Letter of Aristeas

Current State of the OCP Text

The Greek text of Aristeas is presented here as it appears in H. St. J. Thackeray, "Appendix: The Letter of Aristeas," in H. B. Swete, An Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1914), 531-606. While newer critical editions are now available which are informed by several more manuscripts (see F. Calabi and A. Pelletier below), Thackeray's texts remains good enough that it was employed by R. J. H. Schutt as the basis of his translation in the OTP. Work on a full critical apparatus for the OCP edition has not yet begun.

Please note that this text has not yet been fully proofread. Use with caution until further notice.


Print Editions

For further bibliography, see DiTommaso, Bibliography, 239-58.

The text of Thackeray's edition of the Letter of Aristeas is in the public domain. Before using this or other OCP text for another purpose, please click on the "copyright and permissions" link below to read the policy on re-use and re-publication.