Definition of Septuagint in English:

Septuagint

Line breaks: Sep¦tua|gint
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛptjʊədʒɪnt
 
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noun

  • 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 Churches.
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    • The three-fold division of the Hebrew Bible is abandoned in the Septuagint.
    • The tradition of biblical translation being coloured by evangelical interests goes back to the time of the Septuagint.
    • Early Christians, including Paul, used Greek translations, the Septuagint, rather than Hebrew texts of Old Testament books.

Origin

mid 16th century (originally denoting the translators themselves): from Latin septuaginta 'seventy', because of the tradition that it was produced, under divine inspiration, by seventy-two translators working independently.

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