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The Resource The Aleppo Codex : in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books, by Matti Friedman, (electronic resource)

The Aleppo Codex : in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books, by Matti Friedman, (electronic resource)

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The Aleppo Codex : in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books
Title
The Aleppo Codex
Title remainder
in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books
Statement of responsibility
by Matti Friedman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
221.4/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS715.5.A43
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Aleppo Codex : in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books, by Matti Friedman, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.283-298)
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First paperback ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 311 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202705
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E07FC680-B513-4A4A-BA5B-2355991FA492
System control number
  • 1410841
  • (OCoLC)847743191
  • (OCoLC)ocn847743191
  • 1410841
Label
The Aleppo Codex : in pursuit of one of the world's most coveted, sacred, and mysterious books, by Matti Friedman, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.283-298)
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First paperback ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 311 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202705
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E07FC680-B513-4A4A-BA5B-2355991FA492
System control number
  • 1410841
  • (OCoLC)847743191
  • (OCoLC)ocn847743191
  • 1410841

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