- The Masoretic text does not include many books that are found in the Septuagint. The Jews removed these in the Masoretic as effort to deter proselytizing. These books that were removed are called the Apocrypha. Jews in the time of Jesus, Paul, the Apostles, and the early church called them Scripture.
- Manuscripts - CSNTM. Contents - REJECTED SCRIPTURES. Septuagint Apocrypha II - REJECTED SCRIPTURES. PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE. Palais de Darius - LOUVREBIBLE. Dinosaur questions and answers. PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE. Ignatius of Antioch to the Philadelphians (Roberts-Donaldson translation) Shorter and Longer Versions. The Sibylline Oracles.
- The Apocrypha Has Always Been Rejected By The Jews As Scripture The Jews have never considered these works to be divinely inspired. On the contrary, they denied their authority. At the time of Christ we have the testimony of the Jewish writer Flavius Josephus that they were only twenty-two.
- The Septuagint is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek. As the primary Greek translation of the Old Testament, it is also called the Greek Old Testament. The Septuagint is quoted in the New Testament, particularly by Paul, and also by the Greek Church Fathers.
The Septuagint is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek. As the primary Greek translation of the Old Testament, it is also called the Greek Old Testament.This translation is quoted in the New Testament, particularly by Paul, and also by the Greek Church Fathers.
``Where the Bishop is, there let the multitude of believers be;
|Protestants, Catholics, and most Orthodox agree now1 that the New Testament should consist at least of the 27 Books (Matthew through Revelation/Apocalypse) that the Catholic Church determined were canonical, but the Protestant Old Testament is lacking 7 entire books2(Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus/Sirach, Baruch, I Maccabees, and II Maccabees), 3 chapters of Daniel and 6 chapters of Esther, leaving them with 66 incomplete books while Catholic Bibles have 73 books. How did this come to be?|
The canon of the Old Testament that Catholics use is based on the text used by Alexandrian Jews, a version known as the 'Septuagint' (also called 'LXX' or 'The Seventy') and which came into being around 280 B.C. as a translation of then existing texts from Hebrew into Greek by 72 Jewish scribes (the Torah was translated first, around 300 B.C., and the rest of Tanach was translated afterward).
Defense of Catholicism
The Sir Lancelot C. L. Brenton 1851 Translation
Author: C. L. Brenton
Books In The Septuagint