11 Facts About Septuagint


Septuagint placed them in 72 chambers, each of them in a separate one, without revealing to them why they were summoned.

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Septuagint entered each one's room and said: "Write for me the Torah of Moshe, your teacher".

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The Septuagint formed the basis for the Slavonic, Syriac, Old Armenian, Old Georgian, and Coptic versions of the Christian Old Testament.

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Septuagint became synonymous with the Greek Old Testament, a Christian canon incorporating the books of the Hebrew canon with additional texts.

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The Septuagint order is evident in the earliest Christian Bibles, which were written during the fourth century.

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Manuscripts of the Septuagint have been found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, and were thought to have been in use among various Jewish sects at the time.

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Text of the Septuagint is generally close to that of the Masoretes and Vulgate.

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Orthodox Study Bible, published in early 2008, features a new translation of the Septuagint based on the Alfred Rahlfs' edition of the Greek text.

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Brenton's Septuagint, Restored Names Version has been published in two volumes.

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Holy Orthodox Bible by Peter A Papoutsis and The Old Testament According to the Seventy by Michael Asser are based on the Greek Septuagint text published by the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece.

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In 2012, Lexham Press published the Lexham English Septuagint, providing a literal, readable, and transparent English edition of the Septuagint for modern readers.

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