the compendium of six Bible versions (in columns: 1. Hebrew, 2. Hebrew transliterated into Greek, 3. Greek [Aquila], 4. Greek [Symmachus], 5. Septuagint, 6. Greek [Theodotion]) compiled by the early Christian scholar Origen (d. 254). The original Hexapla, which ran to 7,000 pages, was lost, but quotations from it exist in various early writings and a Syriac translation of column 5 (known as the Syriac Hexapla or Syro‐Hexapla), prepared by a Christian bishop, Paul of Tella (who held office in 618–619), is an important witness to the transmission of the text of the Septuagint.