Re: LXX and MT (was Geezer Patriarchs)

George Murphy (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:28:50 -0500

Dick Fischer wrote:

> It's too bad someone didn't inform Luke - how embarrassing to be responsible
> for fowling up the New Testament by trusting a "corrupt" text. Where was the
> ASA in the first century? Instead of just keeping the world abreast of the
> best texts, we could have helped out the New Testament authors, all of whom
> quoted the Septuagint.

LXX is often cited by NT writers, but it isn't the
exclusive version they use. Overall, they show a good deal of freedom
in the way in which they cite & allude to OT passages.
George Murphy