This post is really intended for Independant Baptists since those are the circles in which I run, but I am willing to entertain comments from others if you can be civil. In the near future I will be writing a paper for school on the subject of the Septuagint. I am at present collecting my materials. The general stance on this subject is that this is an Greek Old Testament translated from Hebrew somewhere around 250BC, and that this document which differs greatly from the present massoretic text is accounted for, in that the septuagint represents the true Hebrew text which was purposely altered because the christian community was using the Septuagint much to the displeasure of the Jewish community. It is also the common stand that the New Testament agrees with the septuagint so well because this was the bible used by Jesus and the writers of the New Testament. My personal belief is that all of this is hogwash! For if this line of argument is true then,doctrines like insiration and preservation are a lie we have no Bible, Romans 10:17 is a joke and I would have to join with Paul in saying of all men we are most miserable, that is if we agree with modern biblical scholarship, that we no longer have all of the Bible. Any information my fellow Baptists can provide will be greatly appreciated. But, I would ask if your only reason for wanting to respond to this is to change my mind by your brilliant argumentation, or impress the board community with your deep anti-kjv (those in agreement with modern scholarship)rhetoric, please don't! But, if you are of a humble Spirit lead heart and feel like you could be used of God to help me find truth to defend His Holy Word, then I welcome you true Christian yokefellow.