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Greek Septuagint vs. Hebrew Masoretic Text
Notice that our JKV Bible, based on the Hebrew Masoretic Text,
does not agree with the quote from Hebrews, while the LXX does
contain the quoted phrase. This is only one of a number of examples
where the LXX contains a NT quote, while the JKV, based on the
Hebrew Masoretic Text, leaves it out. How weird is that? Actually,
the OT in most Bible translations is based on the Hebrew Masoretic
Text. In this case, the NT is quoting the Psalm in support of the
pre-existence of Messiah and his entry into the world in a real
human body prepared beforehand by YHWH. This is a teaching held by
the early believers regarding Y'shua but denied by the Jewish
establishment of Messiah's day as regards Y'shua. Other verses where
the Hebrew Masoretic Text leaves out NT quotes from the OT which are
included in the LXX are similarly proof texts that were problematic
for the unbelieving Jews.
Clearly, if the much older Hebrew OT of the Dead Sea Scrolls contains the NT quoted phrases that are left out from the later Hebrew Masoretic Text it can only mean one thing. In their denial of Y'shua the Messiah, the Rabbinic Jews altered the Scriptures in those problematic passages to obscure the truth that Y'shua is the Messiah!
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This is much more than a theory. Around the end of the 1st century Rabbi Akiba controlled the Rabbinical School at Yavneh a/k/a Jamnia. He is the Rabbi who supported the Jewish rebel leader, Bar Kokhba, as the Messiah. He completely re-ordered Rabbinic Judaism in his own image, and in support of his goals. As part of his campaign, he had a new Hebrew Bible produced while getting rid of all earlier versions. A Greek version was also produced. These Rabbinic versions commissioned by Akiba altered the OT verses quoted in the NT in support of Y'shua as Messiah, to make way for Bar Kokhba, as Messiah. His scheme seemed iron-clad. (Of course, he knew nothing of the Dead Sea Scrolls from 300 years before Christ, preserved in caves by YHWH for safe keeping - to be uncovered just in time for the last days!)
Professor S. H. Horn (Archaeology, Andrews University, Michigan) comments on this:
This means that the Hebrew Masoretic Text is the version of the
OT commissioned by Akiba and completed in the early 2nd Century AD.
Since this was the only readily available Hebrew OT version still
available after Akiba got rid of the earlier, more accurate
versions, the Akiba version became the basis for future versions and
translations of the OT, including the KJV and other translations
commonly used today.
Insidious is one word that comes to mind as we consider the assault of ha satan on truth down through the ages. Another word characterizing that evil assault would be unrelenting. The lies just keep coming wider and deeper from day to day and through the ages to the extent that it can seem overwhelming to the truth seeker to discover what the truth is, obscured by the unrelenting and stinking pile of delusion deliberately crafted to cover up the Truth. One reason for the sheer volume of falsehood is the fact that ha satan has no trouble finding human helpers to spread his lies. Selfish, greedy, jealous, lustful, power hungry, self-seeking money lovers have always been in plentiful supply. Such people will do and say anything to get what they want - so a deal with the devil is always easily struck. Rabbi Akiba in the comments above is one example of how a strategically placed liar can even distort the Scriptures, deceiving millions through millennia thereafter. Another example, perhaps the prime example, would be the occult satanic priesthood of the power elite that is charged by satan himself with the insidious and hideous task of erasing God from the minds of men and replacing Him with the Big Lie that is at the heart of the mystery religion of the Ages. Hopefully, this latest Tsiyon program will strike a blow against that pack of pernicious liars by revealing the origin of the Mystery Religion Priesthood. Its not a pretty picture - but people everywhere need to know who these people are and what they have been up to for nearly 6,000 years.
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