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Aquila

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A convert from Christianity to Judaism, who made a very literal translation (140 ce) into Greek from the Hebrew of the OT intended to replace the version of the LXX used by the Christians.

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Bel and the Dragon

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

Two stories attached to the Book of Daniel in some Greek MSS of the OT and hence included (as a single item) in the Apocrypha of the English Bible. They recount exploits of Daniel.

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Hexapla

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The edition of the OT produced by Origen, in which the Hebrew text, the Hebrew text transliterated into Greek characters, and the four Greek versions of Aquila, Symmachus, the Septuagint...

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Septuagint

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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...

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Symmachus

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Christianity.

(probably later 2nd cent.),

translator of the Greek version of the OT reproduced in the 4th column of Origen's Hexapla. He preferred a readable style and palatable rendering to...

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