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Aleppo Codex


Definition: The Aleppo Codex is an early manuscript version of the Judaeo-Christian bible, dated to about 935 AD, and until the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, the earliest known version. It is one of two manuscripts attributed to the Rabbi Aaron Ben Asher school of Masoretes (the other is the Leningrad Codex). The manuscript was named after the 5,000 year old city of Aleppo, Syria, where the codex was found.

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