The Library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek, Volume 82

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BRILL, 2000 - 214 pagine
Ancient evidence reveals that the earliest, written translation of the Bible in Greek was completed in Alexandria in 281 BCE, probably by seventy-one scholars, invited especially from Judaea by Ptolemy II. The work was organised by Demetrius of Phalerum, the trusted librarian of Ptolemy II, and the translation was made despite Jewish opposition and the project's high cost. Ptolemy wanted the translation to increase his famous library, to attract scholars to Alexandria and to start his reign with an impressive event. The date of the translation, early in the reign of Ptolemy II, shows that the library was built by Ptolemy Lagus, and that Demetrius of Phalerum was first placed in charge.

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The Date of the Translation of the Pentateuch
Demetrius of Phalerum was a Trusted Employee
Demetrius of Phalerum Librarian in the Library
Who Wanted a Translation of the Pentateuch

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Informazioni sull'autore (2000)

Nina L. Collins, Ph.D. (1989) in Hellenistic history, University of Leeds, lectures in the Department of Theology and the Language Centre at Leeds. She has published on Hellenistic history and on the texts of the Hebrew and Greek Bibles.

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