Summary: The Bible we have today is the result of herculean efforts by scholars for over 500 years, built on sustained efforts to maintain the pure Word of God for almost 1500 years prior to that. Those who do the work of text criticism to discern the original words written by prophets and apostles almost always believe in the providence of God to preserve the text of the Bible for all generations. The issue is how it was preserved. This article focuses on the Old Testament and how its transmission to us is indeed an epic story, one that … Read More
Does the LXX Ever Fill in the Gaps Left by the MT?
Summary: Textual Criticism Is NOT Just a Tool for Those Who Doubt the Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible’s Autographs. It is the means by which we have confidence that the written word we have is the Word of God. Historical Evangelicalism does not claim that the Bible we have in our hands today is perfect. It claims that the original writers wrote what God was pleased with and it reflected perfectly what God wanted them to say. Their autographs were inerrant. The Septuagint is one of the … Read More
KJV ONLY Confessional Bibliology, Not KJV ONLY Fundamentalism, Is Worthy of Repute
Summary: There is a right way to argue that the King James Bible is the Bible that Protestants should use. Not everyone will agree with it. I am not perfectly comfortable either. However, the viewpoint offered by those who call themselves “confessional bibliologists” have a strong case to make and deserve a careful hearing. They have the reasoning of Martin Luther and John Calvin to support them. Identified here is what they assert and why it is materially different from the quackery and demagoguery of fundamentalist… Read More
Summary: The King James Version has over 8,000 variants — comprised of marginal notes explaining alternatives to the meaning of the Hebrew or Greek words used in the source texts for the Bible. The KJV ONLY advocates argue that there is no question that the English words selected are guaranteed by the Holy Spirit to be the proper English words to accurately convey the meaning of the Hebrew or Greek. However, the 8,422 variants inserted in the margins by the 47 translators of the King James Version constitute 8,422 issues raised regarding variations that may be as probable to be… Read More
This post includes a letter originating in the United Kingdom from a supportive evangelist there. It also includes the interview I did 3 days ago on the Rabbis corrupting the Tanakh circa 100 A.D., to reduce the number of Jews converting to Christianity and to create a new Greek Old Testament to replace the Septuagint in the synagogues throughout the diaspora as the second century A.D. was getting going.
The LXX plainly showed that Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy and as Messiah, had a mission to bring the Gentiles into the people of God. Neither were ideas that the Pharisees-cum-rabbis wanted … Read More