Influence of the Septuagint on the Christian Canon

12 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2019

Date Written: May 1, 2019


As from February 8, 2006, the International Organization for Septuagint Studies (LXX) established on February 8 as the International Day of the LXX: a day for celebration and encourage its study. Robert A. Kraft of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) had reported that this Greek biblical version, and its protagonists, were the ones that facilitated Gentiles and Jews access to the Hebrew biblical texts.

Some of the questions that arise from the reading of the Bible and particularly the Old Testament (OT) revolve around the antiquity of the texts that make up the biblical corpus. Also, do we wonder how the LXX has historically emerged? How has he contributed to the Christian canon? Why Rabbinic Judaism after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. abandoned it? What influence could he have had on the Hellenistic Jews? And something very important, what transcendence does the Septuagint have for theologians and for the Christian canon?

Keywords: Theology, Biblical Studies, Old Testament, Septuagint

Suggested Citation

Astacio, Suzy, Influence of the Septuagint on the Christian Canon (May 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

Suzy Astacio (Contact Author)

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