Septuagint

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin Septuaginta (Septuagint), which is an ellipsis from earlier descriptional names like Septuaginta translatio or Septuaginta interpretes, originating in the popular belief (now considered fictitious) that the Hebrew Law was translated to Greek by septuāgintā (seventy) reputed scholars.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛptjuːəˌdʒɪnt/, /ˈsɛptuːəˌdʒɪnt/, /ˌsɛpˈtuːədʒɪnt/, /ˈsɛptʃuːəˌdʒɪnt/

Proper nounEdit

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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