Torah the Septuagint Greek translation of old testament What I’ve more or less always thought that the Jews in their religion used only the Torah, which we call the Pentateuch. It consists of the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers Deuteronomy, with other items added.
The other 34 books which they reject starts with Joshua. In the book of Joshua it explains how the twelve tribes of Israel conquered and settled the land which became known as the nation of Israel. The remaining thirty four inspired books rejected by the Jews easily can be seen as being inspired.
But for those only believing in the Torah, maybe they thought They’re to complex of being written by men without the guidance of God. For as it may seem, to reject them would be in direct opposition to Gods will.
The Persian control of Israel ended by The conquest of the Mediterranean world by Alexander the Great around 331 BC. People in the Greek conquered lands learned the Greek language of the time which became dominant. The Jews in Israel became so familiar with Greek only, that’s what they spoke and read. Interestingly Koine Greek was the Greek language spoken at that time.
Around 285 BC the Septuagint a Greek translation of the old testament was being used by the Jews. It was based on Hebrew manuscripts that had been lost. the Septuagint consisted of all thirty nine of the Old Testament books.
The King James translation of the Old Testament consists of the Septuagint, why, because that’s all we have. The Jews used this collection of books for hundreds of years back in BC, and into AD.
The Jews were worshipping false gods noted in the following 4 books, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles. In all the 39 books of the Old Testament we see constant disobedience, much admonishing, and as noted in, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles, worshipping false gods by disobedient kings.
The Jews were exhorted to practice that way of life which God had given them, but failed to pay attention to the scriptures. When Christianity became popular they found out how most of these books could be used against them in arguments. They eventually disallowed any of the books after Deuteronomy.
They came up with only using the first five books of the Old Testament which they call the Torah and we call them the Pentateuch. From what I now understand They also use what they call, The Tanakh Hebrew Bible, I don’t know what it consists of as I only use the King James or NASB, but other good translation are out there like the NIV New International Version. The Septuagint is the 39 books of the Old Testament.
For the New Testament there’s the King James or NASB, but again other good translation are out there like the NIV New International Version. The Tanakh Hebrew Bible is a bible evidently used by the jews. Where it came from or who put it together I don’t know. My website only consists of what I can authenticate.
I use the King James Old andn New Testaments, the King James Old Testament is the Septuagint which is all we have of the Old Testaments thirty nine books. At first the people of Israel were guided by judges then they wanted a king of which Saul was the first. David at a young age kills the Philistine giant Goliath and later becomes king.
Bathsheba the wife of King David gives birth to Solomon who later becomes king. King Solomon in his rule became the smartest man that ever lived, Israel prospered under him.
Under Solomon the first temple was built, replacing the Tabernacle, an immense structure for that time period. 180 feet long, 90 feet wide, about 207 feet high. Later in life King Solomon worshiped other gods and did not keep the commandments set forth by the Lord. The Lord informed him that He would split the kingdom into two nations after his death, 1 Kings 11:9-13.
Israel splits into Two Houses, the Northern Kingdom the House of Israel in Samaria and the Southern Kingdom the House of Judah in Judea. Because the House of Israel (the ten tribes) continued practicing evil ways God allowed the Assyrians to carry them away, and they were never heard from again, although there maybe records showing what happened to them, 2 Kings 15:29, Jeremiah 5:15-16, Ezekiel 23:23-49.
Eventually the House of Judah practicing evil ways was carried away by the Babylonians where it remained for a period in the time of Babylonia’s 70 years of existence, 2 Kings 24 2 Chronicles, 36.
After conquering the Babylonian Empire, in 539 B.C. Cyrus, king of Persia a year later granted the Jews the ability to return to their home land. It grew and once again became known biblically as Israel. With the conquests of Alexander the Great in 331 ended the 200 years of Persian rule.
The conquest of Alexander’s world of his time brought about inhabitants speaking Greek and Because Greek became the dominant language the Jews became familiar with Greek only, hence that is what they spoke and read. Starting around 285 BC the Jews started using the Septuagint a Greek translation of the old testament.
It was based on Hebrew manuscripts that are now lost. They used this collection of books for hundreds of years consisting of all thirty nine of the Old Testament books. This last independent kingdom, came to an end in 63 BCE with its conquest by Rome.
In AD 70 the Romans destroyed the Jewish temple after much trouble from the conquered Israelites. There records were destroyed and lost. Because Jews today have no written records they don’t know if they’re really a Jew or not, proving they’re from that Jewish Dispensation 2000 years ago.
In our world today there are many religions and cults, my web site has 17 categories with 167 articles, the articles go into depth explaining what happened to the New Testament Church.
For other religions and cults I have a bible study program, PC STUDY BIBLE with an add on, Encyclopedia of World Religions, Cults and the Occult, (Topical Index}.
If I want to know about another religion other than Christians oriented ones I’ll use it.