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Aquila, of Pontus

LC control no.n 96116126
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Personal name headingAquila, of Pontus
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Variant(s)Akilas, active 2nd century
Aquila, Ponticus, active 2nd century
Ponticus, Aquila, active 2nd century
Aquila, of Sinope, active 2nd century
Associated countryPontus
LocatedSinop (Turkey)
Field of activityBible--Translating
Translating and interpreting
Profession or occupationTranslators
Found inLC database, December 3, 1996 (hdg.: Aquila, of Pontus; usage: Aquila)
New Catholic encyclopedia: volume 2, page 429 (under Bible, IV (Texts and versions): Aquila; Jewish proselyte from Pontus, reviser of the Septuagint Greek Old Testament, said to have flourished under the Emperor Hadrian; his work would thus have reached its final form in the years 132 to 135; he is known to Talmudic tradition as Onkelos; Aquila's version was included by Origen in his Hexapla)
Encyclopedia Britannica (Aquila; also called Akilas; flourished 2nd century)
Encyclopedia Americana (Aquila of Pontus, known as Aquila Ponticus; 2nd century convert to Christianity; known for a translation of the Old Testament into Greek)
Wikipedia, viewed November 21, 2019 (Aquila of Sinope; Aquila; he was from Sinope (modern-day Sinop, in Turkey); Aquila Ponticus; translator of the Old Testament into Greek, a proselyte, and disciple of Rabbi Akiva; opinions differ on whether he was the same person as Onkelos, who composed the leading Aramaic translation of the Pentateuch)
Barthelemy, Dominique. Les devanciers d'Aquila, 1963: title page (Aquila) page ix (Origen, in his Hexapla, juxtaposed the Septuagint with versions attributed to Aquila, Symmachus, and Theodotion) page 15 (le prosélyte Aquila)
Associated languageheb grc