Hexapla And Tetrapla


Origen is the first author in the to arrange a critical edition of the Old Testament. He organized in six columns the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, in Hebrew and Greek, and incorporated the translation of Aquila (a of the time of Hadrian), and the translation of Symmachus and the Septuagint.
According to , he later published another edition containing only four columns that is called the Tetrapla. This scientific work was used by many Fathers, among them the Blind in his commentaries on the Psalms, as well as of Caesarea and Jerome for his commentaries on the Psalms. It is regretful that only a fragment of this work has survived. A Syriac translation of the text of Paul, the Bishop of Tella, survives.