Ancient Hebrew Bible ‘Codex Sassoon’ auctions for $38 million | USA TODAY

The Codex Sassoon, a leather-bound, handwritten, 792-page parchment volume contains a nearly complete Hebrew Bible.

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The "Codex Sassoon," an ancient Hebrew Bible written in the late 9th or early 10th century, was purchased Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York City for $38.1 million.

For the record: The price for "The Good Book" includes the auction house's fee.

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