"All Scripture is inspired of God and Beneficial" .....

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  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill

    There were differences in translation between the Septuagint version and the Hebrew text. Once such difference is in the translation of Jeremiah, Chapter 25.

    In the Hebrew text, Judah is listed as only one of a number of Middle Eastern countries in servitude to Babylon. According to the Septuagint version, however, you would get the idea that Judah alone was placed in servitude - thus helping the WTS stand that the "seventy years" meant something other than just mere servitude.


  • Doug Mason
    Doug Mason

    Some relevant books in my library:

    "First Bible of the Church: A Plea for the Septuagint", Mogens Muller, Sheffield Academic Press ISBN 1-85075-571-X

    "Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period", Richard Lengenecker, Eerdmans

    "Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament", Beale and Carson (editors), Baker Academic and Appolos (IVP), UK ISBN 978-1-84474-196-0


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