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Author Collins, Nina L.

Title The library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek / by Nina L. Collins
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 0083-5889 ; v. 82
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 82. 0083-5889
Contents Acknowledgements; I: An Overview of the Themes of this Book; II: The Date of the Translation of the Pentateuch into Greek; III: Demetrius of Phalerum was a Trusted Employee of Ptolemy II; IV: Demetrius of Phalerum, Librarian in the Library of Ptolemy I; V: Who Wanted a Translation of the Pentateuch into Greek?; Bibliography; Appendix; Index
Summary This work covers the translation of the Bible into Greek. Ancient evidence reveals that the earliest, written translation of the Bible in Greek was completed in Alexandria in 281 BCE, probably by 71 scholars, invited especially from Judaea by Ptolemy II
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-190) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Demetrius, of Phaleron, approximately 350 B.C.-
Alexandrian Library.
Bible. Old Testament. Greek -- Versions -- Septuagint
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417536586 (electronic bk.)
9004118667 (alk. paper)
9781417536580 (electronic bk.)
9789004118669 (alk. paper)