- an edition of a book, especially the Old Testament, containing six versions or texts in parallel columns, especially the edition compiled by Origen.
Origin of hexapla
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The "Hexapla" is a treasury of the most condensed criticism.
These parallel texts were known by the name of the Hexapla (sixfold).History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
We have said sufficient to show how the idea of the "Hexapla" arose in his mind.
The Hexapla, as may be easily supposed, was a gigantic work.
All that remains of it to us is contained in the fragments of Origen's Hexapla.Companion to the Bible
E. P. Barrows
- an edition of the Old Testament compiled by Origen, containing six versions of the text
C17: from Greek hexaploos sixfold
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