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,

michael_legna's picture

Your thinking does not address the existing difference

Andrew said -
i fail to be worried, thinking that the LORD would not allow his followers to go until the end of time with false doctrines

But this line of thinking does not address the very real difference that exists between the Catholic, Orthodox, Coptics (who all use the Septuagint) and all the Protestants (who in general do not consider it inspired). If God would not allow his followers to go until the end of time with false doctrines then one or the other side is indeed doing just that. The first side I mentioned has been doing it since 33 AD if they are (and have always been) wrong. The second group has only recently been doing it (since the 1500's or so) but they are doing it none the less if they are the ones who are wrong on this issue. So I don't think your approach of simply not worrying about it really solves the issue. Sorry.




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