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THE  SEPTUAGINT

 

The Septuagint is an ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament. It is not inspired.
Tradition has it that the Septuagint (known also as the LXX because 70 scribes were involved in its production) was written some 250 years before the Christian era. But this is not the case.

WAS THERE A PRE-CHRISTIAN SEPTUAGINT?
In his book Forever Settled (published by The Bible For Today: 900 Park Avenue, Collingswood. N.J. 08108 USA) Jack Moorman writes
on page 13 "Paul Kahle ( a famous O.T. scholar) who has done extensive work in the Septuagint does not believe that there was one original old Greek version and that consequently the manuscripts of the Septuagint (so-called) cannot be traced back to one archtype...
Peter Ruckman (in the Christian's handbook of Manuscript Evidence) has taken a similar position. His arguments can be summarized as follows:
  1. The letter of Aristeas is mere fabrication (Kahle calls it propaganda), and there is no historical evidence that a group of scholars translated the O.T. into Greek between 250 - 150 B.C.
  2. The research of Paul Kahle shows that there was no pre-Christian LXX.
  3. No one has produced a Greek copy of the Old Testament written before 300 A.D.
  4. In fact, the Septuagint "quotes" from the New Testament and not vice versa, i.e. in the matter of N.T. - O.T. quotation, the later formulators of the Greek O.T. made it conform with the New Testament Text."

PROBLEM TEXTS
In his masterful book Problem Texts (published by Pensecola Bible Institute Press, P.O. Box 7135, Pensecola, Florida 32504. USA) Peter S Ruckman Ph.D. writes of the Septuagint in Appendix Two,
pages 407-409: "I have a copy of the notorious Septuagint on my desk (Zondervan Publishing Co.1970, from Samuel Baxter & Sons, London). In the Introduction, the party line of the Alexandrian Cult is laid out as neatly as a tiled floor. Our writer says 'THE FACT' may be regarded as 'CERTAIN' that the Greek Old Testament LXX had begun to be translated before 285BC. The evidence for this? Don't be silly; the Alexandrian Cult never deals with evidence.
Every LXX manuscript cited in the Septuagint Concordance was written 200 years after the completion of the New Testament. They are as follows:"

Ruckman then lists the 4 Greek manuscripts from which the Septaugint came. Brief details include:

  1. A- "Alexandrinus:" written more than 300 years after the completion of the New Testament. It omits Genesis 14:14-17; 15:1-6, 16-19, 16:6-10, Leviticus 6:19-23, 1 Samuel 12:17-14:9, 1 Kings 3-6 and Psalms 69:19-79:10.
  2. Aleph-"Sinaiticus:" written more than 200 years after the completion of the New Testament. It omits Genesis 23:19-24:46, Numbers 5:27-7:20, 1 Chronicles 9:27-19:17, all of Exodus, Joshua, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Judges. It contains New Testament Apocrypha.
  3. C- "Codes Ephraemi:" written more than 300 years after the completion of the New Testament. It omits Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings and all of the major and minor prophets!
  4. B -"Vaticanus:" It omits all off Genesis 1:1 - 46:28, all of Psalms 105:26-137:6, and parts of 1 Samuel, I Kings and Nehemiah. It contains the Apocrpha books of the Old Testament.

Ruckman continues:
"Those interested in further damaging evidence will observe that every papyrus manuscript found with any part of the Old Testament in it was written after the resurrection, with the exception of one scrap containing less than six chapters of Deuteronomy on it.
The "Septuagint" papyri
(we have listed all 23 of them with all that they contain and the dates they were written in The Christian's Handbook of Manuscript Evidence pp.48-51, published in 1970) were all written within 60 to 500 years after John finished writing the Book of Revelation."

"The mythological LXX or Septuagint is the most persistent spook to haunt orthodox Christianity since the myth that Christ was born in a cave. The theory is based on abstract speculation of the wildest sort without one piece of reliable documented evidence of ANY kind that there was ever on this earth one single copy of an OLD Testament in GREEK before the heading up of the school at Alexandria by Origen, one hundred years after the entire New Testament was complete, yet to this day there exists on every campus of every fundamental school in the United States the nebulous ghost of this non-existent spook."

If the reader is interested in further studying this issue of Bible Versions and how that the King James Version is the infallible Word of God, then you simply must buy Ruckman's book Problem Texts [THE "ERRORS" IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE]. Never in all my days have I read such hard-hitting facts in favour of the Authorized Version. But be warned, Ruckman's style is not for the faint-hearted, especially if they are afraid of the facts!

David B Loughran


Why some New Testaments quotations match readings in the so-called Septuagint.

Q

Did Jesus and the apostles, including Paul, quote from the Septuagint?

A

There are absolutely no manuscripts pre-dating the third century A.D. to validate the claim that Jesus or Paul quoted a Greek Old Testament. Quotations by Jesus and Paul in new versions’ New Testaments may match readings in the so-called Septuagint because new versions are from the exact same corrupt fourth and fifth century A.D. manuscripts which underlie the document sold today and called the Septuagint. These manuscripts are Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, and Sinaiticus.

According to the colophon on the end of Sinaiticus, it came from Origen’s Hexapla. The others likely did also. Even church historians, Jerome, Hort, and our contemporary D.A. Carson, would agree that this is probably true. Origen wrote his Hexapla two hundred years after the life of Christ and Paul! NIV New Testament and Old Testament quotes may match occasionally because they were both penned by the same hand — a hand which recast both Old and New Testament to suit his Platonic and Gnostic leanings. New versions take the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts — which are in fact Origen’s Hexapla — and change the traditional Masoretic Old Testament text to match these. Alfred Martin, who was a past vice- president of Moody Bible Institute, called Origen “unsafe.” Origen’s Hexapla is a very unsafe source to use to change the historic Old Testament.

The preface of the Septuagint marketed today points out that the stories surrounding the B.C. (before Christ) creation of the Septuagint (LXX) and the existence of a Greek Old Testament are based on fables. All of the Septuagint manuscripts cited in its concordance were written after A.D. 200 and represent Origen’s Hexapla, in kind. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics elaborates, calling “the letter of the pseudo- Aristeas, a manifest forgery and the fragments of Aristobulus highly suspect.” It also points out many of the LXX’s Gnostic and Platonic readings.

The fable of the Septuagint arose from the counterfeit letter of pseudo- Aristeas. It said that seventy-two scholars were called, around 250 B.C., by Ptolemy, king of Egypt, to create a Greek Old Testament. This Egyptian ruler supposedly asked them a number of questions related to pagan philosophy and pagan theology. If they could answer these questions, they could be on the Septuagint “committee.” The fable further states that six Jews from each of the twelve tribes were involved. The word Septuagint means seventy, however, not seventytwo. (Excerpt — G.A. Riplinger)



RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS  

TESTIMONY OF THE REFORMERS  

LEFT BEHIND BY THE JESUITS  

CATHOLIC ORIGINS OF PRE-TRIB RAPTURE  

LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

APOCRYPHA  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ANCIENT BIBLE VERSIONS  

GREEK NUGGETS or FOOL'S GOLD?  

KING JAMES VERSION "ERRORS"  

THE NAME OF GOD — Jehovah or Yahweh ?  

HOLY BIBLE TITLE PAGES (& 1611 KJV Gothic print)  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)

   

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

KING JAMES AUTHORIZED VERSION: VIDEO  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

THE OLD LATIN VULGATE (AD 157)  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

GNOSTICISM and CHRISTIANITY  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

BEWARE OF GREEK AND HEBREW LEXICONS  

BABYLONIAN ROOTS OF CATHOLICISM  

A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST  

SIGNS OF THE EMERGING CHURCH  

FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS

 


AUTHENTIC KING JAMES VERSION HOLY BIBLES PRINTED BETWEEN 1611 and 2004
Comparing the Texts of these early KJV Bibles with a modern un-corrupt KJV shows that the Authorized Version of 1611 has
never gone through a single Textual Revision and proves that God has indeed kept his promise to preserve his pure word.

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1611
Seeing its readings proves to cynics that the KJV's text has never been "revised" and is identical to that used today
(except for the rare 1611 typographical slips which were shortly thereafter fixed by King James translators themselves).

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1637  

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1772  

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1787
  THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1829  

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1872  

THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 1903
 
THE HOLY BIBLE, Printed in 2004

You can now purchase a 1611 King James Version 400th Anniversary Edition at a very low price. Published by Zondervan this is an exact, page-by-page, digitally re-mastered replica of the original 1611 printing, re-sized to a convenient 8.1 x 5.7 x 3 inches, and contains the original Old English Black Letter font. Click Here
 
SCRIPTURE PRESERVATION & SCRIPTURE CORRUPTION
 
Compare these scripture verses, John 14:16, John 16:7, I Corinthians 1:18, II Corinthians 2:15, Revelation 1:18 and Revelation 20:13,14, in modern bible versions such as the NIV and the NKJV and you will see that the KJV's superior "Comforter" has been replaced by a subordinate "helper"; and the assurance of our present salvation here and now where we "are saved" by grace through faith has been replaced by a works-based salvation where we are in the process of "being saved" by our own good works; and the word "hell" has been omitted thereby obscuring its philological meaning.  

It is no coincident that new bible versions often agree with the Jehovah Witnesses New World Translation and the Roman Catholic New American Bible. For those who take the time to “[search] the scriptures daily” to “[p]rove all things”, and “search out a matter” to “try the spirits” and do their own research (Acts 17:11; I Thess. 5:21; Prov. 25:2; I John 4:1), the serpent's signature can be seen subtly weaved into the pages of new bible versions. There is overwhelming evidence exposing the nature of the unholy omissions, additions and substitutions and the spiritual forces responsible for the changes (Isa. 14:14; II Cor. 2:17; 11:14,15; Eph. 6:12; II Thess. 2:3,11; I Tim. 4:1; Rev. 13:8).

RONALD REAGAN AND THE KING JAMES BIBLE  

QUESTIONS FOR THE KJV CRITICS  

ROME'S CHALLENGE - WHY DO PROTESTANTS KEEP SUNDAY?  

HISTORICAL BOOKS & DOCUMENTATION OF FACTS


“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (Matt. 18:16; II Cor. 13:1)

Recommended Reading

  • 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE's NEW TESTAMENT Photographic Reproduction of the Original 1611 KJV Bible's New Testament
    Seeing its readings proves to cynics that the KJV's text has never been "revised" and is identical to that used today (except for the rare 1611 typographical slips which were shortly thereafter fixed by King James translators themselves).

  • BIBLE PROBLEMS by Gerardus Bouw
    Answers every question. A classic! Proves KJV error free!

  • KING JAMES: UNJUSTLY ACCUSED by Stephen Coston
    Conclusively proves false the myriad of lies propagated about King James.

  • CHRONOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT by F. Jones
    Compelling answers for those who say there are errors in the KJV.

  • A DISSERTATION CONCERNING THE ANTIQUITY OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE, LETTERS, VOWEL-POINTS, AND ACCENTS by John Gill
    It documents and traces the Hebrew Old Testament to its origin, proving that God's name was pronounced JEHOVAH.

  • A TESTIMONY FOUNDED FOREVER: THE KING JAMES BIBLE DEFENDED IN FAITH AND HISTORY by James Sightler
    The most thoroughly researched book on the KJV issue in the last 100 years!

  • WHICH BIBLE? edited by D.O. Fuller
    The classic defense of the KJV which led Dr. S. Franklin Logsdon, who had set forth the guidelines for the NASB, to renounce his own NASB and all new versions.

  • THE IDENTITY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT TEXT edited by Wilbur Pickering
    The best single book (facsimile) documenting that the most recent scholarship and collation of the papyri prove that the KJV readings are earlier than those in modern versions.

  • THE KING JAMES VERSION DEFENDED by Edward F. Hills
    The author presents overwhelming evidence for the historical accuracy of the KJV.

  • FOREVER SETTLED by Jack Moorman
    An excellent history of the bible and its documents. It answers well the question "Where was the bible before the KJV 1611?"

  • HISTORY OF THE DEBATE OVER 1 JOHN 5:7-8 by Michael Maynard
    Powerful new release.

  • KJV's OWN DEFINITION OF OVER 800 WORDS by Barry Goddard
    (50+ xerox pages)

  • IN AWE OF THY WORD by G.A. Riplinger
    This book is the first and only documented history of the words of the Holy Bible.

  • NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS by G.A. Riplinger
    An exhaustive documentation exposing the message, the men and the manuscripts moving mankind to the antichrist's One World Religion.

  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS by G.A. Riplinger
    Sequel to New Age Bible Versions. Proving the inspiration of the KJV & the hazardous materials underlying the NIV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, and HCSB.

  • MASONIC AND OCCULT SYMBOLS by Cathy Burns
    Traces the history of occult/Satanic symbols and their influence upon society and the church. Includes 728 illustrations.

  • FINAL AUTHORITY by William Grady
    This book exposes the deceit behind many of the common charges leveled against the A.D. 1611 Authorized version, and addresses those issues rarely discussed by critics of the King James Bible.

  • ONE BOOK STANDS ALONE by Douglas D. Stauffer
    This author personally exposed the errors of the NKJV editor, James Price, in front of Price's bible school's president, leaving Price speechless and the president promoting this author's book.

Click here for important notice regarding information & recommended material on this web site!
 
Most of the books listed above are available at AV Publications, Corp.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do new versions corrupt the gospel?
2. Do new versions corrupt the Lord's model prayer?
3. Do new versions permit sodomy?
4. Do new versions support foul spirits?
5. Do new versions support Roman Catholic errors?
6. Do new versions hurt Christians?
7. Does the Amplified Bible ignore the Rev. 22 warning?
8. Do some Dead Sea Scrolls pervert scriptures?
9. What about the Geneva Bible?
10. Why didn't Jesus use the Septuagint?
11. Do new version editors admit "important" changes?
12. Where does the NIV omit 15 verses?
13. Why avoid Greek and Hebrew lexicons, interlinears, software, and grammars for Bible study and translation !!!!!!!!
14. What is the most subtle Catholic change in new versions?

The preceding information is available at A.V. Publications web site.

————————— Articles and Books by Various Authors —————————

1 JOHN 5:7 - KJV "ERRORS"  

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS
  NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE NAME OF GOD — JEHOVAH or YAHWEH ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ?  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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