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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A collection of the Holy Scriptures in six languages or six versions in parallel columns; particularly, the edition of the Old Testament published by Origen, in the 3d century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An edition of the Bible in six versions.

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Examples

  • The loss of Origen's hexapla is very much to be regretted.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • "In six columns (hence hexapla), word by word or phrase by phrase down the page, he set forth (1) the Hebrew, (2) a transliteration of the Hebrew into Greek, the independent translations of (3) Aquila and (4) Symmachus, (5) the LXX, and (6) the translation by Theodotion" (Encyclopedia of Early Christianity 525).

    languagehat.com: MULTILINGUAL BIBLE.

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  • The Psalterium romanum, published by St Jerome in 383, was to be supplanted almost entirely by the Psalterium gallicanum , a second version made by St. Jerome with the aid of the HEXAPLA in 392, when he was at Bethlehem .

    February 27, 2010