What Is The Septuagint And Why Should I Care?


Have you ever taken the time to locate an Old Testament passage which was quoted by a New Testament author? If so, you probably noticed that, frequently, the wording is not exactly the same. What is going on? Why did the New Testament authors not quite get the quote right? It’s not because they were being sloppy, nor was it because they quoted from memory and got it a little wrong. It was because they were quoting from the Septuagint. 

What is the Septuagint?

The Septuagint is a translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into the Greek language. In the time of Jesus and the first century Christians, the Greek language version (Septuagint) of the Old Testament was the Bible used by Greek speaking Jews. 

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics, Bible