The septuagint is a translation of the hebrew bible and some related texts into koine greek as the primary greek translation of the old testament it is also called the greek old testament this translation is quoted in the new testament particularly by paul and also by the greek church fathers the title and its roman numeral acronym lxx refer to legendary seventy jewish scholars who solely translated the five books of moses as early as the late 2nd century bc. The earliest version of the old testament scriptures which is extant or of which we possess any certain knowledge is the translation executed at alexandria in the third century before the christian era this version has been so habitually known by the name of the septuagint that the attempt of some learned men in modern times to introduce the designation of the alexandrian version as more correct has been far from successful. Translate the greek old testament septuagint lxx online texts the septuagint stands as one of the great historical wonders of the world it was the worlds first major work of translation the history and stories behind the septuagint are shrouded with intrigue and mystery it also has held general prominence over any other version of the old testament for over 500 years the septuagint not the hebrew bible was the old testament for the writers of the new testament as well as the . The septuagint is the old testament as used by the apostles and all the ancient church elpenors bilingual greek english old testament english translation by lcl brenton
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