The Aleppo Codex

It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex.

The Aleppo Codex

The Aleppo Codex

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo, Syria, and had become known around the world as the Aleppo Codex. Journalist Matti Friedman’s true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how and why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing. It’s a tale that involves grizzled secret agents, pious clergymen, shrewd antiquities collectors, and highly placed national figures who, as it turns out, would do anything to get their hands on an ancient, decaying book. What it reveals are uncomfortable truths about greed, state cover-ups, and the fascinating role of historical treasures in creating a national identity.

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The Aleppo Codex
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Matti Friedman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-14 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo,
The Aleppo Codex
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Aleppo Codex
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher:

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Crown of Aleppo
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Hayim Tawil, Bernard Schneider
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-01 - Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

"In Crown of Aleppo, Hayim Tawil and Bernard Schneider tell the incredible story of the survival, against all odds, of the Aleppo Codex—one of the most authoritative and accurate traditional Masoretic texts of the Bible. Completed circa 939 in Tiberias, the Crown was created by exacting Tiberian scribes who copied
The Aleppo Codex
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Matti Friedman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-14 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and by the 1940s it was housed in a dark grotto in Aleppo,
The Aleppo Codex
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Matti Friedman
Categories: Bible
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

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