The Aleppo Codex

The Aleppo Codex

A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of An Ancient Bible

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781616200404
1616200405
Characteristics: xx, 298 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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JonMoss
Jul 03, 2017

Between the Lines is reading this to discuss this Friday 7/7/2017 at noon - Westport Branch

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gsergay
Jan 14, 2015

If you are interested in history, the middle east, conflict, and biblical narratives then this book will interest you. The prose is concise, fast moving, and even journalistic at times. Friedman's dogged investigation led to powerful insights into a suspenseful, compelling story. At times the book feels a bit repetitive and sometimes lacking in plot. The sad part is that there is no true resolution to the mystery in the end. Many pages of the codex are still "missing".

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writer13
Sep 18, 2012

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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