The English hexapla: exhibiting the six important English translations of the New Testament Scriptures, Wiclif, , Tyndale. : The English Hexapla (): Greyden Press, C. Bagster: Books. The English Hexapla exhibiting the Six Important English Translations of the New Testament Scriptures. [with:] Original Greek Text after Scholz with Various.

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CruzelOrigen never tried to “determine” his theological thought and was completely dependent on the biblical text, which he followed in his comments step by step, so his own theology was a matter of exegesis. Search Advanced Search Search Tips. I am an English medievalist who searched for over five years trying to find I do not know from which unknown places, where they lay long ago, he extracted them into the light of God.

The order of the columns does not correspond to the chronology of their creation.

This caused a discussion in its time about whether these were separate works. This version of the Septuagint was widely spread in Palestine.

Taylor suggested that initially the text on the sheet was rewritten in 40 lines 33 preservedand on each of them the Greek equivalents of the corresponding Hebrew words were accurately placed. Der Text des Alten Testaments. It was an immense and complex word-for-word comparison of the original Hebrew Scriptures with the Greek Septuagint translation and with other Egnlish translations.

The edition of William Tyndale’s translation is one revised and published by Tyndale himself inprovided by the Baptist College in Bristol. This wonderful resource of textual comparison is something no Christian’s library should be without.


The term “hexapla” signifies ” six-fold ” or ” six-columned “, and describes the arrangement of the six English versions underneath the Greek text in the book. Click here to download.

Click here for more information on the Puritan Hard Drive. The Greek text has been placed in the upper part of each page, for the purpose of facilitating the comparison of the versions with the Original, so desirable when they vary in rendering any passage,” states “The Plan of the English Hexapla” The purpose of compiling the Hexapla is disputed.

The text had at least three layers: Each left-hand page shows: Schaffwho, however, attributed Origen the goals of the Septuagint apology, which should be cleared of the distortions of copyists and protected from accusations of inaccuracy. Dates for each version used are as follows: Accordingly, the text of the Authorised version in the English Hexapla will show some changes in spelling, punctuation and typesetting, with a very few changes of words, over the “modern” editions of the Authorised versions now available.

InCharles Taylor published a severely damaged fragment of a palimpsestoriginating from the Cairo Geniza.

English Hexapla

Of special interest may be the Geneva version from a copy of the first editionas both Geneva Bible’s presently in print contain later versions and of this text.

The edition of Wiclif’s translation is based on a manuscript belonging to the then late Duke of Sussex. A number of sources say that for the Psalter there were two or three versions of the translation, as for some prophetic books. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Mark and LukeVol. According to Eusebius of Caesareathe Hexapla contained three more translations of the Greek Psalms Quinta, Sexta and Septimawhich, however, have not been preserved for a total of 9 columns, so-called.


Origen could begin work on the comparison of Greek translations even hwxapla Alexandria even with the Greek vowel of the Hebrew text and added the first – a Jewish – column, already in Palestine and becoming close to the local Jewish and Judeo-Christian enlgish.

Apparently, it was a very voluminous and expensive manuscript. It should also be noted that the notes to the Geneva Bible are not included in the English Hexapla, just the text.

English Hexapla

The original work, which is said to have had about pages parchment sheets in 15 volumes and which probably only ever existed in a single complete copy, seems to have been stored in the library of the bishops of Caesarea for some centuries, but it was destroyed during the Muslim invasion of hexaplx year at the latest.

When the conquest of Caesarea by the Arabs in orthe work of Origen probably was lost. This is all preceded by a detailed and annotated page historical account of the Hexaplz translations.