Genesis 1:1

Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἐποίησεν ὁ Θεὸς τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν.

In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth.

Hebrew Masoretic Text
בראשׁית ברא אלהים את השׁמים ואת הארץ׃


Other Greek Versions

Gen 1:1 [Aquila of Sinope (130 AD)]
Ἐν κεφαλαίῳ ἔκτισεν ὁ Θεὸς σὺν τὸν οὐρανὸν (καὶ) σὺν τὴν γῆν.
In principal God created the heaven and the earth.

* σὺν is literal translation of אֵת that should not be translated in English.

Gen 1:1 [Symmachus (2nd century)]
Ἐν ἀρχῇ…
In the beginning…

Gen 1:1 [Theodotion (150 AD)]
Ἐν ἀρχῇ…
In the beginning…


Septuagint Manuscripts

Gen 1:1 [Codex Alexandrinus (A) (5th century)]1c1
Ἐν ἀρχῆ ἐποίησεν ὁ ΘC τὸν οὐρανὸν και τὴν γῆν


Critical Apparatus :

Cambridge LXX Gen 1:1

Cambridge LXX Gen 1:1


LXX Editions:

  • Robert Holmes (1798)
  • Paul Anton de Lagarde (1868)
  • Tischendorf-Nestle (1880)
  • Henry Barclay Swete (1887)
  • Cambridge (Alan England Brooke & Norman McLean) (1906)]


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