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The Legend of the Septuagint: From Classical Antiquity to Today

@inproceedings{Wasserstein2006TheLO,
  title={The Legend of the Septuagint: From Classical Antiquity to Today},
  author={Abraham Wasserstein and David J. Wasserstein},
  year={2006}
}
Introduction 1. The Letter of Aristeas 2. The Hellenistic Jewish Tradition 3. The Rabbis and the Greek Bible 4. The Ptolemaic Changes 5. The Church Fathers and the translation of the Septuagint 6. Among the Christians in the Orient 7. The Muslims and the Septuagint 8. Yosippon and the story of the Seventy 9. Karaites, Samaritans and Rabbinite Jews in the Middle Ages 10. The Septuagint in the Renaissance and the Modern World Conclusion Appendix Bibliography and Sources Index. 

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