Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Septuagint And Anthropomorphisms

"The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament made in Alexandria about 200 years before Christ, makes deliberate attempts to remove the anthropomorphisms of God. For example the Hebrew of Exodus 15:3, “The Lord is a man of war” (KJV) is rendered in the Septuagint by the words, “The Lord crushing wars.” “The form of the Lord” in the Hebrew of Numbers 12:8 is rendered in the Septuagint “the glory of the Lord.” In Exodus 32:14, “And the Lord repented of the evil,” the Septuagint reads,“And the Lord was moved with compassion."

Roy B. Zuck, Basic Bible Interpretation, p. 30

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