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The Aleppo Codex

A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of An Ancient Bible
Friedman, Matti (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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This true-life detective story unveils the journey of a sacred text--the tenth-century annotated bible known as the Aleppo Codex--from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel.
Authors: Friedman, Matti
Title: The Aleppo Codex
a true story of obsession, faith, and the pursuit of an ancient Bible
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xx, 298 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: This true-life detective story unveils the journey of a sacred text--the tenth-century annotated bible known as the Aleppo Codex--from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel.
ISBN: 9781616200404
1616200405
Statement of Responsibility: by Matti Friedman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Aleppo Codex History.
LCCN: 2012002327
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Sep 18, 2012
  • writer13 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I found this book to be exceptionally well written and very well researched. Friedman lays out all the relevant details in a narrative fashion that hooks the reader and keeps them intrigued. Read it as a good commentary on the impact of unintended consequences.

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