2 Chronicles 24:20 in the Septuagint and the common today's Bible


Hello, I was wondering about this variant of the Septuagint, where it is not Zecharias, but Azarias who is spoken of.

20 καὶ πνεῦμα Θεοῦ ἐνέδυσε τὸν ᾿Αζαρίαν τὸν τοῦ ᾿Ιωδαὲ τὸν ἱερέα καὶ ἀνέστη ἐπάνω τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ εἶπε· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· τί παραπορεύεσθε τὰς ἐντολὰς Κυρίου; καὶ οὐκ εὐοδωθήσεσθε, ὅτι ἐγκατελίπετε τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἐγκαταλείψει ὑμᾶς.

20 And the Spirit of God came upon Azarias …

20 Then the spirit of God clothed Zechariah, son of Jehoiada the priest. He took his stand above the people and said to them: “Thus says God, Why are you transgressing the Lord’s commands, so that you cannot prosper? Because you have abandoned the Lord, he has abandoned you.”

Which one is it? Is it again a double name thing? :slight_smile: Thank you!


Not exactly an answer to the question, but here’s a nice abstract.


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