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St Jerome's Conflict

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    "St. Jerome was often criticized for using the Hebrew text rather than the Greek Septuagint as the basis for his Latin Vulgate Bible.

    He argued that the Septuagint was a "translation", and not inspired and that a better translation into Latin could be made directly from the Hebrew, the original language and words of the Old Testament."

    If you don't believe in a Septuagint, go to Roswell and post. For all others, what is your thinking?
     
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    One of the legends surrounding the Septuagint was that seventy-two translators worked in individual cells, and when they came together to compare their work, their translations were exactly the same!

    Many thought that the Septuagint (or LXX for the 70 elders) was divinely inspired. The apostles often quoted from the Septuagint translations. Early Latin translations of the Old Testament, including Jerome's work in Rome, were all from the Septuagint.

    But Jerome did not believe in a miraculous re-inspiration of the OT in another language. I beginning to admire that man more and more.
     
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    Good questions here. Did not Jesus and Paul give credence to the LXX? Haven't studied it through, but am under the impression that is the OT "version" they quoted from.
     
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