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By Natalio Fernndez Marcos, Wilfred G. E. Watson

This article offers with the origins of the Septuagint, the 1st translation of the Hebrew Bible into Greek. It discusses its linguistic and cultural body and its relation to the hebrew textual content and to the Qumran records. It contains the early revisions and the Christian recensions in addition to different matters similar to the relation of the Septuagint to Hellenism, to the hot testomony and to early Christian literature.

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J . Kljjn, " I h c Lctter of AristeaX. B. H. Srricker, I)r Bn'ej wn Arislem. IIr trellmislirche cod&a)res d c parheleenre ,$ohdienilen, Amsterdam 1956. "" Howard, instead, mainiains that the letter is not propaganda writing against Hellenism, nor is it trying to makc one particular translation prevail over another, whethcr this is earlier than or contcmporqwith the letter. Instead, what it is trying to defend is the Judaism of the diaspora against thc attacks of Palestinian Judaism. "' Howcvcr it cannot be ignored that although these d%erences between the Hebrew- and Greek texts were very upsetting, there ncvcr was a real opposition betwecn the thcology of the diaspora and that of Palestine.

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Another matter is that the translators of books a lecture ,given at the Onmtnienlq in Lcipzig; lY21; sec A. Beiiv~en,Inlroduilion lie Old 7jrlarnen1, Coperrliageir 1952, 76. c texn: dc lit Sq,vanlc''; >I. ITarl el a / . 3 82. '"Ch. Kahin, "~l'hr 'Irirnsliition Pro~ess''~21; and J. ii&siirizun~cn sur I X X o'er Huiiiri Iinias, 13. " The cxtent of Semitic influcncc on the translation Greek is evident in the many transcriptions of propcr names and toponyms evcn in thc Pcntateuch, in thc many neologisms from thc institutions and the religious practices of Israel, in thc tendency to use in Greek a word simiiar in sound to thc Hebrew word, and in the many syntactic Sernitisms.

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