Posts from September 2016

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Is the LXX a Better Old Testament?

by Jeremy

Last week, we considered some of the differences between the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text, particularly in regard to the prophecies about Christ.  Some of these differences seemed pretty significant, and raised serious questions about the trustworthiness of the MT.  Was the MT, the basis of every mainstream English Old Testament, intentionally (or, for that […]

How Is the LXX More Closely Tied to Jesus?

by Jeremy

I left you with a cliffhanger in the last post, and then failed to continue the series on schedule; so let’s tackle a bigger chunk this time.  I wrote: On the christological side, the Septuagint was preferred by many early Christians, including those well educated enough to compare the Hebrew and Greek OT’s, because it […]