Oldest Most Completed Hebrew Bible On Display In Israeli Capital Before Sale
The oldest most complete Hebrew bible is on display in the Israeli city of Iel Aviv before its sale at an auction.
The Codex Sassoon is thought to have been created about 1,100 years ago by a scribe in Egypt or the Levant.
However, It is the earliest surviving example of a single manuscript containing all 24 books of the Hebrew bible with punctuation, vowels, and accents.
It will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York in may, where it could fetch $30m to $50m.
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Furthermore, It could become the most expensive historical document ever sold at auction if the winning bid exceeds the $43.2m paid two years ago for a rare first-edition copy of the constitution of the United states.
The Hebrew bible comprises 24 books divided into three parts: the pentateuch, the prophets, and the writings. Christians refer to them as the old testament.