Aleppo Codex

Many faith traditions have helped accurately preserve the text of the Bible over the centuries! Not the least of which were the Masoretes, groups of Jewish scribe-scholars in the Middle Ages.

They recognized the inevitability of human error and to assure the accuracy of the biblical text, added notes to the margins and vowel points to the words. One of the oldest and most spectacular of the Masoretic manuscripts is the Aleppo Codex.

Written by a renowned Masorete, the Aleppo Codex originally contained the text of the entire Bible and was preserved over the centuries in Jewish communities throughout the Near East.

Today, the entire existing manuscript is online, maintained by the Ben Zvi Institute in Israel. Scholars and others can view the actual pages of the codex, look up a verse or view enlargements of its many sections.

A true treasure of discovery! Engage with the Bible—with this Book of Books for all people!

Share

More Book Minute Features

February 10, 2020

Charles A. Tindley

Charles Albert Tindley, whose father was a slave, became one of the prolific gospel songwriters of his time! Although he didn’t attend school, he l...
February 03, 2020

Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley, born on this date in 1811, served in Congress, ran for president, helped organize the Republican Party, and founded The New York Tribu...
January 27, 2020

The Washington Monument and Exodus 28:36

The Washington Monument, at 555 feet, is the tallest public structure in Washington, DC, and is located on the National Mall. It took thirty-six years...