Should we trust the Septuagent like the Holy Spirit does?

trueseek1's picture

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.

humbly,

darth_bill's picture

What about if I disagree with the assumptions

>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?

What about those liberals like me who think that in order to tell their story, the writers of the NT used the OT version that they had access to. I wouldn't go around with the "infallible" stuff because I don't necessarily consider scripture infalible. Now interpretation...that's something different.

I consider the bible to be reliable. Infalible isn't a claim that it makes about itself. Indeed, it doesn't say much at all about itself, having been compiled long after most consider revelation in the matter to have ceased.

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