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Septuagint (sĕp´tyōōəjĬnt) [Lat.,=70], oldest extant Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible made by Hellenistic Jews, possibly from Alexandria, c.250 BC Legend, according to the fictional letter of Aristeas, records that it was done in 72 days by 72 translators for Ptolemy Philadelphus, which accounts for the name. The Greek form was later improved and altered to include the books of the Apocrypha and some of the pseudepigrapha. It was the version used by Hellenistic Jews and the Greek-speaking Christians, including St. Paul; it is still used in the Greek Church. The Septuagint is of importance to critics because it is translated from texts now lost. No copy of the original translation exists; textual difficulties abound. The symbol for the Septuagint is LXX.

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Septuagint a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament), including the Apocrypha, made for Greek-speaking Jews in Egypt in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc and adopted by the early Christian Churches.

The name is recorded from the mid 16th century (originally denoting the translators themselves), from Latin septuaginta ‘seventy’, because of the tradition that it was produced, under divine inspiration, by seventy-two translators working independently.

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Septuagint Earliest surviving Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament), made for the Greek-speaking Jewish community in Egypt in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc. It contains the entire Jewish canon plus the Apocrypha. It divides into four sections: the law, history, poetry, and prophets. It is still used by the Greek Orthodox Church.

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Sep·tu·a·gint / ˈsepchoōəˌjint/ n. a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament), including the Apocrypha, made for Greek-speaking Jews in Egypt in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc and adopted by the early Christian Churches.

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Septuagint (often written LXX, the Latin numerals). The early Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures inherited by the Christian Church. It is so-called because it was supposed to have been translated by seventy scholars (according to the Letter of Aristeas, it was 72).

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Septuagint

a group of seventy, 1864.

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