Even within the books that we share in common with the non-Orthodox, the texts are different, as we can see, for example, in the above mentioned quotation from the Book of Job. One of the major reasons for these differences is that the Orthodox Church uses the Septuagint text of the Old Testament, which was also the text used by the holy Apostles in the time of our Saviour.

The subject of the Descent into Hades–the “neutralization of the Netherworld”–is of vital importance. The implications of that event in Christ’s work of salvation has been sorely underestimated in the West; but that is a subject that will require yet another article.

The Septuagint Text