Aquila Ponticus

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Aquila Ponticus

(ăk`wĭlə, əkwĭl`ə pŏn`tĭkəs), 2d cent., Jewish translator of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Greek. The characteristic feature of Aquila's version was its extremely literal rendering of the Hebrew. No complete specimen exists. Aquila is said to have been a convert from Christianity and a disciple of Akiba ben Joseph.
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Her argument is further developed in the second chapter, where she examines the fascinating figure of Aquila of Sinope, the second-century Jewish convert whose word-for-word rending of the Bible earned him the reputation as one of history's worst translators.