"the most literal form imaginable...attempted to reproduce the Hebrew text
word for word in Greek without regard to Greek grammar or syntax...although
stylistically a barbarous Greek translation and largely unintelligible
apart from the Hebrew..., nevertheless enjoyed great popularity and
longevity among the Jews of the Dispersion" (ISBE, rev., 4:404).
Gen. 1:1, from Aquila's transl." "In heading founded God with the heaven
and with the earth."
Rodney J. Decker, Asst. Prof./NT Baptist Bible Seminary
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