I have a huge question (huge for me anyway). Today I was reading the book of Joshua (NLT) and in the part about how Achan steals some of the loot from Jericho. Something really disturbed me because according to the NLT Achan's family are also stoned with him: "Then Joshua said to Achan, "Why have you brought trouble on us? The LORD will now bring trouble on you." And all the Israelites stoned Achan and his family and burned their bodies." (Joshua 7:25). So I decided to check the Septuagint and this is what the same verse says on the Septuagint: "And Joshua said to Achar, Why hast thou destroyed us? the Lord destroy thee as at this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones." (Joshua 7:25). So it seems the Septuagint does not give me the same moral problem as the NLT which is based on the Masoretic Text. What I want to ask is Which one is more trustworthy and accurate the Septuagint or the Masoretic Text.
If you want the link to the Septuagint its:http://www.ecmarsh.com/lxx/Genesis/index.htm
Im sorry if i have posted this in the wrong forum, excuse my mistakes because this is the first time I have ever posted on this site.
We Orthodox should always refer to the LXX in preference to the MT. The LXX is the Old Testament of the Church and the version most frequently attested to by the New Testament. The MT is a post-Christian Jewish version.