Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Orthodox Study Bible

(finishing my (three year!) review of the Orthodox Study Bible)

This has been the hardest part to write...

The Orthodox Study Bible is very beautiful, and filled with insight into the Eastern traditions.  The English translation of the LXX is very interesting.  It is certainly an excellent resource for those in Eastern rite churches.

My worry is for shaky Evangelical Protestants, who will see many Roman Catholic traditions fortified in these pages.  The Eastern view of Mary is very much in line with the RCC view (possibly even more extreme, if that is possible).  It saddens me that the Orthodox view Protestants as a branch of the Roman church, further from themselves, rather than closer to the teachings of the apostles.