[b-hebrew] A question on the Hebrew text

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 25 11:49:45 EDT 2004

On 25/10/2004 11:46, Raymond Regalado wrote:

>> I do recall 
>> reading somewhere that for Greek Orthodox Christians, "the" Bible is
>> the Septuagint (with Apocrypha) and the Byzantine Greek texts of the
>> New Testament.  In other words, Greek Orthodox Christians do not use
>> the MT.

The world of biblical scholarship is a lot more complicated than this.
Russian Orthodox bible translation consultants who cooperate with SIL on CIS
minority languages use the MT as a primary text but also read the LXX

Sevearl of the major LXX scholars are Jewish.

You can read the the MT without knowing Greek but it cuts you off from an
ancient commentary of significant value.

Clay Bartholomew 

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