Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back to the Bible

Quite by accident I came across another powerful argument for us, as believers, using the same Bible that Jesus and the Apostles did.

For the past few weeks we've been studying through the book of Hebrews and I had noticed a marginal reference in the first chapter and verse six. The verse is, "And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. " (Hebrews 1:6) and is supposed to be a quote from Deuteronomy 32:43.

But when you look the reference up you'll find it leads nowhere. How is that supposed to be a quote or fulfilment of the verse in Hebrews? I concluded it must be a printing mistake in my Bible and had crossed it out and put a big question mark beside it.

Suddenly last week it occurred to me to check the reading of this verse in the Septuagint. I was amazed as I read word for word the same thing Paul had quoted in Hebrews!

What can one say? What more proof do we need? No matter how the cabalistic judaizers tried to alter the Bible after Christ they couldn't undo the version that had already been translated — by their own rabbis — several hundred years earlier! Thus God saw to it that the whole Bible was preserved for us in Greek — both the Old Covenant and the New.

God grant us freedom from such as would enchain us with false Hebrew roots and Hebrew names and Old Covenant legalities that have been fulfilled and passed away in Christ!

1 comment:

  1. It can also be a quot from Psalm 97:7: "Ashamed be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of things of nought; bow down to Him, all Your Elohim*. HRV

    * Or "gods". the aramaic Peshitta has "angels" as does the Greek LXX

    The book of hebrews contains more remeshhints from the Old covenant then the most of other books in the New Testament. We can´t grasp the whole picture without that frame.There are right Hebrew roots and false. To discern whats right is our duty and our freedom, not passe away that still are fullfilled meaning not come to an end but brought to the full enlightning and goal in Christ.