The Leningrad Codex: a facsimile edition

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David Noel Freedman, Astrid B. Beck, James A. Sanders
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jan 1, 1998 - Bibles - 1016 pages
The oldest complete Hebrew Bible in the world is the Leningrad Codex. Dating to 1009 C.E., the Codex stands as the single most important extant manuscript for establishing the text of the Hebrew Bible and is the basis for virtually all critical editions of the Hebrew Bible.

The Leningrad Codex is now available in a beautiful facsimile edition copublished with E. J. Brill (due to various production difficulties, the book has come out later than originally projected). This scholar's edition of the Leningrad Codex features a high-quality 11" x 13" hardcover format that includes 966 black-and-white photographs and sixteen full-color, illuminated carpet pages that capture in precise detail the Codex's lovely medieval artwork.


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This excellent facsimile edition of the Leningrad Codex: Firkowitch I. B19a (L) is a real contribution to the Masoretic studies in the world and also is a very important source about the preservation ... Read full review

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Introduction to the Leningrad Codex
The Oldest Complete Codex of the Hebrew Bible xxi
Publishers Preface for Publication
The Leningrad Codex

About the author (1998)

David Noel Freedman is a professor of the Hebrew Bible at the University of California, San Diego, and lives in La Jolla, California.

Beck is managing editor of The Anchor Bible Dictionary and the leningrad Codex.

Sanders is professor of religion and president of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center for Preservation and Research at Claremont Graduate University in California.

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