Septuagint / LXX Jeremiah

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Date: 1st Century B.C.E.

Textual questions dominate the Septuagint translation of Jeremiah. The LXX is 2,700 words shorter than the Masoretic text; The Dead Sea Scrolls also confirm the existence of a shorter Hebrew text-form which presumably served as the translator's model. This hypothesis now seems more likely than the main alternative one, that the translator(s) deliberately abbreviated a longer Hebrew text similar to the Masoretic text.