[b-hebrew] Septuagint vs Hebrew, effect on Christianity

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Oct 14 20:49:30 EDT 2006

Steve Miller wrote:

>> [Steve Miller] Yes, very interesting. There
>> are 3 Tanach verses involved here. The MT
>> consistently has 70, whereas the LXX has 75
>> in both Gen 46:27 & Exo 1:5. In Gen 46:20 LXX
>> gives the names of 5 additional descendants
>> of Joseph. The DSS does not have Gen 46:20 or
>> 27, but it has Exo 1:5 and it says 75,
>> agreeing with the NT and LXX. The Samaritan
>> Pentateuch says 70 agreeing with the MT.

HH: These facts also suggest that Steven Avery's 
theory of incompetent scribes making the LXX like 
the NT is invalid. The scribes had to change not 
one OT verse matching the NT, but they had to 
change more than one verse for this "75" issue, 
and add names.

HH: The NT depends on the LXX. That's the proper 
and obvious order.

Harold Holmyard

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