Definition of Septuagint

1. Noun. The oldest Greek version of the Old Testament; said to have been translated from the Hebrew by Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II.

Generic synonyms: Old Testament

Definition of Septuagint

1. n. A Greek version of the Old Testament; -- so called because it was believed to be the work of seventy (or rather of seventy-two) translators.

Definition of Septuagint

1. Proper noun. 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); abbreviated as LXX. The LXX is the untranslated standard version of the Old Testament for the Greek Orthodox Church, but not for the Western Church, which since Jerome, has adhered to the Masoretic text. In the original Greek New Testament, when Jesus quotes the Old Testament, he is made to quote the LXX, which tends to disagree with the Masoretic text. ¹

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Medical Definition of Septuagint

1. A Greek version of the Old Testament; so called because it was believed to be the work of seventy (or rather of seventy-two) translators. The causes which produced it [the Septuagint], the number and names of the translators, the times at which different portions were translated, are all uncertain. The only point in which all agree is that Alexandria was the birthplace of the version. On one other point there is a near agreement, namely, as to time, that the version was made, or at least commenced, in the time of the early Ptolemies, in the first half of the third century b.c. Septuagint chronology, the chronology founded upon the dates of the Septuagint, which makes 1500 years more from the creation to Abraham than the Hebrew Bible. Origin: From L. Septuaginta seventy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Septuagint

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1. Journal of Theological Studies (1905)
"The opinion of the relative value of the septuagint text, as compared with the Hebrew, has indeed been revolutionized even since the last great revision of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"With the exception of the septuagint, the original of all these translations was ... On the other hand, the septuagint in the form it had before Origen, ..."

3. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"I. Quotations agreeing verbatim with the septuagint, or only changing the person, ... Quotations agreeing vi'.h the septuagint in sense, but not in words. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Baethgen (op. cit., p. xli) explains that the septuagint understands Israel to ... "For the last day or the Feast of Tabernacles", in the septuagint of Ps. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Vulg., pro populo qui a sanctis longe foetus est, "for the folk that are afar from the sanctuary". Baethgen (op. cit., p. xli) explains that the septuagint ..."

6. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1801)
"The septuagint witness is by no means so necessary as the author represents. The Scriptures would not have been unintelligible, had neither the Masora nor ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"It is not, however, always easy to tell whether a septuagint addition is entirely due to the translator or belongs to the original text, which lay before ..."

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