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7.3 Septuagint
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Part of 7 Jeremiah

7.3.1 General Background Origin and Time

The Letter of Aristeas claims that the Torah was translated from Hebrew to Greek in Alexandria in the third century b.c.e. Likewise, lxx-Jer seems to have originated in Egypt, as suggested by the many adaptations to the Alexandrian Ptolemaic milieu.1 The probable date is the…

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Georg Fischer, “7.3 Septuagint”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0007030000>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20161101

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