- Aristaeus of Marmora
Aristeas was an
AlexandrianJew who lived in the era of the later Ptolemies, approximately the second or third century BC.
He is remembered for his letter from
Aristasin which is described in legendary form the origin of the Greek translation of the Old Testamentknown 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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