Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew

    by Fr. Joseph Gleason  I used to believe the Masoretic Text was a perfect copy of the original Old Testament.  I used to believe that the Masoretic Text was how God divinely preserved the Hebrew Scriptures throughout the ages. I was wrong. The oldest copies of the Masoretic Text only date back to […]

The Root Of The Word “Hebrew”

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The Book of Joshua is introduced in a decisive—not to say, abrupt—-fashion: “It came to pass, after the death of Moses, the Lord’s servant, that the Lord spoke to Joshua ben-Nun, Moses’ deputy, saying, ‘Moses My servant is dead. Now, then, rise up, cross over this Jordan, you and all […]

Guns, Lies and Forgeries: A Bible Story

By Robert E. Reis This article originally appeared on Mystagogy, the blog of John Sanidopoulos under the Title: Septuagint vs. Masoretic: Which is more authentic? Not even taking into account that the Septuagint is most often quoted in the New Testament, and therefore most often used by St. Paul and the other biblical writers, this […]