New York Times “6th Floor” Q&A


Matti Friedman on the Unsolved Mystery of the Aleppo Codex



Ronen Bergman’s article in our July 25 issue on the Aleppo Codex was occasioned and informed by the recent publication of “The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible,” by the Israeli-Canadian journalist Matti Friedman. Several readers responded to the article with questions and theories about the whereabouts of the missing pages and the motivations of the various sources quoted. For his book, Friedman spent four years investigating the story of the codex, which he talked about in a brief Q. and A. conducted this week.

Read the full Q&A here.