[b-hebrew] Author of the Torah

Heard, Christopher Christopher.Heard at pepperdine.edu
Fri Jul 29 17:39:28 EDT 2005


Oops, no. Brain hiccup. Please substitute "285 BCE"--I am thinking of  
the tradition that the LXX project was begun while Judea was under  
Ptolemaic rule--and adjust other dates accordingly.

On Jul 29, 2005, at 2:00 PM, Peter Kirk wrote:

> On 29/07/2005 20:58, Heard, Christopher wrote:
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>> ...
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>> In any event, if the LXX project was indeed begun c. 385 BCE, ...
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> This date seems very improbably early, some time before Alexander's  
> invasion which led to Greek becoming widely spoken in Egypt and the  
> Levant. Did you really mean this date? Of so, do you have any  
> evidence for it?
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