866RE: [lxx] Evidence for LXX usage in the NT
- Apr 15, 2004Ken Litwak wrote:
> I know that it's commonly assumed by many scholars thatAs someone has said, you could start by laying out all the OT passages and
> the NT writers used a Greek translation, related in some
> way to the lXX as we know it...
> What would be the most efficient way to demonstarte that,
> for my specific purposes, Luke-Acts uses the LXX primarily
> when citing the Sriptures of Israel? Thanks.
allusions in Luke and Acts and comparing them with the modern Tenach and
with the LXX. (Not hard to do with a computer and software like the Sword
I don't know if that'll prove that St Luke used the LXX, but I think you'll
find you can defend his at least usually using a text tradition related more
to the one underlying the LXX than to the modern Masoretic text.
Remember to include the Scribes' testing Christ with a story of a woman
married in succession to seven men, each of whom dies - an allusion to the
tale of Tobit.
Here's a table that could help you get started:
Hope that's helpful.
Philip Silouan Thompson
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