Siddhesh Joshi

Aristeas of Marmora

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Name  Aristeas Marmora

Aristeas (Greek: Ἀριστέας) was an Alexandrian Jew who lived in the era of the later Ptolemies, approximately the second or third century BC.

He is remembered for the Letter of Aristeas in which he described the origin of the Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint. Although the account is viewed with suspicion, it does present some useful insights on Egyptian and Palestinian affairs of the period.

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