Author Q&A: Four years on the trail of the codex (The Times of Israel)

Matti Friedman, author of ‘The Aleppo Codex,’ explains how he got drawn into a search for the truth about the most revered version of the Hebrew Bible

By  May 10, 2012

Times of Israel writer Matti Friedman publishes his first book next week: ”The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible” (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).

Friedman stumbled upon the Aleppo Codex and its mysterious story by chance, and found that a long-standing interest in archaeology and history helped him navigate its complicated maze of ancient and modern drama. As we wandered this week through the dim corridors of the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book, where part of the 1,100-year-old biblical manuscript is kept, Friedman talked about his own book — and the sacred book at its center.

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