Category Archives: Septuagint

Russian Bibles Are Totally Different from American Ones. Here’s Why . . .

Page after page, and book after book, differences keep popping up. If you were to take the average English Bible and translate it into Russian, you would get something that is quite different from many of the Bibles that are … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Lie?

MP3 Audio: WS330365_Dn-Joseph_Did-Jesus-Lie.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, July 13, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. Transcription by Maria Powell of Dormition Text Services.  ~ In the name of the Father, and of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Homilies, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Isaiah 61, Luke 14:7-14, Luke 18:31-43, Luke 4:14-21, Luke 6:36-42, Luke 7:19-23, Masoretic Text, Orthodox Homilies, Septuagint | Leave a comment

St. Paul Quoting the Septuagint

In a previous article, we considered many reasons why the Old Testament is preserved more accurately in the Septuagint than in the Masoretic Text. Today, we consider yet another example. When the apostle Paul read the Psalms, did he read the … Continue reading

Posted in LXX - Psalm 14:3, Masoretic Text, Psalm 14:3, Romans 3:12-18, Septuagint | 4 Comments

Blessed Are They Who Reprove Boldly

“Blessed are they who reprove boldly, for they shall be called the sons of God.” Not quite the way you remember reading the Beatitudes, is it? The zeitgeist of our generation mandates tolerance. If you boldly reprove people for their sins, they regurgitate the … Continue reading

Posted in LXX - Proverbs 10:10, Masoretic Text, Matthew 5:1-12, Septuagint | 4 Comments

The Weight of Glory

Have you ever thrown your weight behind a cause that you really believed in? Did people misunderstand, assuming you were merely throwing your weight around? Was it discouraging that your ideas didn’t really carry weight with these people? We frequently use … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Corinthians 4, 40 Days of Blogging, C.S. Lewis, Psalm 83:12, Septuagint, Theosis | 5 Comments

Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew

I used to believe the Masoretic Text was a perfect copy of the original Old Testament.  I used to believe that the Masoretic Text was how God divinely preserved the Hebrew Scriptures throughout the ages. I was wrong. The oldest … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Bible Moses Couldn’t Read

If Moses had a copy of today’s Hebrew Bible, he wouldn’t be able to read it. Just imagine . . . You discover a time-machine, you travel back to the year 1425 B.C., and you meet Moses face-to-face. You excitedly … Continue reading

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Septuagint vs. Masoretic Text

Posted in Holy Scripture, Masoretic Text, Septuagint, Sola Scriptura, The Canon of Scripture | 2 Comments