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The library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek / by Nina L. Collins.

Collins, Nina L. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament. Greek > Versions > Septuagint.
Demetrius, of Phaleron, approximately 350 B.C.-
Alexandrian Library.
Démétrios, de Phalère, approximately 350-approximately 283 av. J.C.
Bibliothèque d'Alexandrie.
Bible. A.T. Grec > Versions > Septante.
Alexandrian Library.
Bible. Old Testament.
Bibel Altes Testament Septuaginta
Alexandria / Alexandrinische Bibliothek.
Ad Philocratem.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1417536586
  • ISBN: 9781417536580
  • ISBN: 9004118667
  • ISBN: 9789004118669
  • ISBN: 9047400550
  • ISBN: 9789047400554
  • ISBN: 9786610464401
  • ISBN: 6610464405
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (214 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-190) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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