Poems of the Week


by Nora Jay

“The Codex Sassoon, as it’s known, is being billed by Sotheby’s as the earliest example of a nearly complete codex
containing all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible. (It is missing about five leaves, including the first 10 chapters of Genesis.)
Set to be auctioned in May, the book carries an estimate of $30 million to $50 million, which could make it the most expensive
book or historical document ever sold.”
The New York Times

The bidding’s past the reach of scholars
(Though they would be in Heaven):
It starts at 30 million dollars,
And the text at Chapter 11.