Septuagint VS. Masoretic
Hello, I hope all brothers and sisters in Yahshua are doing well!
For those who have been in CI for a while now, you may have come across the theory that the Septuagint (LXX) tradition is better than the Masoretic Text (MT), which supposedly records the Old Testament more faithfully. Well, as I’ll post shortly, the LXX is a superior tradition and adheres better and more faithfully to the original Hebrew even though it is a Greek translation, while the MT has genealogical issues due to the attempt to discredit Christianity by Jewish rabbis. This video will provide what I think is an outstanding outline from any other defense against the MT I’ve seen. My only criticisms would be the way he does not distinguish Judean and Jew, as well as (perhaps) adhering to a young earth creationist model. Other than that it’s pretty awesome, hope you enjoy and praise Yahweh as always!
That looks like an interesting video. Will check it out.
In CI at least, the Masoretic has a pretty poor reputation, whereas the Septuagint is held in much higher regard, though it's far from perfect. The perfect or near-perfect translation of the Bible doesn't exist, and if it did, it's long gone, or hidden away in the Vatican somewhere. The best translation of the Law is the one Yahweh has written on our heart.
@obie That’s right Obie, as no current copy of the Old Testament or part of it is by any means perfect and I believe the video also elaborates on that and gives an example (though there are many others not mentioned in the video). And like you said, God put the Law in our hearts and I am thankful to Him for instilling it in His sheep. Praise Yahweh!