Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:48 AM

The Septuagint

Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:48 AM
Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:48 AM

One of the greatest charges against the Bible by the unbeliever and even doubting believers is the accuracy of the Bible. There are number of proofs of the accuracy of the Bible, but here is one that is not often mentioned.

Christ came to not only bring the good news of the Gospel; he also came to correct certain things. With the Sermon on the Mount, he corrected their view on such things as anger, lust, divorce, oaths, love, and this is only a partial list. He went on to correct the Pharisees on many of their other teachings and practices of keeping the Law. The one thing that Christ never spoke against or corrected was the Septuagint. Had there been a problem of inaccuracy, Jesus would have certainly pointed it out, but He didn’t.

Jesus, the apostles, and the Jews of that time period used the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) translated 250 years before Christ was born. Jesus Christ would have certainly used His ministry to correct the Bible if it had been in error in any way. In fact, He not only quoted scripture from all three divisions of the Old Testament, (the Law, the prophets, and the writings) he said:  Matt5.17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Christ was pleased with the translation and counted it as correct, and furthermore as the true word of God.

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