Is the Orthodox Study Bible accurate?
Many learned people believe that the Septuagint contains more reliable text of the Old Testament than the Masoretic text made by Jewish scribes long after Christianity appeared on the world scene. … So, the Orthodox Study Bible text is the Holy Scriptures almost similar to those used by the first Church.
What version of the Bible do orthodox use?
The Orthodox Study Bible uses the New King James Version of the Bible as the basis for a fresh translation of the Septuagint text. The Septuagint is the Greek version of the Bible used by Christ, the Apostles, and the early church.
When did Orthodox Christianity start?
Is the Orthodox Old Testament?
Unlike Roman Catholics with their Vulgate, the Eastern Orthodox never designated an ‘official’ Old Testament. While the LXX ‘truly is the Bible of the Church,’ many other text types have been welcome, especially Theodotion, the version that transmits the Book of Daniel in almost all LXX manuscripts.
What came first Catholic or Orthodox?
Therefore the Catholic Church is the oldest of all. The Orthodox represents the original Christian Church because they trace their bishops back to the five early patriarchates of Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Constantinople and Antioch.
How does Greek Orthodox differ from Christianity?
Main differences: The Orthodox consider the ‘Holy tradition’ of the church to be divinely inspired along with the Bible but the Protestants only consider Bible as divinely inspired. Orthodox Christians have the concept of deification and purgatory while the Protestants reject both.
Why was Orthodox founded?
The Orthodox tradition developed from the Christianity of the Eastern Roman Empire and was shaped by the pressures, politics and peoples of that geographical area. Since the Eastern capital of the Roman Empire was Byzantium, this style of Christianity is sometimes called ‘Byzantine Christianity’.
Which Apostle started the Orthodox Church?
Two patriarchates are noted to have been founded by St Peter, the patriarchate of Rome and the patriarchate of Antioch. The Eastern churches accept Antioch as the church founded by St Peter (see the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Syriac Orthodox Church).