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,

Alexander the Coppersmith's picture

An uninformed person's viewpoint

I know next to nothing about where my king james bible comes from, how it was translated, and the like. But through, and maybe because of, my limited understanding, i fail to be worried, thinking that the LORD would not allow his followers to go until the end of time with false doctrines. The warning about marring the LORD'S words is very dire, and I think that it has kept our message of Jesus more or less secure, no matter where we recieve it from. But, furthermore, would not GOD forgive sins from misunderstanding as he does all others? Doubtless if i study the subject, i will understand it more, but for now it seems to all be in GOD'S good hands, as is anything else




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