Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Sat Aug 24 18:48:18 EDT 2002
Well, I would argue with this, Liz! According to my Christian faith
tradition at least, the LXX is a translation which is no more inspired,
infallible or authoritative than any other translation, and the
authoritative scriptures consist of the Hebrew Bible (which I would
often call the Old Testament while agreeing that that is not a very good
name for it) and the New Testament.
As for Thomas Roper's original concerns about the name, I wonder if he
realised that the abbreviation "OT" was used on the list only by two
Jewish scholars, Yigal and yourself. Well, I only assume that Yigal is
Jewish but both his name and what he writes seem to suggest that
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisbeth S. Fried [mailto:lizfried at umich.edu]
> Sent: 24 August 2002 15:43
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: The OT?
> The first thing I do with my students is to teach
> them the difference between the OT and the HB.
> I tell them the OT is the LXX!
> (Not one of them has ever argued with me about it!) :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: JwReform at aol.com [mailto:JwReform at aol.com]
> > Sent: Fri, August 23, 2002 4:53 PM
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: The OT?
> > Hello:
> > Just a note in passing. To call the Tanach or the
> > Hebrew Bible, the OT
> > is insulting to those of us who are Jewish, and I do not mean
> > messianics as
> > Jews. Have a great Sabbath.
> > Thomas Roper
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