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Police found the bible in the remote Sicilian farmhouse where Provenzano was arrested in April 2006 after 40 years on the run.

“I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all,” is copied in capital letters in the margin above a passage from Ecclesiastes, showing an apparent mysogynist streak.

Prosecutors in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, have also sought help from a theologian, a mathematician and a information technology expert to help them decipher the annotations.

“This is a small but positive attempt to re-focus attention on the tricky fight against the mafia, ” he says, explaining why he has posted the pages to his blog.