Aristaeus of Marmora

Aristaeus of Marmora

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

He is remembered for his letter from Aristas in which is described in legendary form the origin of the Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint. Although the account is in no way authentic, it does present some useful insights on Egyptian and Palestinian affairs of the period.

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