August 13th, 2013
[sep-too''-uh-jint] (Latin septuaginta,“seventy”)
Commonly, “LXX.” The Greek translation of the Old Testament produced around 200B.C. for the Hellenized Jews. By the New Testament times, the LXX was in common use. While the quality of the translation varies depending on the book, it serves as a valuable witness to the text of the Old Testament. The earliest complete extant version of the LXX dates to the 4th century.