According to the legend of the origin of the Septuagint, which is based on the so-called Letter of Aristeas  ([12. 20-37; 15. 677-687; 13]), king Ptolemy  II Philadelphus had the Pentateuch translated into Greek for his library by 70 (or 72; 70 = ἑβδομήκοντα/hebdomḗkonta, Latin septuaginta interpretes, hence the name S./LXX) scholars over a period of 70 (or 72) days. The name then came to refer to the Greek translation of the entire Hebrew Bible including the Apocrypha (Apocrypha…
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