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CODEX ALEPPO ca. 930
The   Codex   Aleppo   is   even   older   than   the   Codex   Leningradensis.   This   Codex   was   written   around   the   year   930,   on   fine parchment.   It   is   written   by   a   copyist   of   the   Asher   family   in   a   beautiful   regular   handwriting.   It   was   preserved   for   centuries   in the   oldest   synagogue   of   Aleppo,   Syria.   It   was   kept   there,   hidden   because   of   the   superstitious   apprehension   that   research workers   would   profane   the   codex.   Originally   it   also   contained   the   complete   Old   Testament,   written   on   760   pages,   but   after a    fire,    in    the    previous    century,    approximately    one    fourth    is    lost.    Nowadays    the    manuscript    is    in    Israel.    God’s    name    is frequently used in the Codex, in the form of the Tetragrammaton.  
Facsimile’s  gemaakt door B. Bonte –
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