By Edmon L Gallagher
The prestige of the Christian outdated testomony as initially Hebrew scripture had sure theoretical implications for lots of early Christians. whereas they dependent their exegesis on Greek translations and regarded the LXX encouraged in its personal correct, the Fathers did recognize the Hebrew origins in their outdated testomony and in many ways outlined their Bible therefore. Hebrew scripture exerted its impact on patristic biblical idea specially in regard to problems with the canon, language, and textual content of the Bible. for plenty of Fathers, purely records regarded as initially composed in Hebrew may be thought of canonical, the Hebrew language used to be thought of the primordial language hence constrained to Israel, and the LXX, because the such a lot devoted translation, corresponded accurately to the Hebrew textual content.
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