Isaiah 65:1

Hebrew Bible

1I made myself available to those who did not ask for me; I appeared to those who did not look for me. I said, ‘Here I am! Here I am!’ to a nation that did not invoke my name. 2 I spread out my hands all day long to my rebellious people, who lived in a way that is morally unacceptable and who did what they desired. 3 These people continually and blatantly offend me as they sacrifice in their sacred orchards and burn incense on brick altars.

LXX Isaiah 65:1


1 I became visible to those who were not seeking me; I was found by those who were not inquiring about me. I said, “Here I am,” to the nation that did not call my name. 2 I stretched out my hands all day long to a disobedient and contrary people, who did not walk in a true way but after their own sins. 3 These are the people who provoke me to my face continually; they sacrifice in the gardens and burn incense on bricks to the demons, which do not exist,

 Notes and References

"... Natalio Fernández Marcos showed that the textual variants in Isaiah 65–66 attest a pattern of readings in manuscripts Ziegler called “Lucianic.” In these manuscripts he identified 13 small changes taken from the Three toward conformity with the Masoretic Text, but even more stylistic improvements and a few Atticizing tendencies. He then pointed out a few older readings preserve in Antiochene manuscripts, readings that were supplanted in later manuscripts. Finally, he noted the Antiochene reading was an exegetical method that emphasized the historical over the allegorical method of interpretation, but he did not associate this method with specific Antiochene textual readings. In other words, the label “Antiochene reading” does not constitute a witness to Antiochene theology in the same way as Seeligmann claimed the Old Greek was a witness to Alexandrian theology ..."

Penner, Ken M. Septuagint Commentary Series: Isaiah (pp. 638-639) Brill, 2021

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