1633 1ed Septuagint BIBLE English John Donne Aristeas Library of Alexandria RARE

DONE, John

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History of the Septuagint’ is a fascinating and important treatise on the history of the Holy Land from the perspective of a 2nd-century author, Aristeas. Aristeas focuses mainly on diplomacy and correspondence of the Egyptian king Ptolemy II with the Temple in Jerusalem in hopes of having the Hebrew works in his library translated into Greek (thus, the development of the Septuagint). This work also details the geography and topography of Jerusalem, Egyptian court life, and voyages to and from Alexandria. Curiously, this work is also known to be the first mention of the Library of Alexandria.

 

This 1633 first English edition was completed by English poet John Donne,

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1633 1ed Septuagint BIBLE English John Donne Aristeas Library of Alexandria RARE

 

History of the Septuagint’ is a fascinating and important treatise on the history of the Holy Land from the perspective of a 2nd-century author, Aristeas. Aristeas focuses mainly on diplomacy and correspondence of the Egyptian king Ptolemy II with the Temple in Jerusalem in hopes of having the Hebrew works in his library translated into Greek (thus, the development of the Septuagint). This work also details the geography and topography of Jerusalem, Egyptian court life, and voyages to and from Alexandria. Curiously, this work is also known to be the first mention of the Library of Alexandria.

 

This 1633 first English edition was completed by English poet John Donne,

 

Item number: #12978

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DONE, John

 

The auncient history of the septuagint. VVritten in Greeke, by Aristeus 1900. Yeares since. Of his voyage to Hireusalem, as ambassador from Ptolomeus Philadelphus, vnto Eleazer then pontiffe of the Iewes. Concerning the first translation of the Holy Bible, by the 72. interpreters. With many other remarkable circumstances. Newly done into English by I. Done

 

London : Printed by N. Okes, 1633. First English Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [14], 80, 89-184, 189-219
    • Pagination errors expected
  • References: ESTC S 122439
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

 

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12978

Categories

Religion

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

DONE, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete