World’s Oldest, Most Complete Hebrew Bible Sold for $38.1M at Auction

New York Post

The oldest and most complete Hebrew Bible, described as “one of the most important and singular texts in human history,” has become the most valuable manuscript ever to be sold at an auction.

The Codex Sassoon is more than 1,000 years old, dating from the late 9th or early 10th century, and sold for $38.1 million at Sotheby’s in New York on Wednesday.

The Codex Sassoon was bought by US lawyer and former ambassador Alfred Moses for the ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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