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February 10, 2016 10:34 am

UNESCO Recognizes Israel’s Aleppo Codex as World Treasure

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A closeup of the Aleppo Codex,believed to be the world’s oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible, has been recognized by UNESCO as a unique world treasure. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A closeup of the Aleppo Codex, believed to be the world’s oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible, has been recognized by UNESCO as a unique world treasure. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israel’s Aleppo Codex, believed to be the world’s oldest copy of the Hebrew Bible, has been recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a unique world treasure.

The Aleppo Codex, which was written in Tiberias around 930 CE and is currently held by the Israel Museum, was officially recognized by UNESCO as a unique item with universal characteristics and will be listed among the organization’s registry of 300 items and collections that have been compiled since 1995, Haaretz reported.

The more than 1,000-year-old manuscript was smuggled out of Aleppo, Syria, where it has been in the possession of that city’s Jewish community for centuries. It eventually made its way to Israel in the 1950s. Originally 500 pages long, 200 pages had gone missing by the time of its arrival in Israel.

Two other items from Israel — the Rothschild Miscellany, a collection of 15-century manuscripts, and the Pages of Testimony at Yad Vashem — already belong to the UNESCO registry.

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  • Jay Bynaar

    It is high time for the world infected by Islam that the
    16/2/16-Worldwide Jewish problem should finely stop being a problem, since their return to Israel in 1947 being recognized as THE RENAISANCED Jewish state FOR ALL the Jews on this planet. Like the ancient Phoenix bird.
    Ancient data and archeology shows the Hebrews/Jewish ownership on the hollyland, and NO grain of sand belongs
    to Islam or the Arab’s year long conquest, even Muhammad
    mentioned in their Qouran that it’s not Islamic territory
    therefore, THE MOSLEMS MUST LEAVE INCLUDING THE TEMPLE MOUNT. Future havoc will be crucial for Islam’s physical
    future on this planet also might be for the Hebrews!

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