Re: Septuagint Quotations

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Thu Jun 10 1999 - 23:11:46 EDT

At 09:57 PM 6/10/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Denny Diehl here
>Does anyone have a list or a web site noting which
>New Testament quotations of the Old Testament
>are from the Septuagint and which are from the

Its not really that simple. Some of the quotations in the NT from the OT
are clearly from the LXX. Most, however, are not from any version of the
LXX known to us. Does this mean that the writer is using a different
version of the LXX, making a translation of the Hebrew himself, quoting from
memory and doing a rather bad job of it, or merely loosely paraphrasing with
no intention of really quoting at all? Is he alluding or quoting? Is he
using a text before him or a little booklet of texts?

The issue is quite complex, really. And the most thorough discussion of the
issue can be found in the three volume (yes 3!) work of Hans Huebner.



Jim West, ThD
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