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Bible Translations
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I. Translations into Ancient Languages – II. Christian Translations into European Languages since the Middle Ages– III. Translations into Non-European Languages in Modern Times

I. Translations into Ancient Languages

1. Translations of the Old Testament into Greek

a. The first written translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint (LXX), owes its name to the circumstance that the Letter of Aristeas refers to 72 elde…

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Dogniez, Cécile, Schulz-Flügel, Eva, Juckel, Andreas, Veltri, Giuseppe, Griffith, Sydney H., Beutel, Albrecht, Rasch, Christian Willm, Bryner, Erich, Robinson, Martin and Spindler, Marc, “Bible Translations”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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