Septuagint and Apocrypha
- Heb. 10:5 is quoted from the Septuagint version of Psalm 40:6.
- Acts 7:14 says that 75 people came from Canaan into Egypt. The Massoretic text says 70, and the Septuagint says 75 which is in agreement with Gen. 46:27.
- Is. 7:14 in the Septuagint says virgin while the Massoretic text says young maiden.
- The earliest copies of the Septuagint (codex Alexandrinus and codex Siniaticus) from the 4th and 5th centuries contain the Apocrypha.
- Clement of Rome (30-100), Polycarp (65-155), Irenaeus (120-202), Clement of Alexandria (155-217), and Origen (185-254) all quote from the Apocrypha.
- The oldest manuscripts containing substantial quotes from the Massoretic text still in existence date from the 9th century. The earliest complete manuscript is from the 10th century.
- The Massoretic text was copied and edited by a group of Jews called the Massoretes between the 7th and 9th centuries A.D.
- The Massoretic text was decided upon by the Pharisees in the council of Jamnia in 70 A.D.