Nonfiction, 320 pp. 2012
The 10th century Aleppo Codex, named for the Syrian city in which it was kept, is considered the most accurate manuscript of the Hebrew Bible. However, a large portion of it went missing in the mid-20th century. Investigative journalist Friedman’s account of the document’s strange path over time feels like a detective thriller, with equal parts history and mystery, conspiracy and convolutions.
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