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“Eusebius of Caesarea - Origen's work on the Text of the Old Testament, his Hexapla - original Greek Text with English translation”
From Historia Ecclesiastica, 6.16. Origen brought together several Greek translations of the Old testament, placing them alongside one another in columns.
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TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS
History of the Church
Andrew Louth ed.
Cameron and Hall
W. J. Ferrar
Eusebii Pamphili Evangelicae Praeparations, Tomus I (Greek Edition)
Notley and Safrai
Eusebius, Christianity and Judaism
Harold W. Attridge
Constantine and Eusebius
Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism
Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea,
Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria
1. So earnest and assiduous was Origen’s research into
the divine words that he learned the Hebrew language, and procured as his own
the original Hebrew Scriptures which were in the hands of the Jews. He
investigated also the works of other translators of the Sacred Scriptures
besides the Seventy. And in addition to the well-known translations of Aquila,
Symmachus, and Theodotion, he discovered certain others which had been concealed
from remote times,—in what out-of-the-way corners I know not,—and by his search
he brought them to light. Since he did not know the authors, he simply stated
that he had found this one in Nicopolis near Actium and that one in some other
place. In the Hexapla of the Psalms, after the four prominent translations, he
adds not only a fifth, but also a sixth and seventh. He states of one of these
that he found it in a jar in Jericho in the time of Antoninus, the son of
Severus. Having collected all of these, he divided them into sections, and
placed them opposite each other, with the Hebrew text itself. He thus left us
the copies of the so-called Hexapla. He arranged also separately an edition of
Aquila and Symmachus and Theodotion with the Septuagint, in the Tetrapla.
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Hebrew and Greek versions, translations of the Old Testament
Aquila, Symmachus, Theodotion
Migne Greek Text
Patrologiae Graecae Cursus Completus
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