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Codex Leningradensis
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The oldest complete manuscript of the Old Testament. Also known as the Leningrad Codex.The Leningrad Codex is housed in the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg and catalogued as “Firkovich B 19 A” (Beck, “Introduction,” ix). It was copied by Shemu’el ben-Ya’aqob at Cairo in ad 1009, based on the vocalization and Masoretic notes by Aharon Ben-Moshe Ben-Asher (Lebedev, “Oldest Complete Codex,” xxii, xxv). Based on the location of its copying, it is also called the Cairo Codex.
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Codex Leningradensis
Codex Leningradensis The oldest complete manuscript of the Old Testament. Also known as the Leningrad Codex.The Leningrad Codex is housed in the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg and catalogued as “Firkovich B 19 A” (Beck, “Introduction,” ix). It was copied by Shemu’el ben-Ya’aqob at Cairo
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
L
L1. A designation for material found only in the Gospel of Luke that cannot be accounted for by Luke’s probable dependence on Mark or on Q, the non-Markan common source of Matthew and Luke.2. The symbol designating Codex Leningradensis B 19ă, which provides the basic text for modern editions of the
Leningrad Codex
Leningrad CodexCodex Leningradensis (L), the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible extant. It was copied ca. 1008/1009 c.e. by the scribe Shemuʾel ben Yaʿaqob in Cairo, following the authoritative manuscripts of Aharon ben-Moshe ben-Asher of Tiberias. The earliest complete Hebrew Bible containing
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LENINGRAD CODEX
LENINGRAD CODEX. The oldest extant complete manuscript of the Hebrew Scripture, containing the Masoretic text, notes, and some artwork. As a “codex,” it is in the form of a book (rather than a collection of scrolls). The colophon of the codex reports that it was copied in Cairo from manuscripts written