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10.3.1 Septuagint
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Part of 10 Psalms - 10.3 Primary Translations Background

Precisely when Psalms was translated into Greek is unknown, though borrowed translation equivalents and literary allusions confirm the traditional view that it postdates the Pentateuch.1 Swete dated the translation to “the second half of the second century” b.c.e. at the latest.2 To posit a singl…

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Smith, Jannes, “10.3.1 Septuagint”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0010030100>
First published online: 2020

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