The Greek Orthodox Church has used the Septuagint throughout all of their existence. The King James scholars, however, were given the Masoretic Text and that is what they used. Keep also in mind that since the 10th century, the RCC and the Greek Orthodox Church refuse to rejoin as they once were prior to the 10th century. So the RCC has always done its thing, while the GOC does theirs.
Originally Posted by gilgal
I purchased the new Orthodox Study Bible last week, and thus far, I love it. It uses the Greek Septuagint of the Old Testament, and even contains other letters rejected by the Protestant Churches, from the Masoretic Text of course.
I don't believe that the Greek Septuagint is perfect, but at least it doesn't possess (to the best of my knowledge) willful alterations made by the Masoretes merely because they refuse to except Jesus as the Messiah. It's obvious that the Masoretes do not want foreigners to participate in the worship of God EXCEPT according to their desires, patterns, and beliefs; without Jesus of course.
Israel is more than just a race; it is more than just a nation; it is the people of God, from faith, by faith, and only faith. Those who assemble in the name of Christ Jesus, embrance Israel because they are Israel