When Alexander conquered the Persians, Greek became the language of the empire. As more people became Greek-speaking it was necessary to translate the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek. The standard Greek translation is known as the Septuagint (from a tradition that it was made by 70 scholars in 70 days) thus the abbreviation LXX. It is a valuable witness to the text of the OT alongside the Hebrew (MT), and was often quoted by the (Greek speaking) authors of the NT.
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