Masoretic Text vs. Septuagint: Minor Theological Changes

Now that we’ve briefly covered what the Masoretic Text (MT) and Septuagint (LXX) are, we can go back and explain some of the differences that arose from purposeful emendation rather than from scribal accident. Now, don’t get me wrong, scribal errors are cool too, but lots of folks have talked about such things already. WhatContinue reading “Masoretic Text vs. Septuagint: Minor Theological Changes”

What is the MT?

“One thing is clear: it should not be postulated that the Masoretic text better or more frequently reflects the original text of the biblical books than any other text. Furthermore, even were we to surmise that the Masoretic Text reflects the ‘original’ form of Scripture, we would still have to decide which form of theContinue reading “What is the MT?”

Recovery of Sight to the Blind: Luke, the MT, and the LXX

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4.18–19).Continue reading “Recovery of Sight to the Blind: Luke, the MT, and the LXX”