Who were the Masoretes, and what valuable comments have they made on the Hebrew text? What do we know about the Masoretes? What did their work involve? What did the Masoretes do regarding the Hebrew text? What is the Masoretic text, and how do we know that it is reliable? How dependable, how accurate is this Masoretic text? Can we find a “pure” Masoretic text? Why did the Masoretes take such extreme care not to alter the text when previous copyists had altered it? Was their form of Jewish belief different from that of their predecessors?
The Septuagint is the common term for the Old Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The word means “seventy” and is frequently shortened by using
Minds on Earthly Things Philippians 3:18-19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping,
Catholics claim that they gave us the Bible: Is this true? The Catholic Church says that she is the “Mother” of the Bible because of her Council of Carthage in 397, at which she claims to have set the canon of the Bible. Is the Catholic Church the “Mother of the Bible”? And Catholics make the claim that Christians had not seen a complete Bible prior to the end of the fourth century?
[A.D. 272 – 337.] Many Christian scholars have given Roman Emperor Constantine the expressions “saint,” “thirteenth apostle,” “holy equal of the apostles”; while others describe
Internal Conditions Judaism has always been a book religion: it stands or falls with the Old Testament, especially with the Pentateuch. Although no manuscript of