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3229Re: [lxx] The LXX used as the OT for Christians

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  • Kostas Papadopoulos
    Sep 5, 2009
      For me, since the Greek text, now found in the LXX we have, was good enough for Luke and Paul and the NT writers in general, is good enough for me too.

      --- Στις Τρίτ., 01/09/09, ο/η kg6gjr <kg6gjr@...> έγραψε:

      > Από: kg6gjr <kg6gjr@...>
      > Θέμα: [lxx] The LXX used as the OT for Christians
      > Προς: lxx@yahoogroups.com
      > Ημερομηνία: Τρίτη, 1 Σεπτέμβριος 2009, 20:07
      > Hello, my name is Michael, and I am
      > new to this group. I have recently started researching
      > issues related to the LXX. I am a Protestant Christian, and
      > more specifically part of the Calvary Chapel movement. I
      > mention that so all will know where I am coming from.
      > Although I can read Hebrew & Greek, I am by no means a
      > scholar, but I do consider myself a student of scripture. My
      > training in Bible college taught me that the MT test should
      > be used as the base text for the OT. However, I have
      > discovered that the NT authors used the LXX extensively in
      > quotes, allusions, and in vocabulary. I have read arguments
      > ranging from the LXX being inspired, to the LXX being a
      > fraud. I have also heard arguments that the MT has been
      > corrupted, either intentionally or unintentionally. Some
      > feel that the addition of vowel points has hopelessly
      > corrupted the MT. I would like to hear the positions the
      > group has on these issues. Should the MT text be used as our
      > OT, or should LXX be used? Should the base be the MT with
      > the LXX supplementary, or should the LXX be the base text
      > with the MT used supplementary? I do agree that Hebrew was
      > the original language of the OT, but which text is closer to
      > that original Hebrew? I apologize for being long winded. I
      > am sure all of you have been through these issues a thousand
      > times. It is something I am sincerely wrestling with, and I
      > ask for your patience to perhaps answer these questions for
      > the 1,001st time.
      > Thanks,
      > Michael
      >
      >
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