Section 10. Polyglot Bibles

90. Origen’s Hexapla fragment from Old Cairo genizah

Face: Psalm 21:16-19, 20-25; back: Psalm 21:26-29. 7th c AD. Facsimile. The original Taylor-Schechter collection 12.182, Cambridge, the United Kingdom

Origen has written a large treatise titled ‘Hexapla’. In it he compared the different variants of the Old Testament Greek text with the Hebrew Bible text. Only several fragments of the treatise survived, including the one represented here which was found in a storeroom of the medieval Cairo genizah.