Bridwell Library & Sotheby’s Invite You to View the Codex Sassoon



The Codex Sassoon, considered the earliest most complete Hebrew Bible known, will be on display at SMU’s Bridwell Library.  More than one thousand-years-old, it is one of the most important and influential works of global religious and cultural history.

At Bridwell Library, we are honored to welcome you to the SMU campus to view this most remarkable treasure. For more information on the Codex Sassoon, please visit Sotheby’s online.


Parking information can be found on the Codex Fest Parking Information webpage.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 18
9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19
9 a.m to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 20
Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, SMU campus
6005 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205 (32.8386316, -96.7848398)
  • Entry to the Codex Sassoon exhibit is free, but a ticket with a reserved time is required.
  • Present your printed or e-mailed virtual ticket at entry.
  • Only clear bags and small clutch purses are allowed in the exhibit. No large backpacks or purses are allowed.
  • Visitors will go through security screening and metal detectors before entering the exhibit. SMU is a no-carry campus. No firearms, knives or other weapons will be permitted in the library.
  • In order to accommodate all of our guests, plan on spending 10 minutes viewing the Codex Sassoon and other Bridwell exhibits.
  • The entrance to the Bridwell Library exhibit will be ADA accessible.
  • After viewing the exhibit, please join us for Codex Fest – lectures, music and other events and activities on the Perkins Theology campus. Food vendors will be available for a limited time each day.
For information on visiting SMU and Bridwell Library:
For information on Codex Sassoon and Sotheby’s:
Warmest regards and welcome to SMU!
Anthony J. Elia
Director of Bridwell Library
View Bridwell Library’s Publications: The Bridwell Quarterly & The Quill


Dallas Morning News, “A Hebrew Bible that’s over four times older than the U.S. is coming to Dallas

Dallas Express, “Rare, 1,100-Year-Old Bible Coming to SMU

4 thoughts on “Bridwell Library & Sotheby’s Invite You to View the Codex Sassoon

  1. I booked 3:00 Tuesday for 4 tickets to see the Codex Bible and haven’t received them. Could you check on this for me and have the tickets emailed to me?
    My Email is:
    My phone # is: 214-215-8353
    Thank-you, Jacquelyn Ryan Wynne
    SMU 1968 & 1970

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