Scholars who support royal patronage, for these or other reasons, include Dominique Barthélemy, “Pourquoi la Torah a-t-elle été traduite en grec?” in On Language, Culture and Religion: In Honor of Eugene A. Nida, ed. Matthew Black and William A. Smalley (The Hague: Mouton, 1974) (reprinted in Barthélemy, Etudes d’histoire du text de l’Ancien Testament (Fribourg, Switz.: Editions Universitaires, 1978); and Elias J Bickerman, “The Septuagint as a Translation,” in Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 28 (1959), pp. 1–39.