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Swete Septuagint


This recension of the Greek Septuagint (LXX) by Henry Barclay Swete is our primary source text for the Jewish Books (Old Testament) in our translation. The Greek Septuagint is a Koine (Ancient Greek) translation produced between the 3rd and 1st centuries BC. It later suffered some ‘correction’ in the 3rd century AD by Origen. While the Greek text does have some silly (easily fixed) errors, we are convinced that it is like a lifeboat, preserving the Biblical text from corruptions that occured to the Hebrew text. Learn more.

— Swete Septuagint (Interlinear) —

a Considered inspired by the Catholic Church.

b Considered inspired by the Eastern Orthodox Church.

c Considered inspired by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

d Not considered inspired by any large denomination; traditionally included in the Septuagint for its usefulness and/or historical importance.

e Universally considered to be an inspired book, but the Septuagint’s version contains extra parts not regarded as inspired by Protestant denominations.