Monday, September 23, 2019

The Sadducees Torah

I first heard about this one from Simon Birnbaum on Facebook.  It is called Septuagint Torah:  The Sadducees Torah.  It is available on Amazon.  Otherwise, all I know is from the information on Amazon:

The Septuagint was the original Old Testament used by Christians in the first few centuries but was later replaced in western Bibles by the Masoretic Texts. As a result, most early Christian writings are confusing, especially when discussing the chronology of the world. Septuagint Torah is a 21st-century English translation that is easy to understand, using common English versions of Hebrew names instead of transliterated Greek names that are generally found in translations of the Septuagint. When ancient place names are known, such as Uruk, the modern term is used instead of the Greek (Orech) or Hebrew (Erech) translations. Unlike the later Masoretic Texts, the Septuagint was not a monotheistic work, but rather a Hedonistic text, which recognized the existence of many gods, but was dedicated to the worship of one above the others: Ioa, later transliterated as Jehovah or Yahweh.

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