The Masorah is the name given for the precise Hebrew text of Tanach (Bible) that has been preserved; the famous Aleppo Codex is one of these texts, dating from the 10th century. But how is its accuracy preserved?
Fast forward to the 21st century, and we’ll learn how Modern Information Theory – a mathematical method that ensures reliable transmission of long messages – can come together with an ancient text to provide fascinating insights and understandings.
When a mathematician and a bible scholar get together, amazing things happen. Join The Academy in a discussion with mathematician Professor Alex Lubotzky of Hebrew University and Yosef Ofer, professor of Tanach and Linguistics at Bar Ilan University, as they blow our minds with their collaboration of Masorah and Modern Information Theory!