Jewish Writing 2

Jewish Writing 2 - What we call today the Septuagint began...

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Apocrypha Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:55 AM The term "apocrypha" ("hidden") was coined in fifth century Refers to books included as part of the Septuagint, but not included in the Hebrew Bible. Ancient versions of the Bible Until the 1940s: (some of) the most ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible approx c. 1000 Qumran/ The Dead Sea Scrolls 1940s-1960s Qumran: (the most) ancient manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible Greek Manuscript- 1st translation The Septuagint/ LXX 1st New Testament manuscript (section of John) written 40-50 years after original book 3rd-1st c. BCE Alexandria (Egypt) Could Christianity have developed without the Septuagint?
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Unformatted text preview: What we call today the Septuagint began as a Jewish project, but was later preserved, and eventually, possibly, revised, by Christians. The fact that the earliest complete manuscripts of the Septuagint that we have today (from the 4th/5th c. ) include many of the books we call "apocrypha, does not necessarily mean that Jews included them Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha 4th c. BCE- 1st c. CE Written in Hebrew but after Jews stopped copying them Hebrew versions disappeared Included and omitted from Christian Bibles over cent In Catholic and Orthodox...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course RELI 199 taught by Professor Marienberg during the Spring '10 term at UNC.

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