Oldest Hebrew Bible to go up for auction
Sotheby’s is auctioning off the oldest and most complete Hebrew Bible ever discovered.
The Codex Sassoon was written in the late ninth to early tenth century.
Composed of 24 books, the Hebrew Bible makes the up the foundation for Judaism as well as Christianity, in which these texts are referred to as the Old Testament.
Sotheby’s senior consultant, Sharon Liberman Mintz said the condition of the book is astounding.
Coming to auction for the first time in more than 30 years, the book is expected to fetch between $30 million and $50 million. The auction will be May 16.
Liberman Mintz said the Codex Sassoon is most valuable printed manuscript or historical document by estimate ever offered at auction.