You are hereHomeBible ReviewJune 2000The Book of Jeremiah: a Work in Progress The name Septuagint, from the Latin for 70, and its abbreviation, LXX, refer to the legendary 72 Jewish translators brought to Egypt from Jerusalem in the third century B.C.E. to translate the Torah into Greek. Join the BAS Library! Already a library member? Log in here. Institution user? Log in with your IP address.