Should we trust the Septuagent like the Holy Spirit does?

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Recently read that the men who were under the infallible inspiration of the Holy Spirit and wrote down what we call New Testament, quoted almost always the Septuagent version of the Old Testament even when it disagrees with the Hebrew version even slightly. Wondering are we "liberals" who use modern scholarly techniques to lower the trustworthiness of the Greek Old Testament translation (LXX) by trusting the Hebrew version instead? Can not understand how I as a Bible believing Christian can justify such a move since I believe the New Testament authors were under the infallible inspiration of the Holy Spirit when they quoted from the Septuagent version of the Old Testament? It seems also the early Church fathers almost exclusively quoted from the same greek translation to strongly point to Christ as the fulfiller of all old testament prophecies. Eusebius was specially illuminating on this one recently.

Appreciate any other Bible believers' viewpoints on this one.


Exciting: Two new bibles hitting the marketplace!!!

Hey, I am excited about two new bibles that are now available for purchase. One is the Apostolic Bible PolyGlot - - no, this is not a bible "endorsed" by apostolic denomination, in case you were wondering - - this is a revision of the previous Apostle's Bible. The Apostolic Bible PolyGlot is an interlinear bible that uses the septuagint as the old testament.

I just bought one and find it exciting because now its like comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges. When trying to understand the meaning of a greek word in the new testament, one can examine the context of how that exact same greek word was used in the context of LXX.

The second bible is the Orthodox Study bible which uses a revision of Brenton's English translation of the LXX for the OT and the NKJV for the NT. What makes this bible unique is the commentary is only taken from the church fathers (Tertullian, Eusebius, Origen, Novatian, Irenaeus, Athanasius, etc.)

Just thought I'd share, for all you fellow LXX fans out there and also students of Patristics.