[b-hebrew] Septuagint vs. Masoretes/75 vs. 70: How Many Hebrews DidJacob Lead into Egypt?

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Thu Jan 17 18:39:45 EST 2008


Dear Jason,

I wish I had my books on the LXX and those on the Use of the OT in the NT, but
they are in storage at the present until I can figure out how to put them up in
a 2 bedroom apartment.

To answer your question from what I remember from my studies is that the quotes
found in Hebrew match almost perfectly.

1:5a    = Ps 2:7
1:5b    = II Sam 7:14
1:6      = Deut 32:43
1:7      = Ps 104:4  (PUR FLEGON vs PUROS FLOGA in Hebrews)
1:8      = ps 45:6-7 LXX has after AIWNIOS, RhABDOS THS... H...

The above are just some samples, but appear to be pretty right on target. Some
differences may be due to the version being used whether it was Theodotion or
Symmachus or ?. There does not appear to be an attempt in the copying of the
text to match the LXX to the NT.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Hare" <jaihare at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Septuagint vs. Masoretes/75 vs. 70: How Many Hebrews
DidJacob Lead into Egypt?


>   Bryant,
>
> < In fact, the book of Hebrews uses all its
> < quotes from the LXX. So there are no surprises here.
>
> Either that or the text of the LXX was altered in later editions to
> match the quotes from the NT. How do we know that the text of the LXX
> matches what it used to be? We know for certain that Origen took
> liberties with his text of the LXX to make it fit the NT. Where did the
> texts of Alexandrinus and Vaticanus come from? What proof is there that
> the verses quoted in the NT have not been altered to fit citations?
>
> Thanks,
> Jason Hare
> --> Rehovot, Israel
> --> English Teacher (Rishon LeZion)
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