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THE KEY ARGUMENT AGAINST THE SEPTUAGINT – IT WAS WRITTEN AFTER THE NEW TESTAMENT!

Perhaps the most incredible argument against the historical validity of the Septuagint (as a third-to-second-century-B.C. creation) is this: It was fabricated, following rather than preceding the composition of the New Testament (NT). It’s a heated area of debate because the King-James-only argument stands or falls based on when the LXX translation was commenced and completed. A valid LXX puts the King James Version at odds with itself, i.e., the two KJV Testaments really don’t agree with one another!

[The following is drawn from an Appendix to A BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE.] 

A typical unfavorable argument (against the Septuagint, LXX, … Read More

THE RECEIVED TEXT VS. THE CRITICAL TEXT: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT?

DOES A ‘RECEIVED TEXT’ IMPLY INERRANCY?

While champions of the superiority of the King James Bible argue that it is based on the “received text” and is categorically different from the “critical text,” this claim turns out to be ERRONEOUS. We only have to consider the history of how we got our Christian Bible to realize that the label “the received text” falsely assumes its composition was inspired and NOT the result of critical examination.  This position contends that God inspired the one, perfectly, while the other was the result of “man manipulating God’s word.”  This position believes today’s “critical Read More

WHAT ONE BOOK HAD THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON THE NEW TESTAMENT?

Without the Greek Septuagint, The New Testament Might Have Been Written in Aramaic

There was one book which existed prior to the New Testament that was enormously influential in the development of the Christian Bible.  It is the Septuagint.  This book was not just “the Old Testament” – it was how the religion of the Jews was understood around the world by religious Jews during most of the so-called ‘Second Temple Period’ – for 350 years – from 280 B.C. to 70 A.D.

While Rome was politically in control of Judaea, the language used there was not Latin.  Instead, the … Read More

I BET YOU DON’T KNOW WHO WROTE JUDGES, KINGS, AND CHRONICLES.

I also bet you don’t have a good grasp of the 500-year period from the Conquest of Canaan to the coronation of King Saul, the first king of Israel.  There are many familiar names that figure into the story. But it might be the least understood period in the Bible.


“FOR ALL REAL STUDENTS OF THE BIBLE . THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE IS A FOUNDATIONAL STUDY .  IT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT DOUGLAS WOODWARD BEGAN IN REBOOTING THE BIBLE . BOTH ARE EXCELLENT AND EXHAUSTIVE WORKS ON HOW OUR BIBLE CAME TO BE AND WHY IT Read More

IS HISTORICAL VALIDATION OF THE BIBLE NECESSARY TO PROVE IT’S TRUE?

This article is a chapter in a new book I hope to publish in a few short weeks.  The working title is, “In Search of the Protestant Bible.” Feel free to comment on this as it is posted on my Facebook page (facebook/s douglas woodward) or by emailing me at doug@faith-happens.com. While this is a followup to my last book, Rebooting the Bible, it will take a different path in seeking to establish why the Protestant Bible must be understood in the context of other Bibles – The Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible, and the Catholic Bible.

If

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