Study Guide

The Da Vinci Code Chapter 76

By Dan Brown

Chapter 76

  • Now that Sophie understands what she saw her grandfather doing ten years ago, she's flooded with regret for the time she lost with him due to her stubbornness.
  • Langdon decides to puzzle over the verses while Sophie needs a moment to collect herself.
  • Langdon reasons that the "headstone praised by Templars" is that of Baphomet, a pagan fertility god.
  • Sophie tells them that they need a five-letter word for the cryptex. Baphomet is clearly too long.
  • Teabing reminds her that that's where the Atbash Cipher comes into play.