What would Jesus do? 1
This is from Which Old Testament text did Jesus prefer and quote from? Is Jesus' practise relevant to us today or does it not apply since he was using scripture texts in an oral context rather than written?
Did Jesus Recognize a Specific Text of Scripture?
Did Jesus recognize a specific text form of scripture? It does not appear so, for his usage of scripture is allusive, paraphrastic, and-so far as it can be ascertained-eclectic. We find agreement with the proto-Masoretic text, with the Hebrew under-lying the Septuagint (perhaps even the Septuagint itself), and with the Aramaic para-phrase. Several examples from each category will illustrate the phenomena. The examples that are chosen are the most obvious, in that they stand over against the readings in the other versions.
I'll follow this up with a look at how the two gospel accounts of the sermon on the mount vary, and then look a bit at the Septuagint.