septuagint

Part of speech: noun

An old Greek version of the Old Testament.

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Usage examples "septuagint":

  1. Little importance, however, can be attached to the order of the books in the Septuagint; because the work was done at different times by different persons. - "The Canon of the Bible", Samuel Davidson.
  2. This translation was made about 286 B. C., according to Jewish tradition, and is known as the Septuagint version. - "Studies in Old Testament History", Jesse L. Hurlbut.
  3. He immediately ordered the printing of the Septuagint copy of the Bible in the royal collection. - "The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650)", John Dury.