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7.3 Septuagint
(8,156 words)

Part of 7 Jeremiah

7.3.1 General Background

7.3.1.1 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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