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A very literal second-century Greek translation of the Old Testament that was preserved in the third column of Origen’s Hexapla.
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AQUILA’S VERSION. Aquila was a Jewish translator active in the first quarter of the 2d century c.e. His Greek version of the OT was preserved by Origen in the third column of his Hexapla (compiled during the second quarter of the 3d century). According to tradition, Aquila, born a pagan, converted to
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aquila (Gk. Akýlas)1. The husband of Priscilla/Prisca and associate of Paul. A native of Pontus, but later a resident of Rome, Aquila met Paul in Corinth after he, Priscilla, and other Jews had been expelled from Rome by Claudius (Acts 18:2–3). Many scholars associate this expulsion with Suetonius’
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Aquila, Version of
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
AQUILA (Ἀκύλας), the author of a translation of the Old Testament into Greek, which was held in much esteem by the Jews and was reproduced by Origen in the third column of the Hexapla, seems to have belonged to the earlier half of the 2nd century. Little is known regarding his personal history beyond
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aquila’s Version ak′wi-luh, uh-kwi′luh (Ἀκύλας, “eagle”). This Greek translation of the OT is known from quotations in Jewish and Christian writings. Fragmentary remains can also be found as marginal notes in some mss of the Septuagint, and a few continuous texts have come to light in palimpsests and
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Aquila, Translation Of
AQUILA, TRANSLATION OFAquila, a Jewish proselyte who lived in the early second century, made a Greek translation of the Old Testament. Thereafter, the Jews used it in preference to the Septuagint, which had become the Old Testament of the Christians.It is not as some allege, … “Behold, a young woman
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AQUILA’S VERSION. One of three Jewish revisions of the LXX. Aquila’s revision, known only in fragmentary form, follows the Hebrew text very closely. Aquila even reproduces Hebrew syntax in his translation—often resulting in atrocious Greek. The discovery of a Greek text of the Twelve Prophets at Nahal