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Re: orion translation central?

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997 12:47:51 EST, RGmyrken@aol.com writes:

>Jim West writes:
>> theory 1- the OT was originally composed in Greek during the Hasmonean
>> period by Hellenized folk seeking to legitimize their claim to the land
>> (land propoganda in the most positive sense of the term).
>Just a quick note, this theory is immediately falsified by the writings of
>Demetrius the Chronographer, who refers to Ptolemy IV (c. 221-204 BCE) and is
>usually dated to his reign.  His work refers extensively to Gen. and Exo.
>geneologies, and his book "On the Kings of Judea" appears to have extended his
>chronology through 1/2 Kings, etc.  His material draws on the LXX, which puts
>both the LXX and portions of the OT into the third century BCE.

   Ah... do we have ANY of his Hebrew sources or ANY of his Greek ones?

>Eupolemus (ca. 156 BCE) also drew heavily on the OT.

   In greek of course?

>Russell Gmirkin

Tom Simms