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Hexapla (hĕkˈsəplə) [key] [Gr., = sixfold], polyglot edition of the Hebrew Bible prepared by Origen (c.185–c.255). It was mainly in six columns—a Hebrew text (probably the Masoretic), a Greek transliteration of it, and four Greek versions (those of Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion, and a revised version of the Septuagint). For certain sections of the Hebrew text, three further Greek versions were added. Some fragments survive. See Polyglot Bible.

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