Greek mythology in the OT

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Greek mythology in the OT

I came across the following on the mythical creatures in the Septuagint.

unicorns: Job 39:9-10, Psalm 22:21, Numbers 23:22, Numbers 24:8, Psalm 92:10,
Deut 33:17, Isaiah 34:7
dragons: Isaiah 34:13, Psalm 91:13, Psalm 74:13, Deut 32:33, Micah 1:8
cockatrice: Isaiah 11:8
satyr: Isaiah 13:21
witches: Exodus 22:18, 1 Samuel 15:23, 2 Kings 21:6, Leviticus 19:31
and of course the usual assortment of sorcerers, giants and such.

Excluding the usual witches and giants and even the dragons, unicorns, satyrs and cockatrice are Greek mythology. This is not great evidence but secondary support of my theory that the original Old Testament was the Greek Septuagint. It is not great because one could argue influence from the Greek city of Joppa which was there long enough to figure into its own mythology of Perseus and Andromeda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I came across the following on the mythical creatures in the Septuagint.

unicorns: Job 39:9-10, Psalm 22:21, Numbers 23:22, Numbers 24:8, Psalm 92:10,
Deut 33:17, Isaiah 34:7
dragons: Isaiah 34:13, Psalm 91:13, Psalm 74:13, Deut 32:33, Micah 1:8
cockatrice: Isaiah 11:8
satyr: Isaiah 13:21
witches: Exodus 22:18, 1 Samuel 15:23, 2 Kings 21:6, Leviticus 19:31
and of course the usual assortment of sorcerers, giants and such.

Excluding the usual witches and giants and even the dragons, unicorns, satyrs and cockatrice are Greek mythology. This is not great evidence but secondary support of my theory that the original Old Testament was the Greek Septuagint. It is not great because one could argue influence from the Greek city of Joppa which was there long enough to figure into its own mythology of Perseus and Andromeda.

 

 

I find it funny that you play historian and still still chose sides in a conflict where both sides have their roots in mythology and are both too stupid to see this as the cause.

 

 

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