Monday, February 06, 2023

Jots & Tittles 16: White and Wilson on the LXX and "Inspired Editing"


1 comment:

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks for the posts and videos on the Old Testament text. I have generally confined most of my attention regarding textual variants/problems to the New Testament. I think it will become increasingly important in the coming years to be aware, studied, and convinced concerning the Old Testament text. It is being challenged more and more.

In this particular video, I must confess that Doug Wilson is very confusing. I am not sure I understand him (or even if he understands himself), but based on what I think he is saying, to be consistent, textual critics and Bible translators should go back and insert the Septuagint reading in place of the Masoretic text -- so as to get the "right" reading. If so, when reading Jeremiah 31:32 it should go something like this in English:

"not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, and I regarded them not saith the Lord:"

I am not advocating this, but it would be the logical conclusion of what Wilson seems to be saying!