The Codex Sassoon’s 1,000-year journey.
The Hebrew of the Bible has many more ands than does modern English prose, a feature that’s surprisingly crucial to its literary power.
Why does an edition of the Hebrew Bible from 16th-century Antwerp open with the French inscription, “Hait on le mal”?
Beyond the distinctive insights offered by each respondent, the overall result is fascinating, not least because the four responses wind up unintentionally but profoundly disagreeing with one another.
Solomon’s confrontation with mortality.