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Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2013-05-14
Page : 320
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1616202785
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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.


Author : Hayim Tawil
Bernard Schneider
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 220
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0827609574
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"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 entire Bible into book form, adding annotations, vowel and cantillation marks, and precise commentary. Praised by Torah scholars for centuries after its writing, the Crown passed through history until the 15th century when it was housed in the Great Synagogue of Aleppo, Syria. When the synagogue was burned in the 1947 pogrom, the codex was thought to be destroyed, lost forever. That is where its great mystery begins. Miraculously, a significant portion of the Crown of Aleppo survived the fire and was smuggled from the synagogue ruins to an unknown location— presumably within the Aleppan Jewish community. Ten years later, the surviving pages of the codex were secretly brought to Israel and finally moved to their current location in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. "


Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2013-05-14
Page : 320
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 161620270X
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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.


Author : Israel Yeivin
Publisher :
Release : 1968
Page : 427
Category : Bible
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Author : N. Ben Zvi Enterprises Ltd
Publisher : S Karger Ag
Release : 2003-09-01
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Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9783805570039
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Keter Yerushalayim, the Jerusalem Crown, is the first edition of the Aleppo Codex as a printed Bible. This codex is the oldest known complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible. The famous grammarian and scribe Aaron ben Asher inserted the vocalization signs, accentuation marks and the Masorah. Because he also proofread the manuscript several times over, it became the authoritative text due to its accepted accuracy. After a long odyssey the codex found its way to Jerusalem in 1958, with unfortunately a major portion missing. In 1976 a facsimile of the manuscript was published and inspired the book edition closely resembling the original text. Thanks to the painstaking work of the renowned Scholar Rabbi Mordechai Breuer, the lost parts - almost the entire Pentateuch - could be reconstructed. To emulate the original, the Jerusalem Crown is laid out in three columns and employs a unique typeface re-creating the calligraphy of the Aleppo Codex. The census for the chapters and verses as well as the names of the weekly torah portions and their divisions for the synagogal reading were added. A short appendix explains the principles of the text recreation and lists the deviations from the standard Leningrad Codex. Dr. Mordechai Glatzer, a globally recognized expert in the history of printing, edited the companion volume. It contains contributions on various aspects of the manuscript's significance and an in-depth description of its history. Notably, Dr. Yosef Ofer's introduction to the Masorah clarifies from where the codex's authority stems and why its text can be regarded as nearly error free. The documentation folder of the Keter Yerushalayim contains an original set of pages, the Book of Ruth, and the original decorative front page with its gold printed title as a sample booklet, complete with an embossed cover of heavy crimson paper. There is also a sample chapter of the companion volume included in the set which is presented in a gold-embossed dark-blue folder of raw silk. The charge for the documentation kit will be credited if a copy of the numbered Special Edition is ordered subsequently.


Author : Aleppo Codex
Publisher :
Release : 1976
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Author : Adolfo Daniel Roitman
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 96
Category : Aleppo Codex
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Author : David Stern
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2018-01-20
Page : 320
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 029574149X
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In The Jewish Bible: A Material History, David Stern explores the Jewish Bible as a material object—the Bibles that Jews have actually held in their hands—from its beginnings in the Ancient Near Eastern world through to the Middle Ages to the present moment. Drawing on the most recent scholarship on the history of the book, Stern shows how the Bible has been not only a medium for transmitting its text—the word of God—but a physical object with a meaning of its own. That meaning has changed, as the material shape of the Bible has changed, from scroll to codex, and from manuscript to printed book. By tracing the material form of the Torah, Stern demonstrates how the process of these transformations echo the cultural, political, intellectual, religious, and geographic changes of the Jewish community. With tremendous historical range and breadth, this book offers a fresh approach to understanding the Bible’s place and significance in Jewish culture.


Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
Release : 2016-05-03
Page : 256
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1785900714
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It was just one remote hilltop in an unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that are still felt today, foreshadowing the chaos of 21st-century conflicts in the Middle East. The hill, in Lebanon, was called the Pumpkin; ‘flowers’ was the military code word for casualties. Part memoir, part reportage and part haunting elegy for lost youth, award-winning writer Matti Friedman’s powerful account follows the band of young soldiers - the author among them - conscripted out of high school into holding this remote outpost, and explores how the task would change them forever. Pumpkinflowers is a lyrical yet devastating insight into the day-today realities of war, and a powerful coming-of-age narrative. Raw and beautifully rendered, this essential chronicle casts an unflinching look at the nature of modern warfare, in which there is never a clear victor and innocence is not all that is lost.


Author : Terry Brennan
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Release : 2015-10-27
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 082544389X
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Will the code reveal history’s most powerful weapon for destruction—or humanity’s only hope? The living members of Tom Bohannon’s band of adventurers gather again in Jerusalem—physically battered, emotionally exhausted, spiritually challenged, and in various stages of shock—to examine a copy of the tenth-century Aleppo Code, the oldest complete text of Jewish scripture. What the clues inside reveal could lead to the reuniting of the Ark of the Covenant with its true source of power, a weapon that could lead to victory for this ragged bunch trying to save the world. This intrepid group will uncover secrets that require them to risk everything for their faith, their country, and the peace of all mankind. The Aleppo Code is a heart-pounding race, an epic story on a grand scale told primarily through the eyes of one man desperately trying to save the world as he follows God’s purpose for his life.


Author : Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)
Publisher :
Release : 1978
Page : 1
Category : Bible
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Author :
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page :
Category : Bible
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Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 298
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781921844805
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In an age when physical books matter less and less, here is a thrilling story about a book that meant everything. This true-life detective story unveils the journey of a sacred text-the tenth-century annotated bible know as the Aleppo Codex-from its hiding place in a Syrian synagogue to the newly founded state of Israel. Based on documents kept secret for 50 years, as well as personal interviews with key figures, Matti Friedman proposes a new theory of what happened when the codex left Aleppo, Syria, in the late 1940s and eventually surfaced in Jerusalem, mysteriously incomplete. By recounting this history, Friedman explores the once vibrant Jewish communities in Islamic lands and follows the thread into the present, uncovering difficult truths about how the manuscript was taken to Israel and how its most important pages went missing. Along the way, he raises critical questions about who owns historical treasures and the role of myth and legend in the creation of a nation. 'The Aleppo Codexcould be read as a thriller. It could also be read as a history of the Jewish people, or as a meditation on history and myth. This great book comes closer to containing everything than any book I've read in a long, long time.' Jonathan Safran Foer


Author : Judith Olszowy-Schlanger
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 1998
Page : 522
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9789004108868
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The edition and linguistic, palaeographic and legal analysis of 65 marriage documents preserved in the Cairo Geniza shed a unique light on the socio-economic and intellectual history of the mediaeval Karaite Jews who wrote them.


Author : Moshe Henry Goshen-Gottstein
Publisher :
Release : 1976
Page : 600
Category : Aleppo Codex
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Author : Jordan S. Penkower
Publisher :
Release : 1981
Page : 90
Category : Bible
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Author : Matti Friedman
Publisher : Highbridge Company
Release : 2014-05-09
Page :
Category : RELIGION
ISBN 13 : 9781611747737
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The intriguing story of the quest to recover the missing pages from one of the world's most important holy texts: the 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible known as Aleppo Codex.


Author : Moshe Henry Goshen-Gottstein
Publisher :
Release : 1976
Page :
Category : Manuscripts, Hebrew
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Author : אארון בנשר
משה גושן-גוטשטיין
Publisher :
Release : 1976
Page : 588
Category :
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Author : Moshe Henry Goshen-Gottstein
Publisher :
Release : 1960
Page : 42
Category : Aleppo Codex
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