Bible Articles on the Topic of Outcasts

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Improvements in Isaiah

There are times when the Septuagint is immediately seen to be right, and valuable as a correction of the received text. Consider that intriguing passage in Isaiah 16:4: “Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab” This has often been interpreted as a divine fiat that in the last days “Moab” (whoever that might mean) should grant a place of refuge for people of Israel fleeing for their lives. In the LXX: “Let the outcasts of Moab dwell with thee (Israel).” This is palpably right, for the same passage prophesies Messiah: “And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgement, and hasting righteousness.” At such a time there will be no outcasts of Israel needing sanctuary. But then those who have cherished hostility to God’s People over many years will need to “kiss the Son, lest he be angry.”