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Septuagint: Quiz


Question 1: As stated in the Tractate Megillah of the Babylonian Talmud (pages 9a-9b), and later narrated by ________, 72 Jewish translators were used to complete the translation while kept in separate chambers.
PhiloAlexander the AlabarchMarcus Julius AlexanderLysimachus (brother of Philo)

Question 2: The Septuagint was held in great respect in ancient times; Philo and ________ (associated with Hellenistic Judaism) ascribed divine inspiration to its authors.
First Jewish–Roman WarJosephusJesusHerod the Great

Question 3: The Septuagint derives its name from ________ Interpretatio septuaginta virorum, (Greek: ἡ μετάφρασις τῶν ἑβδομήκοντα, hē metáphrasis tōn hebdomēkonta), "translation of the seventy interpreters".
Vulgar LatinOld LatinLatinRoman Empire

Question 4: There is at least one highly unreliable nearly complete text of the LXX, ________.
Codex AlexandrinusCodex VaticanusCodex SinaiticusTextual variants in the New Testament

Question 5: Comparison of names in the LXX and Hebrew Bible (________)
Office Open XMLPortable Document FormatHTMLOpenDocument

Question 6: The Septuagint LXX: Greek and English partial version of Brenton's edition, ________ text and PNG images.
Wiki softwareCollaborative softwareBlogWiki

Question 7: It is not known what principles were used to determine the contents of the Septuagint beyond the "Law and the Prophets", a phrase used several times in the ________.
Biblical canonGospelJesusNew Testament

Question 8: Starting approximately in the 2nd century AD (see also ________), several factors led most Jews to abandon use of the LXX.
Development of the Jewish Bible canonBibleBiblical canonCouncil of Jamnia

Question 9: ________—who were largely unfamiliar with Hebrew texts, and were thus only made aware of the differences through the newer Greek versions—tended to dismiss the differences as a product of uninspired translation of the Hebrew in these new versions.
East–West SchismCrusadesBiblical canonEarly Christianity

Question 10: ________ — some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are witnesses to the LXX text.
Copper ScrollTanakh at QumranTemple ScrollPesher


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