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Aristeas

ARISTEAS ăr’ ĭs te’ əs (̓Αριστέας). The title given to a document purporting to be an eyewitness account of the circumstances which led up to the tr. of the Jewish Scriptures into Gr. (i.e. the origin of the LXX) by an officer of the court of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246 b.c.).