BTW - I found out the name of the Bible with 6 different languages /
translations: Origen's Hexapla. Here is an online definition of what it
contained:
 
The Hexapla was an important work of biblical criticism, the magnum
opus of Origen (185-254). In his discussions with the Jews, Origen
became aware of the significant differences between the Hebrew Bible
used by the Jews and the Septuagint of Christians. Although he probably
began the work while still in Alexandria, he completed it after moving
to Caesarea. Most portions of the Hexapla consisted of six columns of
parallel texts: (1) the Hebrew text, (2) the Hebrew text transliterated
into Greek characters, (3) the Greek version of Aquila, (4) the Greek
version of Symmachus, (5) the Septuagint, and (6) the Greek version of
Theodotion. In the Septuagint column, Origen marked with an obelus those
passages present in Greek but not found in his Hebrew column. When the
Septuagint lacked material found in Hebrew, Origen would insert the
passage from one of the other Greek columns (which were closer textually
to the Hebrew) and mark the insertion with an asterisk. Although the
Hexapla in its entirety was apparently never copied, the Septuagint
column was copied repeatedly. Unfortunately, many copies omitted
Origen's textual marks, thus introducing a significant amount of
contamination into the textual tradition of the Septuagint. Only a few
fragments of copies of the Hexapla or of its fifth column are extant.
One of the most important witnesses to Origen's work is the seventh
century Syriac translation of the fifth column--complete with textual
marks--attributed to Paul of Tella, known as the Syro-Hexapla
 
FWIW,
Geoff


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There was such a book that one of the Church Father's put together, but
the
name of it escapes me. Does something like that exist today?

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