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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A portion of the Old Testament prepared by Origen in the 3d century, containing the Hebrew text and seven Greek versions of it, arranged in eight parallel columns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A polyglot book (especially a Bible) in eight parallel columns. The name is especially given to Origen's Hexapla with the addition of a fifth and a sixth version.


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