Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

How Grace Became Mercy

Friday, May 14th, 2010 by Dale M. Coulter

In my devotional reading, I have been moving through the Hebrew prophets. While reading Isaiah I began to notice that the Hebrew term hesed tends to get translated by the Septuagint (LXX) as mercy. The Septuagint is a Greek translation of the Old Testament that was made by Jews in Alexandria, Egypt. This may be a little surprising to some today since most English translations render hesed as steadfast¬†love or loving kindness. The Septuagint’s¬†simple translation has impacted us more than we know. To paraphrase Paul Harvey, we need the rest of the story. . . . Read the rest of this entry »