Welcome to Septuagint.Bible. The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and used by the early Church. The Septuagint is also called the translation of the seventy because tradition states that the Septuagint was translated by seventy. In academia, the Septuagint is often abbreviated as LXX (the Roman numberal for seventy) in honor of this tradition.
This site is a joint project between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Hellenic Bible Society. The aim of Septuagint.Bible is to:
- Make available the living Septuagint text as it is used in the public worship and private devotion in the Orthodox Christian Church worldwide.
- Promote easy accessibility to the Septuatint
- Publish a properly edited edition of the Septagint for use in the Divine Service of the Orthodox Church
An important part of this effort entails the ongoing efforts of the Hellenic Bible Society to produce a properly corrected text that addresses many of the errant mistakes made through various editions over the years. This site will serve as an official clearinghouse of that Septuagint text. The Hellenic Bible Society, under the leadership of Dr. Michalis Chatzigiannis, has just published the definitive edition of the Septuagint book of Psalms.
Until such time as definitively edited texts are available, we will be providing the generally available text of the Septuagint.