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Aleppo Codex

The Harrowing History Of The Oldest Hebrew Bible

Matti Friedman | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Matti Friedman

An electronic book exists in an infinite number of copies; there is no original. The Aleppo Codex, on the other hand, existed only in its original 500-page manuscript. There were no copies at all, and for this reason its physical safety was always paramount.