Meaning of Septuagint

Sep•tu•a•gint

Pronunciation: (sep't-u-jint", -ty-, sep'ch-), [key]
— n.
  1. the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament, traditionally said to have been translated by 70 or 72 Jewish scholars at the request of Ptolemy II: most scholars believe that only the Pentateuch was completed in the early part of the 3rd centuryb.c.and that the remaining books were translated in the next two centuries.
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