Re: Angelic Quotes
Did the angel misquote it? They had the same problems with "versions"
that we do-is the LXX authoritative, on of the Hebrew recensions,
Theodotius, etc. Unlike our view where we attempt to go back to some
Urtext, they accepted the differing versions. Matthew in his quotations
from Scripture sometimes follows the Hebrew version that later became the
Masorectic text, sometimes he follows the LXX, sometimes he either
represents a now lost tradition or else he changed the text to suit his
needs. So, the first problem is one of a difference in understanding
ancient and modern views of what the text is.
Parmly Billings Library
On Tue, 30 Aug 1994, Daniel Hedrick wrote:
> I am currently in a dialog with a friend of mine, and I
> do not have the resources to answer the following:
> Psalms 2:9
> Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou
> shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
> Revelation 2:27
> And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the
> vessels of a potter shall they be broken to
> The LXX corrupted the text from "break" to "rule" and when
> the angel quoted it to John he did so ver batim from the
> LXX. The DSS demonstrate without question that "rule" is an
> error. As I said before, if an angel from heaven can quote
> existing erroneous readings, why can't Joseph Smith?
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