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According to the traditional view, Theodotion was a reviser of the original translation of the Jewish Scriptures from Hebrew-Aramaic into Greek known as the Septuagint. From the testimony of Irenaeus of Lyon, he was a Jewish proselyte from Ephesus (Iren. Haer. 3.21.1); D. Barthélemy identifies him with Jonathan ben  ͑҅Uziel, author of Targum Jonathan (Barthélemy, 1963, …

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Gentry, Peter J., “Theodotion”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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