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02-26-2014, 05:57 AM
could anyone please advise where to get the old greek bible (eg. Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion) ?

many thanks !!

02-26-2014, 03:26 PM
I don't know of any printed edition of those versions, and anything we have would likely have to be reconstructed and/or back-translated intro Greek. If only scribes had rightly copied Origen's Hexapla and people had preserved more than fragments of it.
So, for a list of Greek OT editions in which the variants are included to varying degrees, check the ones on this page: Greek Editions of the LXX (http://biblical-studies.ca/lxx/57-editions-lxx.html)
The Gottingensis is the 'official' and most thorough one, and Logos is digitizing it.
Do consult the Cambridge. Cambridge is online at Internet Archive HERE (http://archive.org/search.php?query=mclean%20septuagint%20AND%20media type%3Atexts).

That page doesn't mention Swete's edition which has a larger apparatus than the Rahlfs which is in BibleWorks. You can check the volumes HERE at Internet Archive (http://archive.org/search.php?query=henry%20barclay%20swete%20AND%20o ld%20testament%20in%20greek).

If you want to spend the time figuring out his system, Field's edition of Origen's Hexapla is at Internet Archive (http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Hexapla%22).

02-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Dear Mark, this is very helpful. Thanks a lot !! -Andley.