Religion: A Bible No Longer So Greek

Jewish scholars complete a historic translation

In Alexandria 2,200 years ago, a group of 70 Jewish scholars translated the Bible from Hebrew into Greek. Their great work became known to history as the Septuagint, from the Latin word for 70. For adherents of traditional Judaism in later centuries, however, the only true Bible was the Hebrew version. What translations there were lacked official standing; most were turned out by individual translators rather than broadly based committees of scholars.

Now, for the first time since the Septuagint, there is a generally, recognized Jewish committee translation...

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