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Can anyone explain when certain books were added to the Septuagint? I know the Torah was the first group of books added but when were others added? Particularly psalms and Daniel? I have been trying to research this a bit and an having some difficulty finding answers.

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I don't think this has anything to do with the LXX (Septuagint). The LXX is simply a Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible. If I'm not mistaken, the Jewish Masoretic Text includes the same canon of books as the LXX, and that would include Psalms and Daniel.

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Well, from what I can tell, the Septuagint was written beginning around 200bce-- which makes it the older text.  In one of the other threads I have been participating in, there was some information regarding Daniel--and the dating of this book.  This led me to some apologetic sites that stated that the book of Daniel was in the Septuagint, so it had to have been written before 164bc, which is the common dating, and relates to the belief that it was written by someone in that time period. 

 

What I can gather from limited sources regarding the Septuagint itself, it appears that the first 5 books were the first to be translated into Greek, and then subsequent books followed, with the OT fully translated by 100bce or there abouts.  Then it looks liek there may have been many later alterations, etc to try to support certain bents--- such as christian beliefs.  However, my main intent to to try to determine when Daniel may have been translated and added to this group of texts officially.  Hopefully, it was after 164ad, so I can shut a few people up and assert that this wasnt predictive prophecy but, after the fact prophecy!  Any positive help will be much appreciated!

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