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Acts 2:24 Redux
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Paul Younan Wrote:More on the LXX junk:

I disagree with that statement above. It is true that many arguments raised by Dave in this forum are junks, but we should not disparage or speak in disrespectful way towards the translators or "zorbas" of the LXX / Greek NT for the sake of refuting Dave. Show some respect to the "zorbas" because some of these people were the early Christians whose names are in the book of life i.e people like Clement of Rome, etc. To quote Papias "each translated them as best they could."

How do you feel if sometime in the future someone like Dave who is ignorant of the original text disparage the English interlinear of the Peshitta as "junk" just because of a few mistakes found? The truth is no translation could be perfect as we human make mistakes.

Ancient versions provide important information on how the early Jews or Christians understood the meaning of certain words or idioms of the original text not understood today.

Many today believe that the LXX was translated because the Jews were in need of such a translation. This is contrary to the facts recorded by the letter of Aristeas, Josephus, and Philo of Alexandria.

The translation of the OT in Greek was made in Alexandria around 281 BC by seventy scholars, invited especially from Judaea by Ptolemy II. Ptolemy II wanted the translation to be made to increase his famous library in Alexandria, to attract scholars to Alexandria and to start his reign with an impressive event.
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Acts 2:24 Redux - by Paul Younan - 02-09-2005, 09:17 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 04:19 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-10-2005, 06:48 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 02:08 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-10-2005, 02:48 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 03:06 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-10-2005, 03:16 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-10-2005, 03:24 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 04:11 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 04:53 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 05:05 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 05:07 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-10-2005, 05:14 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-10-2005, 05:26 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 12:03 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 02:59 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-11-2005, 01:05 PM
[No subject] - by ograabe - 02-11-2005, 04:15 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 04:33 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 04:53 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 04:58 PM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-11-2005, 06:23 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 07:28 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 07:31 PM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-11-2005, 07:36 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 07:38 PM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-11-2005, 07:57 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-11-2005, 08:52 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-12-2005, 04:13 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-12-2005, 04:29 AM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-12-2005, 07:35 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-12-2005, 03:11 PM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-12-2005, 06:13 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-12-2005, 06:47 PM
[No subject] - by peshitta_enthusiast - 02-12-2005, 11:33 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-13-2005, 07:00 AM
[No subject] - by Dan Gan - 02-13-2005, 08:16 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-13-2005, 09:17 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-13-2005, 09:56 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-13-2005, 10:44 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-14-2005, 01:11 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-14-2005, 02:22 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-14-2005, 03:25 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-14-2005, 04:08 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-14-2005, 04:11 AM
[No subject] - by Keith - 02-14-2005, 04:41 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-14-2005, 09:31 AM
Dave's martyr complex ? - by gbausc - 02-14-2005, 05:42 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-14-2005, 06:48 PM
[No subject] - by gbausc - 02-14-2005, 07:16 PM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-15-2005, 01:36 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-15-2005, 02:21 AM
[No subject] - by peshitta_enthusiast - 02-15-2005, 06:38 AM
[No subject] - by Dave - 02-15-2005, 03:50 PM

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