Sunday, October 06, 2019

Screwing up the text …

Blunting the Straightforward Tenets of the Faith - The Catholic Thing. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Strange, that the Hebrew speakers who composed the Septuagint did not see it that way, nor did Saint Jerome.  The most we can say is that you might read it the way the editors do, but there is no call for it; the traditional reading is the literal one, rendering the plain sense of the text.  Why then would you not follow it?
Scholars, eh? The guys who put together the Septuagint were scholars, too. So was Jerome. Better scholars than these clowns, who are probably better described as credentialed — currently, the bane of all thought.
The point, moreover, is not to make it current, but to let us get at the mindset of people back then, to see and feel as they did.

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