T. MICHAEL LAW's WHEN GOD SPOKE GREEK
T. MICHAEL LAW’s WHEN GOD SPOKE GREEK

On Sunday I asked whether or not Christians should use the Greek Old Testament (Septuagint) as a source for Christian orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Today’s question is related: is the Septuagint divinely inspired?

In other words: did God inspire the formation of the Greek Old Testament for the nations in the same way that the formation of the Hebrew Bible guided the Jews?

Since this question is motivated by  our blog tour discussing T. Michael Law’s When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible those who are reading the book may want to consult Chapter 4 where Law discusses The Letter of Aristeas to Philocrates where there is textual evidence that some Greek speaking Jews thought of the Septuagint as the giving of a new Torah

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