate"; but this claim is disputed by almost all academic scholars in the fields the book discusses.^ He commences his book with the following bold but deceptive assertion: All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate .
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My concern in this book is not with the artwork, architecture, or secret rituals, but with the documents that Brown describes.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In addition, the novel features an opening page titled "Fact," which states: "All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate."

[8]
.Numerous works have been published that explain in detail why any claim to accuracy is difficult to substantiate, while two lawsuits have been brought alleging plagiarism in The Da Vinci Code.^ What does The Da Vinci Code claim regarding the origin of the Bible?
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mind-bending code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The Da Vinci Code : Dan Brown : ISBN 9780767926034 - Buy.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.buy.com [Source type: General]

^ The DA Vinci Code seems to claim a middle ground.
  • Comments on The DaVinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cs.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The first suit for copyright infringement was filed in February 2006 in a British court by the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, a purportedly nonfiction account of Mary Magdalene's role as the wife of Jesus of Nazareth and the mother of his child, was found in Dan Brown's favor.^ Take some of the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown borrows the Holy Blood, Holy Grail theses with both hands.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mary Magdalen is the Holy Grail of ancient legend.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

No verdict has yet been rendered on a second suit, filed in August of the same year, in the United States by Jack Dunn, the author of The Vatican Boys.
.A third author, Lewis Perdue, alleged that Brown plagiarized from two of his novels, The Da Vinci Legacy, originally published in 1983, and Daughter of God, originally published in the year 2000. He sought to block distribution of the book and film.^ The preceding books are by Catholic authors, but Evangelical authors also have responded to Brown's novel.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown is under suspicion of plagiarizing the earlier work of author Lewis Perdue.
  • James Patrick Holding on The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Stampede for new Da Vinci book .
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.However, Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in New York ruled against Perdue in 2005, saying that "A reasonable average lay observer would not conclude that The Da Vinci Code is substantially similar to Daughter of God" and that "Any slightly similar elements are on the level of generalised or otherwise unprotectable ideas."^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ It isn't a defense to say that The Da Vinci Code is a work of fiction.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I contend that The Da Vinci Code is a cunningly devised fable .
  • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

[9] Perdue appealed, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the original decision, saying Mr. Perdue's arguments were "without merit".[10]
.Dan Brown himself dilutes the suggestion of some of the more controversial aspects being fact on his web site: "The "FACT" page makes no statement whatsoever about any of the ancient theories discussed by fictional characters.^ The interview is conducted by Dan Brown himself.

^ Dan Brown's official web site .
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

^ The "FACT" page makes no statement whatsoever about any of the ancient theories discussed by fictional characters.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

Interpreting those ideas is left to the reader".[11] However, it also says that "these real elements are interpreted and debated by fictional characters", "it is my belief that some of the theories discussed by these characters may have merit." and "the secret behind The Da Vinci Code was too well documented and significant for me to dismiss." .Brown's ambiguity on the matter continues to fuel debate over the factual content of the novel.^ But it proves to be a complicated matter, since as Eusebius indicates, many of the important issues continued to be debated.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Yeah, I like Brown’s novels too, but the factual inaccuracy sucks.
  • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

.Brown's earlier statements about the accuracy of the historical information in his book, however, were far more strident.^ The way in which Silas, despite his heinous deeds, provokes more sympathy than loathing is one of the more interesting things about the book.
  • They Whip Themselves, Don‚Äôt They? — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I do commend Mr Brown for a most provocative tale, and disagree with those who found him “too easy” (I await their books for comparison).
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

^ But what is compelling about Brown's work of fiction, and part of what may be worrying Catholic and evangelical leaders, is not the book's many falsehoods.
  • Opinion Page: 'Da Vinci Code' Truths : NPR 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.In 2003, while promoting his novel, he was asked in interviews what parts of the history in his novel actually happened.^ In an interview on Good Morning America , November 3, 2003, host Charles Gibson asked Brown, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dan Brown was interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBCs Today Show, who asked, How much of this is based on reality in terms of things that actually occurred?
  • The Da Vinci Code Debunked 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC debunkingdavinci.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On NBCs Today Show (June 9, 2003), host Matt Lauer asks Brown, "How much of this is based on reality in terms of things that actually occurred.
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

.He replied "Absolutely all of it."^ Browns reply, "Absolutely all of it."
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ May I remind you when Brown was asked on the Today Show how much of The Da Vinci Code was "reality," he replied, "Absolutely all of it."
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Browns reply: "Absolutely all of it."
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

.In a 2003 interview with CNN's Martin Savidge he was again asked how much of the historical background was true.^ How much of what is found in the historical background to this book is fact and how much fiction?
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ How much historical fact is there?
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Interviewed in by CNN's Martin Savidge, (May 25, 2003) Brown asserted that 99% all of the history was accurate, and all of the background, leaving only the Harvard symbologist and his actions to be fiction.

He replied, "99% is true ... the background is all true". Asked by Elizabeth Vargas in an ABC News special if the book would have been different if he had written it as non-fiction he replied, "I don't think it would have."[12] More recently Brown has avoided interviews and has been rather more circumspect about the accuracy of his claims in his few public statements. .He has also, however, never retracted any of his earlier assertions that the history in the novel is accurate, despite substantial academic criticism of his claims.^ He commences his book with the following bold but deceptive assertion: All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents and secret rituals in this novel are accurate .
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What is one to make of an author who claims that all his descriptions of documents are accurate and then proceeds to repeatedly make such incredibly careless and patently false assertions (for which a teenager would be marked down in an ancient history exam)?
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Again, we can recall that the novel was not written as an academic paper, trying to actually prove a case to a critically-thinking audience.
  • Comments on The DaVinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cs.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In 2005, UK TV personality Tony Robinson edited and narrated a detailed rebuttal of the main arguments of Dan Brown and those of Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln, "The Real Da Vinci Code", shown on British TV Channel 4.^ The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown straddles the line between fact and fiction.
  • Amazon.com: The Da Vinci Code (9780385504201): Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Introduction The DA Vinci Code is the wildly popular fiction novel by Dan Brown.
  • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code is fantastic as a flash-in-the-pan pulp thriller.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

.The program featured lengthy interviews with many of the main protagonists cited by Brown as "absolute fact" in The Da Vinci Code.^ (Da Vinci Code p 309) .
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code - the da vinci code a novel, dan brown .
  • The Da Vinci Code - the da vinci code a novel, dan brown 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.ebrochures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Browns selected bibliography for The Da Vinci Code...
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

.Arnaud de Sède, son of Gérard de Sède, stated categorically that his father and Plantard had made up the existence of the Prieuré de Sion, the cornerstone of the Jesus bloodline theory - to quote Arnaud de Sede in the program, "frankly, it was piffle". The program also cast severe doubt on the Rosslyn Chapel association with the Grail and on other related stories like the alleged landing of Mary Magdalene in France.^ Plantard claimed that he himself was one of the descendents of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
  • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Marriage 141 8.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

Portrayal of early Christianity

.According to The Da Vinci Code, the Roman Emperor Constantine I suppressed Gnosticism because it portrayed Jesus as purely human.^ The Gnostic gospels as authority for the views in the Da Vinci Code.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown decrees in the Da Vinci Code, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code , 245; cf.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

The novel's argument is as follows.[13] .Constantine wanted Christianity to act as a unifying religion for the Roman Empire.^ In order for Christianity to unify the empire, it had to unify itself.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Second, the movie further fabricates ancient history, making the charge that history is unclear whether the Roman Empire or the Christians were the first agressors.

^ In A.D. 380, forty-three years after the death of Constantine, a man by the name of Theodosius the First banned paganism and declared Christianity as the state religion for the Roman Empire.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

.He thought Christianity would appeal to pagans only if it featured a demigod similar to pagan heroes.^ Christians obviously would not have thought so.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, if the pagan Constantine had not interfered and the Athanasius:Arius argument continued amongst Christians, Mohammad would not have interpreted Christianity to be idolatry and not a true monotheism .
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Apparently Christians were not the only ones to reject the intrusion of Gnostic thought.
  • Comments on The DaVinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cs.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

.According to the Gnostic Gospels, Jesus was merely a human prophet, not a demigod.^ As for Christ's " human traits" they are on full display in the four canonical Gospels; it is the so-called "Gnostic Gospels" where the humanity of Christ is denied (see below The Bible ).
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

^ Precisely the contrary: it is the Gospels of the New Testament that portray Jesus as human, and the other Gospels go much further in portraying him as a superhuman being.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Isenberg also says about the gospel of Philip on the same page "According to this tractate, the existential malady of humanity results from the differentiation of the sexes.
  • James Patrick Holding on The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

.Therefore, to change Jesus' image, Constantine destroyed the Gnostic Gospels and promoted the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, which portray Jesus as divine or semidivine.^ In fact, for Irenaeus, there are only four Gospels— Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown is saying that Constantine altered all the gospels that we have (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), to make Jesus appear to be deity.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus was not the Son of God portrayed in the Gospels (John 3:16-18; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; cf.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.In fact, Gnosticism did not portray Jesus as merely human.^ The Teachings of Silvanus, another Gnostic document, portrays Jesus as teaching salvation by enlightenment: "Bring in your guide and your teacher.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Precisely the contrary: it is the Gospels of the New Testament that portray Jesus as human, and the other Gospels go much further in portraying him as a superhuman being.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Since Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have all been tampered with in order to portray Jesus in a divine light, they are to be rejected in favour of the Gnostic gospels which, like the Sangreal documents, prove that Jesus really did marry Mary.
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] .Some Gnostic writings do depict Jesus interacting with his disciples in a wholly human way, one example being the Gospel of Mary,[citation needed] but the general Gnostic depiction of Jesus is not clear-cut.^ The truth of The Gospel of Truth (for the Gnostic) is the knowledge that he is "a being from above."
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The best thing one can do to assess the Gnostic Gospels, by the way, is to read them.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gnostic writings in general present a "divine" Christ who is NOT human.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.Many Gnostic writings depict Christ as purely divine, his human body being a mere illusion (see Docetism).^ Many humans have this spark of the divine within them.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The Gnostic writings in general present a "divine" Christ who is NOT human.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

^ We human beings are a union of body and spirit.
  • They Whip Themselves, Don‚Äôt They? — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

[15] .Some Gnostic sects saw Christ this way because they regarded matter as evil, and therefore believed that a divine spirit would never have taken on a material body.^ Because the dead are merely matter, and what is not matter but spirit can never die.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Different Gnostics understood Christ in different ways.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ For you are from it, and to it you will return.” (saying 49) It is indeed amazing that this material world came into being as a place of imprisonment for divine spirits, but as amazing as that is, it would have been completely impossible for things to be the other way around, that human spirits came into being as a result of the creation of matter: “If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

[16] .The Da Vinci Code also portrays the Council of Nicaea's decision to recognize the fully human and divine aspects of Christ as being a close vote, while some authors dispute this.^ (Da Vinci Code p 309) .
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Divinity A late close vote?
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code .
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17][18]

Literary criticism

.The novel has also attracted criticism in literary circles for its alleged lack of artistic or literary merit and its allegedly stereotyped portrayal of British and French characters.^ A new survey of Britons, commissioned by critics of the book and film, reports that a significant percentage of Brown's readers believe the contentions of the novel's characters.

^ Now if anyone with literary expertise should wish to challenge my assessment of the artistic merit of Browns novel, I should be the first to surrender to better judgment, since my expertise does not lie in that direction.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

Salman Rushdie claimed during a lecture, "Do not start me on 'The Da Vinci Code,' A novel so bad that it gives bad novels a bad name." [19]
Stephen Fry has referred to Brown's writings as "complete loose stool-water" and "arse gravy of the worst kind."[20] In a live chat on June 14, 2006, he clarified, "I just loathe all those book[s] about the Holy Grail and Masons and Catholic conspiracies and all that botty-dribble. .I mean, there's so much more that's interesting and exciting in art and in history.^ There is so much more that could be said.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The interesting thing is that at the end of the day we are still just as much in the dark about where Haskins got her idea about how koinōnos ought to be more correctly translated as we were at the beginning.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But there was a problem with using Christianity as a means of unification: the Christian church itself was disunified over several fundamental issues, none more important than its theological views.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

.It plays to the worst and laziest in humanity, the desire to think the worst of the past and the desire to feel superior to it in some fatuous way."^ But the reality is that historical movies are one of the chief ways people come to think about the past.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I think that the word ‘religion’ should be a way of explaining to humanity why things are the way they are.
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

^ The relationship of the Gnostics with the Neoplatanists is referred to as, "We feel a certain regard for some of our friends who happened on this way of thinking before they became our friends, and, though I do not know how they manage it, continue in it."
  • Comments on The DaVinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cs.unc.edu [Source type: Original source]

[21]
In his 2005 University of Maine Commencement Address, best-selling author Stephen King put Dan Brown's work and "Jokes for the John" on the same level, calling such literature the "intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese."[22] The New York Times, while reviewing the movie based on the book, called the book "Dan Brown's best-selling primer on how not to write an English sentence".[23] The New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane refers to it as "unmitigated junk" and decries "the crumbling coarseness of the style."[4] Linguist Geoffrey Pullum and others posted several entries critical of Dan Brown's writing, at Language Log, calling Brown one of the "worst prose stylists in the history of literature" and saying Brown's "writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad."[24] Roger Ebert described it as a "potboiler written with little grace and style," although he did say it did "supply an intriguing plot."[25]

Parodies

2005
The book was parodied by Adam Roberts with The Va Dinci Cod, and by Toby Clements with The Asti Spumante Code.
A telemovie spin-off of the Australian television series Kath & Kim parodied the film version as Da Kath and Kim Code in late 2005.
2006
.The BBC program Dead Ringers parodied the Da Vinci Code, calling it the Da Rolf Harris Code.^ The Da Vinci Code , 245; cf.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code is only a novel.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code .
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Popular South African political cartoonist Zapiro published a book collection of his strips entitled Da Zuma Code which parodies the former deputy president Jacob Zuma.^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ If the publisher would turn down an anti-Jewish conspiracy novel based on these documents, it should do the same with The Da Vinci Code .
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ More obscure books on the matter are not as accessible as Da Vinci Code and if someone were to write an accessible book of genius on this subject, I would give him/her all due praise.
  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

2007
The book was parodied in the South Park episode "Fantastic Easter Special" and Robert Rankin's novel The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code.
The characters Lucy and Silas are parodied in the film Epic Movie. .The movie starts with a scene similar to the opening of the The Da Vinci Code, with Silas chasing the orphan Lucy, a parody of Sophie Neveu, in a museum.^ Brown decrees in the Da Vinci Code, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code , 245; cf.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code is only a novel.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

Throughout the movie, Silas speaks in Latin. However, the translations for his speech are intentionally false for the sake of parody (e.g. Silas says "Et tu, Brute?" to Aslo, when the film translates it as "I'm Rick James, bitch!").
Szyfr Jana Matejki (Jan Matejko's Cipher) is a Polish parody by Dariusz Rekosz. .Sequel Ko(s)miczna futryna: Szyfr Jana Matejki II (Co[s]mic Door-frame: Jan Matejko's Cipher II) was released in 2008. Main character is inspector Józef Świenty who tries to solve The Greatest Secret of Mankind (Największa Tajemnica Ludzkości) - parentage of Piast dynasty.^ Did you enjoy trying to solve these puzzles along with the characters?
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ One person has said this (I simply find this interesting and offer it up as a possibility): one of his main characters, the person who reveals most of the secrets of the Grail and of the conspiracy of the Church is a man by the name of Leigh Teabing.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

The book was parodied in the American Dad episode Black Mystery Month. But instead Stan searches for the controversial truth that Mary Todd Lincoln created peanut butter, not George Washington Carver.
2008
.In 2008, it was parodied in the second series of That Mitchell and Webb Look as "The Numberwang Code", a trailer for a fictional film based on a recurring sketch on the show.^ It looks like the controversy that stalked "The Da Vinci Code" won't be dissipating with the filming of "Angels and Demons."

^ Da Vinci The Da Vinci Code : Decoden and Broken The Da Vinci Code is a condensed film version of a fictionalization of a academic theory.

^ We should use reason and evidence to show that many of the apparently historical claims of The Da Vinci Code are, in fact, fictional in the extreme.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

Also in March 2008, the Irish blogger Twenty Major,[26] parodied elements in his first book The Order of the Phoenix Park[27]

Inspiration and influences

.The novel is part of the exploration of alternative religious history.^ January 28, 2010: The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is a fast paced, puzzling, fiction novel that puts religious history in a new light.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]
  • The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon Series, Dan Brown, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

^ Here's a snip: He's happy his best-selling novel about hidden religious history, secret societies and code-breaking has captured popular interest.

.Its principal source book is listed as per the court case, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince's The Templar Revelation, as well as the books by Margaret Starbird.^ Templar Revelation by Picknett & Prince, sources include: Baigent and Leigh (what a surprise!
  • James Patrick Holding on The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

^ An additional, particularly important source for Brown is the book The Templar Revelation .
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code , however, offers another, very novel interpretation of this group of figures, one that it shares with, and probably derives from, an earlier book by conspiracy theorists Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, entitled The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ (1997).
  • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

.An earlier novel had already used the theme of a Jesus bloodline: The Dreamer of the Vine, by Liz Greene, published in 1980 (Richard Leigh's sister and Michael Baigent's girlfriend at that time).^ One of the person’s names is Richard Leigh, and another person’s name is Michael Baigent.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ As a backdrop to answering this question, allow me to point out that Brown obtained much of his information on the Priory of Sion from a book entitled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In that work, authors Richard Leigh, Michael Baigent and Henry Lincoln promoted this same conspiracy theory about Jesus and Mary and their bloodline.
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (which is explicitly named, among several others, at the beginning of chapter 60), was stated by Dan Brown not to be amongst his primary research material for the book.^ In one place in the book, he references a real book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail .
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dan Brown's reliance on Holy Blood, Holy Grail is readily apparent..."
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dan Brown's books are fiction.
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Having paid acknowledgement to the above books as sources of inspiration, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code contains the overriding salient point in its plot: that the Merovingian kings of France were descendants from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ What is one to make of The Da Vinci Code 's specific claim that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene?
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should point out that this understanding of Mary Magdalene and Jesus is not an original contribution of the fiction of Dan Brown.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

.In reference to Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent (two of the authors of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail), Brown named the principal Grail expert of his story "Leigh Teabing" (an anagram of "Baigent Leigh").^ Take some of the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown borrows the Holy Blood, Holy Grail theses with both hands.
  • Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In one place in the book, he references a real book, Holy Blood, Holy Grail .
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

Brown confirmed this during the court case. .In reply to the suggestion that Lincoln was also referenced, as he has medical problems resulting in a severe limp, like the character of Leigh Teabing, Brown stated he was unaware of Lincoln's illness and the correspondence was a coincidence.^ If you scatter those letters, you actually get “Teabing.” Some people say that Brown deliberately made the main character in his book, Leigh Teabing, as an anagram for the authors of the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail, on which he based his novel.
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You have to believe that Dan Brown, his publishers, his characters "Robert Langdon," "Leigh Teabing," and "Sophie Neveu" never cracked open the New Testament in their life.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

^ Brown really believes the stuff he puts into the mouth of Leigh Teabing.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

.After losing before the High Court in July 12, 2006, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh appealed, unsuccessfully, to the Court of Appeal.^ Author Brown explicitly acknowledges in his novel his use of Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln (Dell, 1983), which theorizes that Jesus and Mary Magdalene married and had a child.
  • Hollywood translates The Da Vinci Code | ReligionLink 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionlink.com [Source type: General]

^ As a backdrop to answering this question, allow me to point out that Brown obtained much of his information on the Priory of Sion from a book entitled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Leigh Teabing is a combination/anagram of the two surnames of Richard Leigh and Michael Baigent who, with Henry Lincoln, wrote Holy Blood Holy Grail (1983).
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Following the trial, it was found that the publicity had actually significantly boosted UK sales of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail[30]
.There are also some striking similarities to 1996 video game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars.^ Not that there is anything wrong with your video card or its capabilities, but for some reason this particular game is incredibly touchy about what video card it is going to work with.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ There is some historical basis for this, but it is generally thought it came from a desperate Templar making something up under torture.
  • List of Errors and Facts in The Da Vinci Code - ReligionFacts 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.religionfacts.com [Source type: Original source]

Release details

.The book has been translated into over 40 languages, primarily in hardcover.^ The little guy’s book has sold over 40 million copies since 2003, in 44 languages.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Within the first few centuries of Christianity, the Bible was translated into a number of languages.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have many ancient translations of the Bible into other languages.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

[31] .Alternate formats include audio cassette, CD, and e-book.^ I had read the book and still enjoyed the CD abridged version - my husband hadn't read the book and he just loved listening to the audio cd!
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ This review is from: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel (Audio Book (CD)) .
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]
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.Most recently, a Trade Paperback edition was released March 2006 in conjunction with the film.^ Cliff Notes The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury Draws on Success of The Da Vinci Code This a review of the recently released in paperback novel The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.

^ The Denver Post From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

Major English-language (hardcover) editions include:
.
  • (US) The Da Vinci Code, April 2003 (First edition), Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-50420-9.
  • The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition, November 2, 2004, Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-51375-5 (as of January 2006, has sold 576,000 copies).
  • (UK) The Da Vinci Code, April 2004, Corgi Adult.^ After all, The Da Vinci Code was first a novel.
    • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Da Vinci Code is only a novel.
    • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Da Vinci Code's hailing of Gnostic Christianity gives us .
    • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 0-552-14951-9.
  • (UK) The Da Vinci Code: The Illustrated Edition, October 2, 2004, Bantam Press.^ The reason that I’m responding to this list is not because of the disagreement towards the Da Vinci Code, but it was the “passion” in the disagreement.
    • Top 10 Errors of the Da Vinci Code - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC listverse.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Books Music DVDs Games Software The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown .
    • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown : D. Keith Robinson's Asterisk 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.7nights.com [Source type: General]

    ^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
    • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

    .ISBN 0-593-05425-3.
  • (US/Canada) The Da Vinci Code (Trade Paperback edition), March 2006, Anchor Books.
  • On March 28, 2006, Anchor Books released 5 million paperback copies of the book, and Broadway Books released 200,000 paperback copies of The Da Vinci Code Special Illustrated Edition.
  • On May 19, the day of the film's release, Doubleday and Broadway Books released The Da Vinci Code Illustrated Screenplay: Behind the Scenes of the Major Motion Picture, by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, with the introductions by Ron Howard and Dan Brown.^ FAQ: What books on The Da Vinci Code would you recommend?
    • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Director Howard may helm the second film in the "Da Vinci" franchise.

    ^ All page numbers are from the Corgi Books edition of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, published by Transworld Publishers, London , 2004.
    • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It included film stills, behind-the-scenes photos and the full script. .There were 25,000 copies of the hardcover, and 200,000 of the paperback version.^ There are more than 5,000 partial and complete manuscript copies of the New Testament.
    • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When the paperback version comes out, we can expect yet another huge avalanche of sales, topping the many millions of copies of the hardback already in print.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is true to say that in the thousands of manuscript copies we possess of the New Testament, scholars have discovered that there are some 200,000 "variants."
    • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

    [32]

Puzzles

Book jacket

.Part of the advertising campaign for the novel was that the artwork in the American version of the bookjacket held various codes, and that the reader who solved them via the author's website would be given a prize.^ I often found myself wanting to skip ahead to find out the key to solving a certain code or the meaning behind a symbol, as the author certainly keeps the reader in suspense.
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ However, there are some readers of that novel who think of it in terms of historical and biblical accuracy.
  • The Da Vinci Code; Christians Beware! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.frank.germano.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Part Two As we have seen, at the outset of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown states as a “fact” that “all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate” (p.
  • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

.Several thousand people actually solved the codes, and one name was randomly chosen to be the winner, with the name announced on live television, Good Morning America, in early 2004. The prize was a trip to Paris.^ Dan Brown, interview by Charles Gibson, Good Morning America , ABC, November 3 rd 2003 .
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During a trip to Paris to speak about his passion for symbols, he is awakened one night by his hotel room's phone ringing.
  • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

^ In an interview on Good Morning America , November 3, 2003, host Charles Gibson asked Brown, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

The five hidden puzzles reveal:
.
  • That the back of the book jacket conceals latitude and longitude coordinates, written in reverse, light red on dark red.^ Was the book written or backed by a prophet or apostle of God?
    • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Adding one degree to the latitude gives the coordinates of the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Northern Virginia, which is the location of a mysterious sculpture called Kryptos.^ The code is inverted, so look at in a mirror (reflect on it) to reveal the actual code: 37 degrees 57 minutes 6.5 seconds North 77 degrees 8 minutes 44 seconds West Search on Google for a location one degree north of the above (ie: 38 degrees 57 minutes 6.5 seconds North 77 degrees 8 minutes 44 seconds West ) and currently about 5th in the search is a link to a page at elonka.com which discusses the sculpture located on the grounds of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia (pictured).
    • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A mysterious society called the Priory of Sion (Leonardo was supposedly served as one-time Grand Master [p.
    • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Once you see the hidden code, you must answer this question: What enigmatic sculpture stands one degree north of the location indicated in the code?
    • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The coordinates were taken from part of the decrypted text of part 2 of the sculpture (part 4 has never been solved). .When Brown has been asked why the coordinates are one degree off, his reply has been, "The discrepancy is intentional".
  • Bold letters are present on the book jacket.^ The book is presented in a popular style, not a scholarly one.
    • James Patrick Holding on The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tektonics.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sometimes this could be written off as making the book accessible to its intended public (e.g., to insure that his readers understand the concept of a keystone, Brown has one of his supergenius characters exclaim, "but wait, vaulted ceilings don't *have* keys!"
    • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After exposing lie after lie, all deceptively presented as fact, one might ask why would he do such?

    .There is a secret message hidden in the text of the book flaps.^ Leonardo was a “prankster and genius” who is “widely believed to have hidden secret messages within much of his artwork.

    ^ The book that is neck deep in murder, intrigue, mystery, hidden treasure, clandestine secrets, sensual rituals, secret codes and more.
    • Breaking The Code - The DA Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC logosresourcepages.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no evidence of "secret documents" hidden beneath the temple as the goal.
    • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

    .The message: Is there no help for the widow's son (a reference to Freemasonry).
  • The words "only WW knows" can be seen on the back cover.^ There is no instance in which it refers to marriage.
    • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Head back towards the door that you could not open because it had no power, and there is a guard there with his back to you.
    • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They who assert that the Son is the Father are proved to know neither the Father, nor that the Father of all has a Son, who is both the first-born Word of God AND IS GOD [John 1:1]."
    • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

    .It is a phrase printed invertedly, in the torn part of the book cover.^ Brown's description of Langdon in the first part of the book matches his picture on the back of the dust cover.
    • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    This too is a reference to part 2 of the Kryptos sculpture.[33]
  • A circle with numbers, between the Doubleday logo and the barcode, reveals a secret message. These are the chapter numbers where the initial letters are arranged in Caesar box format, revealing the code "E Pluribus Unum".
  • There is reverse writing on the cover of the book, which is the riddle for the first cryptex.
.Brown, both via his website and in person, has stated that the puzzles in the bookjacket give hints about the subject of his next novel, The Lost Symbol.^ His own website asks Brown , "But doesn't the novel's 'fact' page claim that every single word in this novel is historical fact?"
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ Officially yes, but Dan Brown has gone on record stating that he personally believes all the claims he inserts about Jesus marrying and having a child by Mary Magdalene.
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some readers of TDVC (both fans and non-fans) have suggested that the novel is about as ready-made for a movie as can be.

This repeats a theme from his earlier novels. For example, Deception Point had an encrypted message which, when solved, said, "The Da Vinci Code will surface".
.In the simplified Chinese version of The Da Vinci Code, the cover has a secret text; however, this text can be easily seen.^ Brown decrees in the Da Vinci Code, ".
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Da Vinci Code is only a novel.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Da Vinci Code p 309) .
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

.It reads: "13-3-2-1-1-8-5 O, Draconian devil!^ Chapter 12 13-3-2-21-1-1-8-5 "13-3-2-21-1-1-8-5 O, Draconian devil!
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

.Oh, Lame Saint!^ Rearrange the letters in "OH LAME SAINT" to make "THE MONA LISA" A clue!
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ Oh, lame saint!
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Oh, lame saint" de-codes to?"
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.P.S. Find Robert Langdon."^ Sophie then reveals to Langdon the final line of the coded message, which Fache had covered up: "P.S. Find Robert Langdon."
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ P.S. Find Robert Langdon" (67) .
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

^ David Wilcock with L/L Research, from " The Matrix is a Reality " Chapter 14 P.S. "P.S. Find Robert Langdon" (72) .
  • Quotron: The Da Vinci Code - Myth Making for the Second Coming 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC lkwdpl.org [Source type: Original source]

This is the multiply encrypted clue written in invisible ink next to the dead body in the museum which kicks off the plot of the entire novel.

Pages

.All of the puzzles listed below can be found within the page headers in the Mass Market US Paperback edition of The Da Vinci Code.^ De-Coding Da Vinci , page 74).
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, The Da Vinci Code was first a novel.
  • The Da Vinci Opportunity: How the Da Vinci Code Can Be Helpful 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.markdroberts.com [Source type: General]

^ On pages 231-32 of The Da Vinci Code we read: .
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  • Page 60: "Ankh Fendile" (anagram of "knife handle") in place of "Dan Brown"
  • Page 95: "De Lancs" (anagram of "candles") in place of "Da Vinci"
  • Page 138: "Das Brilli" (anagram of "billiards") in place of "Dan Brown"
  • Page 141: "La Sufrete" (anagram of "true/false") in place of "Da Vinci"
  • Page 155: "sos" in place of page number
  • Page 192: "Reon Tigaldo" (anagram of "Golden Ratio") in place of "Dan Brown"
  • Page 217: "De Ysosy" (anagram of "odyssey") in place of "Da Vinci"
  • Page 262: "Mer Reve" (anagram of "Vermeer") in place of "Dan Brown"
  • Page 322: page number replaced by three asterisks
.Also in the body text on page 138, the word "numbers" in the sentence "Tearing it open, she found four Paris phone numbers" is printed in a bold medieval typeface, instead of the typical serif typeface used throughout the rest of the book.^ But this may only be because my edition has different page numbers than the one they were using.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Book Review 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.irr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ All page numbers are from the Corgi Books edition of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, published by Transworld Publishers, London , 2004.
  • Gnostic Nonsense and the Da Vinci Deception 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.webtruth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Double Opt-in (SMS/SMS) Method: In response to print, radio, television, Internet, or other promotional messages, users will be directed to send a specific word or code via a text message to a designated telephone number to register for the service promoted.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Cryptex | SPIKE 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

Film

.Columbia Pictures adapted the novel to film, with a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman, and Academy Award winner Ron Howard directing.^ The Da Vinci Code, directed by premier director Ron Howard (Opie from the Andy Griffith Show), and featuring mega-star Tom Hanks.
  • The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.av1611.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I was stunned to read that Akiva Goldsman had been "in charge" of the screenplay!
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Da Vinci Code is an extremely popular thriller- religious- conspiracy novel (and movie) by Dan Brown (movie directed by Ron Howard) that reinterprets historical Christianity along radical feminist- Gnostic- "New Age" lines.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.The film was released on May 19, 2006, and stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu, and Sir Ian McKellen as Leigh Teabing.^ May 19, 2006 .
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May 17, 2006 6:19 PM .
  • The Da Vinci Code : Dispatches from the Culture Wars 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: May 11, 2006 Description: Sophie (Audrey Tautou) explains to Robert (Tom Hanks) what will happen if...
  • The Da Vinci Code - Cryptex | SPIKE 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.The film had an opening weekend gross of $77,073,388 and grossed $217,536,138 in 2006, making it the fifth highest grossing movie of 2006. The film did very well overseas, grossing over $758,239,852 worldwide.^ I did not like all the changes to the film but I would encourage any one interested to watch the movie.
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I did,however, see it's cinematic potential and was convinced it might make a good film.
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The book was so much better than the movie, like I read the book twice and I still coouldn't follow the movie very well.
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

On November 14, 2006 the movie was released on DVD.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "'Code' deciphers interest in religious history". http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2003-12-11-da-vinci-code_x.htm. 
  3. ^ "Aussie readers vote Pride and Prejudice best book". thewest.com.au. http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=182&ContentID=59459. 
  4. ^ a b New Yorker review
  5. ^ a b Miller, Laura (2004-02-22). "THE LAST WORD; The Da Vinci Con - New York Times". Query.nytimes.com. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B07E0DD103AF931A15751C0A9629C8B63. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  6. ^ Miller, Laura (December 29, 2004)."The Da Vinci crock". Salon.com. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  7. ^ a b "DA VINCI DEBUNKERS: Spawns of Dan Brown's Bestseller by Marcia Ford". FaithfulReader.com. http://www.faithfulreader.com/features/0405-da_vinci_debunkers.asp. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  8. ^ "History vs The Da Vinci Code". Historyversusthedavincicode.com. http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  9. ^ BBC News, August 6, 2005. Author Brown 'did not plagiarise'
  10. ^ BBC News, April 21, 2006. Delays to latest Dan Brown novel
  11. ^ Ken and Carolyn Kelleher (2006-04-24). "The Da Vinci Code » FAQs » Official Website of Dan Brown". Danbrown.com. http://www.danbrown.com/novels/davinci_code/faqs.html. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  12. ^ "History vs The Da Vinci Code". Historyversusthedavincicode.com. http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/fiction.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 
  13. ^ Tim O'Neill. "Early Christianity and Political Power". History versus the Da Vinci Code. 2006. 16 Feb 2009 < http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/chapterfiftyfive.htm#christpower>
  14. ^ Tim O'Neill. "Nag Hammadi and the Dead Sea Scrolls". History versus the Da Vinci Code. 2006. 16 Feb 2009 < http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/chapterfiftyfive.htm#nagdss>
  15. ^  "Docetae". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Docetae.  The author John Peter Arendzen writes: "The idea of the unreality of Christ's human nature was held by the oldest Gnostic sects [...] Docetism, as far as at present known, [was] always an accompaniment of Gnosticism or later of Manichaeism."
  16. ^ Tim O'Neill. "Nag Hammadi and the Dead Sea Scrolls". History versus the Da Vinci Code. 2006. 16 Feb 2009 < http://www.historyversusthedavincicode.com/chapterfiftyfive.htm#nagdss>
  17. ^ http://www.envoymagazine.com/PlanetEnvoy/Review-DaVinci-part2-Full.htm#Full
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  20. ^ Originally mentioned on episode of QI.
  21. ^ Interview with Douglas Adams Continuum
  22. ^ Stephen King address, University of Maine
  23. ^ New York Times review
  24. ^ Language Log, The Dan Brown code (also follow other links at the bottom of that page)
  25. ^ Roger Ebert's review
  26. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty_Major
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  33. ^ "Frequently-Asked Questions About Kryptos". March 28, 2006. http://elonka.com/kryptos/faq.html. Retrieved 2006-05-19. 

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Quotes

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So Dark The Con of Man
.The Da Vinci Code (2003) is a mystery novel by Dan Brown about a Harvard University symbologist named Robert Langdon and the quest for the Holy Grail.^ The Da Vinci Code is not just fiction.
  • The Da Vinci Code: Fiction masquerading as fact 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC creation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown straddles the line between fact and fiction.
  • Amazon.com: The Da Vinci Code (9781400079179): Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: The Da Vinci Code (9780385504201): Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Read about the Da Vinci code movie controversies!

It was made into a film adaptation in 2006.

Book

Sophie: I thought Constantine was a Christian,
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Driver:(while Robert is thinking about Vittoria Vetra) Did you mount her?
^ POLL: What did you think of the movie?
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) - Tom Hanks , Ian McKellen , Alfred Molina , Audrey Tautou , Jean Reno , Paul Bettany 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.countingdown.com [Source type: General]

^ But I did think that he did Robert Langdon good.
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What did you think about The Da Vinci Code ?

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Bezu: Did you approve?
^ Bezu : Did you approve?
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(about the Louvre Pyramid)
.Robert: Yes, your pyramid is magnificent.^ Louvre Pyramid) Robert : Yes, your pyramid is magnificent.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert : Yes, your pyramid is magnificent.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bezu: (grunt) A scar on the face of Paris.^ Bezu : (grunt) A scar on the face of Paris.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ IM Pei’s landmark glass Pyramid above the entrance – “a scar on the face of Paris” according to detective Bezu Fache ( Jean Reno ) – was added in 1988, and the inverted Pyramid beneath finally added in 1993.
  • Film locations for The Da Vinci Code (2000) 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.movie-locations.com [Source type: General]

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Leigh:(After being called to the kitchen by Remy) Sometimes I wonder who is serving whom?
^ Leigh :(After being called to the kitchen by Remy) Sometimes I wonder who is serving whom?
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^ This content says there is both unity and diversity located in God himself, who is a personal being who thinks, acts, and creatively calls both male and female into harmony as beings both of whom are made in the image of God.
  • A Review of �The Da Vinci Code� 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.boundless.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not accusing you of being a Satanist I am asking you, to ask yourself, “Who do I serve”.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

.I'll be right there, Remy.^ I'll be right there, Remy.
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.Can I bring you anything when I come?^ Can I bring you anything when I come?
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus suggests that when we come to know ourselves at the deepest level, we come to know God: "If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.''
  • Opinion Page: 'Da Vinci Code' Truths : NPR 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.Remy: Only freedom from oppression, sir.^ Remy : Only freedom from oppression, sir.
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Leigh: In my experience, men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
^ Leigh : In my experience, men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The book paints a fantastic picture of the story and provides far greater visuals than the film.

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Robert: The keystone is well hidden.
^ Robert : The keystone is well hidden.
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.Leigh: Extremely well hidden, I hope!^ Leigh : Extremely well hidden, I hope!
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.Robert: Actually that depends on how often you dust under your couch.^ How do you bring them back, Robert?
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If your religion is so important to you that you can not stand to hear it criticized or hear people debate how true it may be, then this movie is not for you.

^ You’ll be flummoxed that the solution was under your nose the entire time, but elated to know the game had to present significant cognitive obstacles to delay you.
  • The Da Vinci Code : Cinemalogue :: Entertainment Reviews, News and Interviews 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cinemalogue.com [Source type: General]

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Silas: Stand up slowly, and give it to me.
^ Silas : Stand up slowly, and give it to me.
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^ Silas goes to the church to get the keystone, but when he tries to force Langdon to give it up, Langdon threatens to break it.
  • SparkNotes: The Da Vinci Code: Plot Overview 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.sparknotes.com [Source type: General]

.Leigh: Standing is difficult for me.^ Leigh : Standing is difficult for me.
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Silas: Precisely. .I would prefer nobody attempt any quick moves.^ I would prefer nobody attempt any quick moves.
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Robert: Who is that? What... happened?
.Leigh: You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopaedic.^ Leigh : You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopaedic.
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^ "You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic" -- Sir Leigh Teabing" — 3 people liked it "As someone who had spent his life exploring the hidden interconnectivity of disparate emblems and ideologies, Langdon viewed the world as a web of profoundly intertwined histories and events.
  • The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

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Leigh[To Silas]: I can't imagine your complaint, sir.
^ Leigh [To Silas]: I can't imagine your complaint, sir.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sir Leigh Teabing : Yes, and the more penises you have, the higher your rank.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert Langdon Sophie Neveu Sir Leigh Teabing Silas Bishop Aringarosa .
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown | LibraryThing 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

.You trespassed in my home and placed a nasty welt on the skull of a dear friend.^ You trespassed in my home and placed a nasty welt on the skull of a dear friend.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When you start this first quest , you are posed with a fairly simple question, "My Friend, I bid you welcome to this quest.
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The resulting page gives the message: "Bravo, my friend, I see you've found your way.
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I would be well within my rights to shoot you right now and leave you to rot in the woods.^ I am away from my desk right now.
  • Deciphering the Da Vinci Code Movie Trailer | 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.thecryptex.com [Source type: General]

^ You are in danger right now.

^ If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well.
  • What about “The Da Vinci Code” - Steve Hixon - FBC 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.hixonstudies.com [Source type: Original source]

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Operator: Will you accept charges for a collect call from Robert Langdon?
^ Robert Langdon : You take care.
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^ Robert Langdon : Yes, you have.
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^ Operator : Will you accept charges for a collect call from Robert Langdon?
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Jonas: Uh... sure, okay.
Robert: Jonas?
Jonas: Robert? .You wake me up and you charge me for it?^ You wake me up and you charge me for it?
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^ Wake up people, will you please?
  • The Da Vinci Code; Christians Beware! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.frank.germano.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees, because he is expecting to wake up.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]


Robert: That's Elizabeth?[Leigh's plane]
.Leigh: Beats the bloody Chunnel.^ Leigh : Beats the bloody Chunnel.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Pilot: Sir, my humble apologies,but my diplomatic flight allowance provides only for you and your manservant.
^ My apology for touching your sensitivities.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pilot : Sir, my humble apologies,but my diplomatic flight allowance provides only for you and your manservant.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Pilot : Sir, my humble apologies, but my diplomatic flight allowance provides only for you and your manservant.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I cannot take your guests.^ I cannot take your guests.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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^ We cannot guarantee that we will respond to your message and we reserve the right to take or refrain from taking any or all steps available to us once we receive any such message.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Cryptex | SPIKE 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Please take no offense, Patterico, but I cannot understand your fascination with this topic.
  • Patterico's Pontifications » More on the Da Vinci Code Decision Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC patterico.com [Source type: General]

.Leigh: Richard, two thousand pounds sterling and that loaded gun say you can take my guests.^ Leigh : Richard, two thousand pounds sterling and that loaded gun say you can take my guests.
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^ Can anyone help with the XBox Or PS2 version of what you all say is the Password RICHARD. Cause the damn thing is not that for my system!!!
  • The Da Vinci Code - Temple Church - Game Guide and walkthrough 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC guides.gamepressure.com [Source type: General]

^ Learn who it is within you who makes everything his own and says, My God, my mind, my thought, my soul, my body.
  • Meridian Magazine :: Ideas & Society : Da Vinci Doubts and Reason’s Rebuke 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ldsmag.com [Source type: General]

.And that unfortunate fellow in the back.^ And that unfortunate fellow in the back.
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[Silas]
.
Bezu Fache: Get a transport up here.
^ Bezu Fache : Get a transport up here.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Here we get a minute or three on the main actors involved, from Jean Reno as Captain Bezu Fache to Jurgen Prochnow as Andre Vernet.
  • UpcomingDiscs.com » Blog Archive » The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC upcomingdiscs.com [Source type: General]

I'm going to London. .And get me the Kent local police.^ And get me the Kent local police.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The police attempt to contact local law enforcement in the Kent area.
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^ Meanwhile, Kent police begin to arrive at the local airfield where Teabing’s jet is headed.
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Not British M15. Kent local. .Tell them I want Teabing's plane to be permitted to land.^ Tell them I want Teabing's plane to be permitted to land.
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.Then I want it surrounded on the tarmac.^ Then I want it surrounded on the tarmac.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nobody deplanes until I get there.^ Nobody deplanes until I get there.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CHAPTER THREE: ''Yes,'' said Hugh, ``incredible as it seems, there are extra words written in the margin of the U.S. Constitution, and nobody ever noticed them until now!
  • For anyone who's read The Da Vinci Codes - GameBanshee Forums 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.gamebanshee.com [Source type: General]
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Sophie: Leigh, I was serious about the French police finding your plane before we return.
^ Sophie : Leigh, I was serious about the French police finding your plane before we return.
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^ French actress Audrey Tautou as Sophie Neveu also furrows her brow on many an occasion, even as she offers disparaging comments about religion.

^ The French police initially suspect that Dr. Langdon is the murderer, but Sophie, confident that he is innocent, helps him escape arrest.
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.Leigh: Yes, imagine their surprise if they board and find Remy.^ Leigh : Yes, imagine their surprise if they board and find Remy.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yes, working out codes or 'cryptograms' as they're called, rather than digging in the ground to find lost civilizations the vocation of archeologists.
  • *�*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | The Dundee Code | Not TheDa Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, but a parody of the sequel 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.wilsonsalmanac.com [Source type: Original source]

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Sophie: Leigh, you transported a bound hostage across international borders.
^ Sophie : Leigh, you transported a bound hostage across international borders.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You have to believe that Dan Brown, his publishers, his characters "Robert Langdon," "Leigh Teabing," and "Sophie Neveu" never cracked open the New Testament in their life.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

This is serious.
.Leigh: So are my lawyers.^ Leigh : So are my lawyers.
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Robert: But you tied him[Silas] up and flew him to London!
^ Robert : But you tied him[Silas] up and flew him to London!
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^ A guy comes up with different ideas and you destroy him.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pick one to sneak up behind and you can take him out with a stealth attack.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Leigh: Your honour, forgive an eccentric old knight his foolish prejudice for the British court system.^ Leigh : Your honour, forgive an eccentric old knight his foolish prejudice for the British court system.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Sir Leigh Teabing British Royal Historian, a Knight of the Realm, Grail scholar, and friend of Robert Langdon.
  • The Da Vinci Code - .ceneus.notes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC notes.ceneus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sir Leigh Teabing – British Royal Historian, a Knight of the Realm, Grail scholar, and friend of Robert Langdon.
  • Da Vinci Code Gifts, Toys, Collectibles at Geek Gifts Galore 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC geekgiftsgalore.com [Source type: General]

.I realize I should have called the French authorities, but I'm a snob and I do not trust those laissez-faire French to prosecute properly.^ I realize I should have called the French authorities, but I'm a snob and I do not trust those laissez-faire French to prosecute properly.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ What is it fair to call them, really?
  • The Da Vinci Code Discussion Forum | Bible.org; NET Bible, Bible Study 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Without realizing it, those who deny the authority of the Church are undermining the authority of the Bible, as the history of Protestant biblical interpretation has made abundantly clear.
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

.This man almost murdered me.^ This man almost murdered me.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Yes, I made a rash decision forcing my manservant to help me bring him to England, but I was under great stress.^ Yes, I made a rash decision forcing my manservant to help me bring him to England, but I was under great stress.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To quote my friend, Lieutenant Shawn Anderson of the US Air Force, 'Any grunt could have told him that.'
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ While under oath, the judge asked him about these documents about Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and he admitted he made the whole thing up.
  • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

Mea culpa. Mea culpa.
.Robert: Coming from you, Leigh, that just might fly.^ Robert : Coming from you, Leigh, that just might fly.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I highly doubt you'd be saying "Oh, come on, it's just fictiion, what's the big deal people?"
  • Ben Witherington: Da Vinci Code-- the Movie: "So Dark the Con of Man" 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC benwitherington.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You have to believe that Dan Brown, his publishers, his characters "Robert Langdon," "Leigh Teabing," and "Sophie Neveu" never cracked open the New Testament in their life.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.
Robert: Leigh, I should turn myself in and sort this out legally.
^ Robert : Leigh, I should turn myself in and sort this out legally.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the first photograph of the event should, upon inspection, turn out to be date-stamped centuries afterwards, disappointment would increase.

.Leave you all out of it.^ Leave you all out of it.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ How else can you explain all the hunger and disease and death out there?
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ I think everyone need to meet some miracle after all the terrible stuff in the news and the economy .You should check it out!!!
  • A Da Vinci Code Sequel Review (By Someone Who Skimmed It) | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Leigh: Oh, heavens, Robert!^ Leigh : Oh, heavens, Robert!
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Do you really think they're going to let the rest of us go?^ But let the rest believe what they wish.
  • Don’t Be Deceived byThe Da Vinci Code  28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.goodnewsaboutgod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us know what you think.

^ Do you really think they're going to let the rest of us go?
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I just transported you illegally.^ I just transported you illegally.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Miss Neveu assisted in your escape from the Louvre, and we have a man tied up in the back of the plane.^ Miss Neveu assisted in your escape from the Louvre, and we have a man tied up in the back of the plane.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Back in temple church, Sophie and Langdon are looking for the missing orb and not having any luck when Leigh pops up and surprises them.
  • Movie Spoiler for the film - THE DA VINCI CODE 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.themoviespoiler.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the Louvre, Sophie Neveu helps Langdon escape the police by threatening to destroy the painting opposite the Mona Lisa – Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks.
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

Really now! .We're all in this together.^ We're all in this together.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If you're familiar with the topics you'll realize that it's like bingo where all the balls are together in one container and once in a while one pops up to be read.
  • Book Review: The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown - Blogcritics Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

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Simon Edwards: I'm afraid your arrival has taken us a bit off guard, sir.
^ Simon Edwards : I'm afraid your arrival has taken us a bit off guard, sir.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Your point is well taken, but I must hurry off, as I only one-third through The Lost Symbol.
  • The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors - Telegraph 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

Leigh: I know. .I'm off my schedule, I am.^ I'm off my schedule, I am.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Between you and me, the new medication gives me the tinkles.^ Between you and me, the new medication gives me the tinkles.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Thought I'd come over for a tune-up.^ Thought I'd come over for a tune-up.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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Police Inspector: I am here at the orders of the French Judicial police.
^ Police Inspector : I am here at the orders of the French Judicial police.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Police also found a box on which was written "In here are the keys to the Sixth and Seventh Seals, closed by order of Satan and Jesus Christ.
  • Man in frenzied attack on priest after watching The Da Vinci Code - Times Online 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.They claim you are transporting fugitives from the law on this plane.^ They claim you are transporting fugitives from the law on this plane.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps you like its ending, which is ironic since Brown and many pushers of the Gnostic Gospels claim that they empower women?
  • Da Vinci Code apostate challenges CMI 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.
  • The Da Vinci Code - Cryptex | SPIKE 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

.Leigh: Is this one of those hidden camera programmes?^ Leigh : Is this one of those hidden camera programmes?
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Jolly good!

Police Inspector: This is serious, sir. .The French police claim that you also may have a hostage onboard.^ The French police claim that you also may have a hostage onboard.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Co-starring with Hanks is Audrey Tautou (AMELIE), the French police analyst who comes to Langdon's aid and who may hold the key to some of the mysteries.
  • The Da Vinci Code Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC uk.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Da Vinci Code Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC au.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Da Vinci Code Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC au.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As you may recall, the film stars Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who teams up with French...
  • The Da Vinci Code: JoBlo.com's Upcoming Movies: Posters, Plot, Pictures, Cast, News... 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Remy: I feel like a hostage working for Sir Leigh, but he assures me that I am free to go.^ Remy : I feel like a hostage working for Sir Leigh, but he assures me that I am free to go.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The movie really only catches fire at the midway point, when Ian McKellen hobbles on the scene as the story's Sphinx-like Sir Leigh Teabing.

^ You can feel it when you go to work, when you pay your taxes.
  • The Da Vinci Code: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.westmont.edu [Source type: Original source]

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Leigh: Inspector, I'm afraid I don't have time to indulge in your games.
^ Leigh : Inspector, I'm afraid I don't have time to indulge in your games.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't let the dogs upset you, they're your friends now, but it kind of freaked me out the first time I saw them running at me.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ I spent several hours writing that walkthrough and secrets guide to help YOU get through the game on your own time, I'm certainly not going to play the damn game for you too.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

I'm late, and I'm leaving. .If it is important for you to stop me, then you'll just have to shoot me.^ If it is important for you to stop me, then you'll just have to shoot me.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The cops will be shooting at you, but the rail car is your cover, so stay behind it and you'll be fine.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ If you're creeping, then he won't see you and in just a second, he'll turn his back to you and go up a set of stairs to the left.
  • The Da Vinci CodeWalkthrough - IGNFAQs 12 September 2009 11:51 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

.Police Inspector:(draws gun) Stop!^ Police Inspector :(draws gun) Stop!
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

I will fire!
Leigh: Go ahead. .My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast.^ My lawyers will fricassee your testicles for breakfast.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.^ And if you dare board my plane without a warrant, your spleen will follow.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Pilot : Sir, my humble apologies, but my diplomatic flight allowance provides only for you and your manservant.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The resulting page gives the message: "Bravo, my friend, I see you've found your way.
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Leigh: On the verge of unlocking one of history's greatest secrets, and he troubles himself with a woman who has proven herself unworthy of the quest.^ Her role, he says, was deliberately distorted, a smear campaign by the early church fathers -- as one of his characters declares, "the greatest cover-up in human history."

^ For each woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven.
  • The DaVinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.crossroad.to [Source type: General]
  • The Da Vinci Code and Other Deceptions 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.jesus-is-savior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For each woman who will make herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven.” .
  • The Da Vinci Code by Mary Ann Collins 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.exmormon.com [Source type: General]

.
Robert: Leigh, you lie entirely too well.
^ Well, do you Robert?
  • The Da Vinci Code Catechism — || The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei || Archive 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC davincicode-opusdei.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Robert : Leigh, you lie entirely too well.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You have to believe that Dan Brown, his publishers, his characters "Robert Langdon," "Leigh Teabing," and "Sophie Neveu" never cracked open the New Testament in their life.
  • The Da Vinci Code Fraud: Cracked by the Critics -- Author Dan Brown Critical Reviews Articles Audio MP3 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.bringyou.to [Source type: Original source]

.Leigh: Oxford Theatre Club.^ Leigh : Oxford Theatre Club.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.They still talk of my Julius Caesar.^ They still talk of my Julius Caesar.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.I'm certain nobody has ever performed the first scene of Act Three with more dedication.^ I'm certain nobody has ever performed the first scene of Act Three with more dedication.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ After a couple more intro screens, the first of three test questions are posed: .
  • Urban Scrawl : the da vinci code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC urbanscrawl.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Robert: I thought Caesar was dead in that scene.^ Robert : I thought Caesar was dead in that scene.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Leigh: Yes, but my toga tore open when I fell, and I had to lie on stage for half an hour with my todger hanging out.^ Leigh : Yes, but my toga tore open when I fell, and I had to lie on stage for half an hour with my todger hanging out.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Two friends of mine fell asleep for a good 1 and a half hours.
  • Da Vinci Code, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I fell alseep about half an hour into it.
  • The Da Vinci Code [2006] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Even so, I never moved a muscle. .I was brilliant, I tell you.^ I was brilliant, I tell you.
  • The Da Vinci Code (film) - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.
  • Nobody is more indoctrinated than the indoctrinator.
  • History is always written by the winners.^ It was found - it's probably written in the early 2nd century and it has words like this, Jesus loved Mary Magdalene more than the other disciples and kissed her often.
    • Opinion Page: 'Da Vinci Code' Truths : NPR 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Since the beginning of recorded time, history has been written by the "winners" (those societies and belief systems that conquered and survived).

    ^ The Bible was written over a span of 1,500 years by more than 40 different writers, and despite all its diversity, its miraculous unity is obvious.

    .When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.^ When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books - books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe ...
    • The Da Vinci Code, Gnosticism, Leonard Da Vinci, and the Bible 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history booksbooks which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe” .

    ^ When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books—books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe" (page 256).
    • Crash Goes The Da Vinci Code 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC leaderu.com [Source type: Original source]

    .As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?'^ Napoleon said that history is mearly a version of events agreed upon.
    • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown: Books 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]
    • chapters.indigo.ca: The Da Vinci Code: A Novel: Dan Brown: Books 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

    By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.
  • Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
  • British judge man’s civility not by his compassion for his friends, but by his compassion for his enemies.
  • The blind see what they want to see.

Quotes about The Da Vinci Code

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  • We were apparently rather resistant to the idea of destroying witches in England, unlike views espoused in so-called books — and I use the word "book" very loosely — like The Da Vinci Code.^ The Da Vinci Code is not just fiction.
    • The Da Vinci Code: Fiction masquerading as fact 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC creation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Like many others, I first heard of The Da Vinci Code by word of mouth.
    • Da Vinci Code 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But he also said the Da Vinci Code book had "little truth to the chapel."
    • Da Vinci Code: Scotland 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC www.johnnyjet.com [Source type: General]

    [pretends to spit in disgust] .It is complete loose stool water.^ I think Stephen Fry put it best, describing The Davinci Code as ‘loose stool water, arse gravy of the worst kind.’ .
    • A Da Vinci Code Sequel Review (By Someone Who Skimmed It) | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It is arse-gravy of the worst kind.^ I think Stephen Fry put it best, describing The Davinci Code as ‘loose stool water, arse gravy of the worst kind.’ .
    • A Da Vinci Code Sequel Review (By Someone Who Skimmed It) | Cracked.com 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Developer(s) The Collective
Publisher(s) 2K Games
Designer(s) David Fried
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  • Station.com - The Da Vinci Code 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.station.sony.com [Source type: General]

^ The discussion guide at the back of the book is full of questions that will help you clarify your own beliefs and the notes are full of even more good information.
  • Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts - James L. Garlow and Peter Jones - Christian Book Review - About.com 31 January 2010 12:34 UTC christianmusic.about.com [Source type: General]

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The Da Vinci Code

Developer(s) The Collective
Publisher(s) 2K Games
Release date May 19, 2006
Genre Adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
Platform(s) Xbox, PC, PS2
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The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 book by an American man named Dan Brown. It is about codes and secrets. The book is very famous and has been read by many people all over the world. As of 2006, over 60 million people had bought copies, which makes this book one of the most famous books in the world. There are many things in the book that are hard to understand, and it is hard to tell which parts of the book are about real things, and which parts are not true. Because of this, people like to talk about the book, which makes more people buy copies.

The book talks about a religious group called Opus Dei, a famous artist named Leonardo da Vinci, and some famous paintings he made called the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

According to Sharan Newman in The Real History behind the Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown based The Da Vinci Code on a book called Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent and Leigh. This book was based on some papers found in the National Library of France, and which were forgeries. The papers were written to show that the man who wrote them was really the true king of France and head of an ancient secret society.

In 2006, Columbia Pictures made a movie version. It was directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon.


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