Syro-hexaplar version

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The Syro-Hexaplaric version (also Syro-Hexapla) is the Syriac translation of the Septuagint based on the fifth column of Origen's Hexapla. The translation was made by Paul, bishop of Tella, around 617.

This version is important for the study of the Septuagint, for it often includes the symbols Origen used to mark the differences he observed between the Septuagint text and the Hebrew text. Since many later copies of the Septuagint dropped Origen's symbols, the Syro-Hexapla is one of the primary ways that textual critics can identify hexaplaric material in the Septuagint.

Being a direct version from the Greek into Syriac, it should be distinguished from the Peshitta, which is a Syriac translation directly from the Hebrew.

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