©2000 by R. Grant Jones
* - implies the New Testament context indicates that this is a quotation.
† - indicates that textual variants in the Septuagint are important.
‡ - indicates that textual variants available in the Dead Sea Scrolls are discussed in the associated detailed summary.
° - indicates that textual variants in the New Testament are discussed in the associated detailed summary.
For the "Meaning" column:
U - according to the UBS 4th edition Greek New Testament, these passages agree with the Septuagint against the sense of the Hebrew text.
J - this is my own judgment based on head-to-head comparisons of the NewTestament and Septuagint. A "J" indicates that the New Testament quotation agrees with the Septuagint in meaning, against the sense of the Hebrew text.
H - these passages, in my judgment, agree with the Hebrew against the sense of the Septuagint.
D - disagrees with both the Septuagint and the Hebrew
Annotations relating to "Quality":
P - perfect or near-perfect quotation from the Septuagint - only minor differences, such as word order, articles, inconsequential pronouns, etc.
S - perfect but some words replaced with synonymns (example - Romans 9.17) or with words of related meaning.
O - the New Testament omits portions of the Septuagint text - ellipsis (example - Mark 7.6-7).
L - poetic license employed by the New Testament author: a portion of the Septuagint is replaced or reconstructed (example - Hebrews 10.5-7).
A - the New Testament author augments the Septuagint with additional wording (example - Romans 11.9-10).
F - fragmentary (some words in common - replacements as frequent or more so).
E - few to no words in common (empty set).
The "Weight" column indicates whether the Old Testament source is unique (weight=1), or if multiple Old Testament passages could be the source of the quotation (fractional weights). In some cases, I have determined that one of the Old Testament sources listed by UBS is inferior to the others. In those cases, I have assigned a weight of zero. These weights are used to establish the total number of quotations, the percentage of quotations in agreement with the Septuagint text, etc.