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Are there any English Bible translations whose primary text for the OT is the Septuagint?

There are a few. Some of them are published as academic works, while others are intended for the common use and worship (especially in Eastern Orthodox Churches). The first was The Holy Bible ...
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How possible is it that the Septuagint / LXX wasn't specifically quoted in the NT?

It is highly unlikely. I will address the OP's commentary/questions in turn: The reason why I ask this is because I can't really seem to find much proof of the age of the Septuagint. I offer the ...
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Does the Old Testament word Sheol have Greek or Hebrew origins?

The word "Sheol" was not coined by the scribes of the Greek Septuagint. It is Hebrew. One reference is Strong's Concordance and Lexicon, in which its rendering in Deuteronomy 32:22 has ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

First, I’d like to give a bit of background on the different OT manuscripts. The OT in English Bibles is almost always based off the Masoretic text and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but some use the ...
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What are the meanings of the abbreviations used in the Hatch/Redpath Concordance to the Septuagint?

One place to start would be with the first edition of the work, which is available on Wikimedia Commons (only the 2nd volume and supplement are on Google Books). From what I can tell, the second ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus misquoted Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16?

The issue of New Testament quotations of the Old Testament is broad and well-studied, so it's well worth reading a book like John Wenham's Christ and the Bible to get a feel for the complexities. ...
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What was the reason why the Jews specifically used the substitute Adonay/Kyrios for the Tetragrammaton?

Here is an answer from a Jewish perspective. The Bible calls G-d Y-h-v-h, which is called “the Tetragrammaton,” which means a four-letter word. While the Tetragrammaton appears on Torah scrolls, even ...
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Does the Old Testament word Sheol have Greek or Hebrew origins?

Does the Old Testament word ”Sheol” have Greek or Hebrew origins? The word ”Sheol” is of Hebrew origins. However it may be somewhat a Assyro-Babylonian loan-word for "Shu'alu.” Etymology The ...
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Do Bible translations matter?

As also born again Christian, I can offer you some insight, although I'm not sure this will be a suitable question for this website format overall. Does Bible translation matter? Yes and no. Bibles ...
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Is there a translation of the Bible into Hebrew that is based on the LXX+NT?

These comments pertain only to the Septuagint portion of the question. OP elaborates in comments: I was wondering if anyone has attempted to restore the original Hebrew text on which the LXX was ...
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Is the OT translation in "The Apostolic Bible - Polyglot" based strictly on the LXX or MT text?

Charles Van der Pool does not specify in the introduction whether his translation included Masoretic influences, but from what he does say, it is doubtful. He makes a concerted effort throughout the ...
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Which canon did the Early Church recognize?

The earliest Old Testament canon is mentioned by Josephus circa 95CE, as well as the reason why they considered it "from God". From there, it's history is shown by Melito of Sardis circa ...
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Where can I find Julia Smith's translation of the Septuagint?

On the Textus Receptus website, Julia Smith's translation is listed on the right hand side column underneath Green's Literal Version. So, you can look up any verse of the Old or New Testament and see ...
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Which canon did the Early Church recognize?

I’m trying to compile the History of the Bible, at least the Christian recognition of what was inspired and what wasn’t in the Old Testament. Best way to see what Christians recognized as inspired ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

I can think of one example. Matthew 21:16 (KJV) And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou ...
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Is the OT translation in "The Apostolic Bible - Polyglot" based strictly on the LXX or MT text?

The canon by which we can, at least in part, compare the texts, would be with the DSS manuscripts and fragments. They tended, greatly, to agree with the LXX over the MT. (I think the ratio was 13-1). ...
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Is the OT translation in "The Apostolic Bible - Polyglot" based strictly on the LXX or MT text?

I tried putting this as only a comment to your good answer, Zenon, but it really wasn't the proper place; comments are usually just temporary. The Apostolic Bible has this in their version of Psalm ...
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Did the pre-Christian Greek Bible contain only the five books of Moses?

No, the entirety, more or less,1 of the Old Testament seems to have had a Greek version or translation since the second century at least, based on the translator's Prologue to the Greek version of Ben ...
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What was the reason why the Jews specifically used the substitute Adonay/Kyrios for the Tetragrammaton?

The English word “God” (“got” in German and “Godh” in Iceland) is derived from a root to call, meaning to call upon. It does not denote an anthropomorphic and anthropopathic being. For G-d has no ...
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What is older: Dead Sea Scrolls or Septuagint? Which is more reliable?

A question of reliability ultimately appeals to a method for determining such, an answer this open is hard to answer except for by the answerers feelings, as is demonstrated in the first answer to ...
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Is there a translation of the Bible into Hebrew that is based on the LXX+NT?

Translations of the NT (originally in Greek) into Hebrew abound. Modern versions are for instance available in the Biblical Society of Israel. Older versions are found online (e.g. here, and any other ...
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Do Protestants believe Jesus misquoted Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16?

The New International Version is in perfect harmony with Jesus' quoting from Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16: "Do you hear what these children are saying" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have ...
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What are the six OT quotes in the NT, which are not from the Septuagint?

Protestant authors Archer and Chirichigno list 340 places where the New Testament cites the Septuagint but only 33 places where it cites from the Masoretic Text rather than the Septuagint (G. Archer ...
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Did the pre-Christian Greek Bible contain only the five books of Moses?

Just because originally only the Pentateuch was translated into Greek doesn't mean that the rest wasn't translated later. The date of the 3rd century BCE is supported (for the Torah translation) by a ...
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