Aleppo Codex
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The Aleppo Codex is a bound manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, which is the most authoritative source representing the Tiberian biblical text and Masora. Soon after its completion it was called tāj Arabic for ‘crown’, and eventually came to be known in Hebrew as כתר ארם צובא keter ʾaram ṣoḇa ‘the Crown of Aram Zova’. According to the dedicatory inscription written at the end of the manuscript, the consonantal text was written by Shlomo ben Boyaʿa, while the vocalization, accents, and Masoretic notes were added by ראש המלמדים roš ham-melammedim ‘the most senior teacher’, Aharon ben Mosh…

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Ofer, Yosef, “Aleppo Codex”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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