Tag: Septuagint

  • Biblical Principle #251: The Avenger of Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, in certain situations, God permitted innocent Israelite bloodshed to be avenged. Explanation We previously established that, from GOD’s viewpoint, shedding innocent blood pollutes the land where that bloodshed occurs, and only the bloodshed of the guilty can undo that pollution. An Eternal Truth While this Principle…

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • Biblical Principle #116: Israel was Enslaved in Egypt

    Biblical Principles List Principle After Joseph died, the children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt. Explanation After Joseph died, a new king came into power who did not know Joseph. GOD blessed the family of Israel mightily and they multiplied quickly in the territory of Goshen. 9 Then [Pharaoh] said to his nation, “Look, the…

  • Biblical Principle #112: Seventy-Five in Jacob’s Family Went to Egypt

    Biblical Principles List Principle Seventy-five souls of Jacob’s family went to Egypt. Explanation The previous handful of Principles have focused on the writings that comprise the Bible, how we got them, and the differences between textual families. We have examined reasons why the Greek Septuagint (LXX) is a superior Old Testament source, yet it is…

  • Biblical Principle #111: The Septuagint is the Most Reliable Old Testament

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Septuagint is the most reliable Old Testament source that we possess. Explanation We previously established that: In the previous principle, we looked at differences between the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Septuagint Old Testament sources. This principle succinctly states the three reasons why the Septuagint (LXX) is, by far,…

  • Biblical Principle #110: Translation Accuracy Matters

    Biblical Principle #110: Translation Accuracy Matters

    Biblical Principles List Principle The accuracy of a Bible translation is important. Explanation We previously established that there are multiple text families of the writings in the Bible and that there are differences between various copies of the Scriptures. GOD told Moses: 1 “Every commandment I command you today you must be careful to do,…

  • Biblical Principle #109: There are Multiple Biblical Text Families

    Biblical Principles List Principle There are multiple text families of the Bible’s writings. Explanation Origin of the Hebrew Scriptures We previously established that the Bible is a compilation of numerous writings which were written over the span of about 1,500 years and that these writings were spread and preserved through scribes making copies. The ancient…

  • Why You Should Use the Septuagint (LXX)

    In early 2009, I began a personal Bible study regarding the practices of the early church. At the time, I was inspired to begin this study by perceived differences between what I read in the New Testament and what I saw being practiced at the time—primarily in the church where I was meeting, but also…