Septuagint

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin septuāgintā (the seventy), for the reputed 70 scholars who did the work.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛp.t(j)uː.əˌdʒɪnt/, /ˌsɛpˈtuː.ə.dʒɪnt/, /ˈsɛp.tʃuː.əˌdʒɪnt/

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Septuagint

  1. An ancient translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek, undertaken by Jews resident in Alexandria for the benefit of Jews who had forgotten their Hebrew (well before the birth of Jesus).

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