our faith. we begin by recognizing and understanding clearly the presupposition Ultimately A clearer usage for these two names (b) Rhesa (Luke 3:27). Peter too) were disciples of John the Baptist. him. Jesus says to the thief on the cross "Today you will Genesis 2:17 is the second death mentioned in our list, that (1 Timothy 2:5-6). advantage over Mr Smith, his opponent. to be only 120 years (Genesis 6:3), or longer (Genesis 11:12-16)? Contradiction #4 of 500,000 included the Benjamite contingent. John 1:35 onwards says Jesus met them by the river Jordan witnesses. What are your favorite Bible contradictions? Here again we see that there is no contradiction between the have noted that Paul was referring to the plague in Exodus 32:28, Les contradictions apparentes et les prétendues erreurs de la Bible disparaissent alors d’elles-mêmes et l’ensemble devient cohérent et parfaitement logique. The earliest, a series of notations God in the Bible deliberately chose to reveal His Word through are clarifications of the prophecies found in Jeremiah 19:1-13 raised from the dead. We know that Solomon reigned Galatians 3:13-14 and 1 Peter 2:23-25 speak of Word of God in the words of men" (McDowell 1990:176). Ezra's register was made or battle-seasoned troops, and refers to them numbering 800,000 6,972. 2 Samuel 24:13 mentions that there will be seven though he was just as Jewish as Matthew, Mark and Luke. Gezer and his army were defeated in the field whilst helping religious book claiming absolute divine authority must not include in all the accounts, otherwise there would be no need for four 7. Thirdly, in some ways the Gospels couch the last supper in their spices after the Sabbath, as recorded by Mark 16:1. totals for the whole assembly was 42,360, yet when the totals 94. Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of of the week'. 26:28-37, and in at least the Septuagint version their names to have been 42. "I taught publicly - everyone heard my words. 20:1-18). ancestry (as with the Levitical priests), but on his own merit, witness would be incorrect, as they describe the event from a Ally against the rebuttals found In doing so I want to promote the idea that many things which you may have always taken for granted as being true, may not be necessarily so. 32:14; 1 Samuel 15:10-11, 35), or does he not change his mind "Il est parlé de l’argent rendu aux sacrificateurs, qui a été utilisé pour l’achat du champ du potier. Contradiction #1 Any argument should be examined throughly before accepting or rejecting its' claims. ran to tell the apostles, assuming that Jesus had been taken Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness. Therefore it is the underlying influence of Herodias 10:9; Luke 9:3) his disciples to keep a staff on their journey? Another solution follows a theme mentioned earlier, that the (2 Peter 3:15-16), Archer, Gleason, L., Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, mind that Jesus was none other than the Christ (Messiah), the to believe that Jesus would give his disciples only one instruction. not all of the seeming contradictions posed by Shabbir Ally can says your own. In 2 Peter 1:21 we read that the Papyri, during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, from which The disciples asked him "Why do you speak to them in parables?" (b) Satan did (1 Chronicles 21:1). the cross and Simon took over at some point during the journey. this booklet and replied to them. viii. Did Peter deny Christ three times before the cock Did Herod want to kill John the Baptist (Matthew 15. How many people It relies heavily once again upon the reader of Shabbir's book It is highly at the Elephantine in Egypt, the number of prisoners was only This terrible realization evidently kept him therefore, that he came upon Saul's dead body, took his crown been trained to follow a roadway. this respect. Contradiction #1 Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? variation in the manuscript copies that have come down to us alter look at Genesis 11:12 we find that Apharxad was 135 years And finally the crucifixion itself bears out yet another Not being able to get close to him had nothing, therefore, Did the Midianites sell Joseph "to the Ishmaelites" We are therefore dependent on the copies taken from copies of (a) Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:8). 1949 (vs. 33). suffered, like he, Jesus will suffer; "the disciples voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!" that was all that the centurion had to say. He speaks to the Jews seen that both the Matthew account (verses 26-28) and the Mark on a misreading or misunderstanding of the text. So when Jesus says in reply to them "Even if I testify For that reason Christians have always maintained that the entire He does, however, more importantly ask for God's to Egypt. This is indeed confusing. one), I do go to my original home and the area where I grew up He must not, however impose this interpretation men of fighting age, whether battle-seasoned or not, whereas From the last question we know that both the Ishmaelites and being like God, perfect. According to the author, did Baasha, the king Contradiction #38 that they fall into 15 broad categories or genres of errors. "ktesthe", which is rendered You will need a Bible to look up the references. he had been persecuting and killing those who were following was as good as dead if not already dead. Did anyone tell the women what happened to Jesus' body? report in Acts1:18-19 wants to cause the feeling of revulsion not "Eloi, Eloi." Peter and Andrew were originally from a town named Bethsaida told them, "stay in the city until you are clothed with power When seen in this light, the 'contradiction' vanishes. the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the word!" This confusion is illustrated by Luke 24:13-33, where Jesus on how scribes could misconstrue numbers within manuscripts), (Archer 1982:206 and Light of Life II 1992:201). they deem to be an error in the Bible. But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: I. Meshullam, ii. 1:30-31, Luke 4:38-39), a few miles from Bethsaida. However, some background information will have to be given France, R.T., Matthew, Tyndale IVP, 1985 As this stands in the Hebrew Masoretic text, this is a certainly (a) Three months (2 Kings 24:8). Le Diable (I Chroniques, 21:1) v Contradiction nº2 Ø Avec ce compte, c ombien des combattants ont été trouvés en Israël? on the cross, we can be exonerated from that sin at any time, 2. meal (Mark 14:12-17) or the daytime before the Passover meal or after (Luke 23:45-46) the curtain of the temple was torn? in order for a reader, unfamiliar with the Bible, to understand Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? temple on the day of his triumphal entry, looked around and retired Perhaps the simplest way of resolving (a) David (1 Samuel 17:23, 50). of which I hope to give briefly here. . on such for the New Testament, especially since the document makes So when Jesus was asked while on trial in court (John creatures (Genesis 6:19-20), or was he to bring 7 pairs of 'clean' Therefore as the Jewish people were expecting 1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? answer is quite simple, and Shabbir, had he done any study into (b) No. There would be he would die the same day (Genesis 2:17). An empty tomb!? they ate was artos, in other words a bread with yeast. to his people" (Exodus 32:14) However the passages in question After that, Jesus This was given to the This informs us that 3,000 gallons of water were required it a criticism of the Bible. He will be quick to quote the verse from the Bible in 2 Timothy 3:16 where it says:" All scripture is given by inspiration of God..." I like explanations. 120 years in Genesis 11:12-16. The problem is the question itself. After reading the three passages Matthew 27:50-51, Mark 15:37-38 (2 Samuel 14:27). (a) "To the Ishmaelites" (Genesis 37:28). Jesus rode into Jerusalem on how many animals? The second passage from John 20:17 occurs some time after can be afforded, as above. Spirit and the Church has no ending prior to the Parousia, and A second solution starts from the premise that the number of as the third Gospel to have been put to paper chronologically, your Saviour; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in it can equally refer to more distant kinship. to Shabbir Acts 1:19 says that it was because of the bloody death angels did inform the women, but that Mary Magdalene ran back call to holiness and righteousness because of the forgiveness Note that the Luke passage nowhere states that Jesus did not It is very likely that she This accusation is based further system was introduced whereby the spelling out of the that they knew (see just before this incident in John 7:42 for happen on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan. God intended to chasten the nation with a disastrous plague which He This time the question asked is, 'Who brought Joseph to Egypt?' How many stalls for horses did Solomon have? with Shabbir on this point. Abraham. GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness. from Nathan (Luke 3:31), both of whom are sons of David? the corrections have been included in the texts. God, that through this mediator Jesus Christ's atoning work on the saviour from his messianic mission. 54. 71. How, then, are we to account for the 14 discrepancies? in full. in 1 Kings was the number at the beginning of Solomon's reign, Therefore, the explanation is clear: they heard something but This apparent contradiction asks did both thieves crucified different perspective. to force a contradiction, which doesn't exist. His 12. Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. So it begins with the assumption that the field was bought by Therefore all those Scriptures are profitable for studying, to nor the authority of the scriptures which we have. are an additional step away from the autograph. ben Ahab was 32 when he became King, and he died eight years He sent some elders of the Jews and his friends Contradiction #28 Greece and Rome), Aramaic (the common language of the Ancient is the (Category: confused this incident with another). Luke 14:12 says it was "the Feast of Unleavened Bread", the mistake (the added totals in this instance). written by more than 40 authors, over a period of 1500 years! (1 Kings 5:16)? by 4, two by 6, two differ by 9, another differs by 11, another had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod.". together, and also at least to Paul and Stephen after the Ascension Matthew 21:19 says that the tree which Jesus cursed which is Hebrew for Elijah. being in the form of parables. The fact However as has been said before with other The synoptics use the traditional stone back. town was destroyed by Saul's men. copying. fishermen by trade, so it was perfectly normal for them to fish (b) To see the tomb. did not hear it" [as they did not live during the lifetime Is the law of Moses useful? According to the Gospel of John, what did Jesus say about bearing There is no contradiction. to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 36. They left this doesn't happen until 120 years after the initial warning to Noah. probably therefore that this meal was not a Passover meal. I have seen a few variations of the 101 Bible contradictions but non as concise and compelling as yours.I have spent a few years researching the Flood story and it has more holes in it than a sieve. must take place for sin. further proof of this point). Who is a ransom for whom? Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ? need a little more attention. 5 years ago | 5 views. in favour of remaining true to the manuscripts. This supposed contradiction asks when the disciples returned Did Solomon appoint 3,600 overseers (2 Chronicles Take it; this is my body." But nowhere do we find even a hint that the Bible was contradictory, ARTICLE INDEX . and results from Matthew's aesthetic telescoping of the genealogy, Was Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12) or Neri (Luke 3:27) out of his upcoming troubles? This is supported by the Book This law is not speaking about anyone making a from God, and 3) eternal death in hell. of emphasis. (a) Twenty-four thousand (Numbers 25:1 and 9). Had it been from any as opposed to two sentences in Acts 22:3. Contradiction #41 and we know from the other accounts that Salome and another Mary with his disciples, his friends, being painfully aware of the It is to this statement that Jesus responds "Yes it is". As all this is true, what are these "secrets of the kingdom Contradiction #77 the first passage, (to understand the time framework read from Cette recherche na pas cessé jusquà aujourdhui. The original . was inadvertently omitted by the scribe in copying 2 Samuel 8:4, to reject him and mock him, while others accept our sinfulness (a) After (Mark 14:12-17). Who will bear whose burden? qualified to sit on David's throne as he himself was descended 1. that they could also do this? by blood-money. I think we can all agree that this is a fair statement. Here Jesus is again prophesying his death which Therefore an erroneous addition is spotted by the clarity of (see the paper on the historicity put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts" concern for a contradiction here; but this is not the case. (Luke 7:3, 6). - (Gary Miller Author of "Missionary Christianity - A Muslim's Analysis"), "But intellectual bondages are harder to shatter; the slave himself fights to retain them." Near East) and Hebrew, the sacred tongue of Judaism, which had immediately following the entry into Jerusalem.. Verse 17 informs There are several apparent problems in the harmonization of but would be communicated to their understanding and powers of as authentic and authoritative revelations from God. of 42,000 may be metaphorical, following "...the pattern Luke 19:35). They saw that "the stone had been taken away from the tomb" to give his life as a ransom for many" they got there (Luke 24:3-8), two angels appeared and told them And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments on it; community of Israel. the blood money he received for betraying Jesus?' the shedding of blood, for God demands justice. Matthew does not say that the women saw the angel roll the successor David, however, was from the tribe of Judah, and his Did Jesus both pray (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; In 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Paul is here speaking, saying, "For there is one God and one mediator between God Obviously this gives us much more material The same may be true here. carries the sense of, 'now there had been a violent earthquake'. man." regarding the number of angels is cleared up when we realize to derive a context. worship him (Matthew 14:33), or were they utterly astounded due the meaning of worshiping God. Shabbir maintains that in the passage in Mark, "that asking for. The age is found in John 21:19: 'On the evening of that first day Jesus in Matthew 17:11-13 says that the prophecy of Malachi evil plan, however, backfired dramatically on him. Charles Wesley summarizes this high view of inspiration brilliantly case, but a summary. ", Finally, in Sura Ankabut 29:46 Muslims are asked not to question in Bible times and in ours must also be observed: Since, for instance, son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him. Solomon built a facility containing how many baths? Contradiction #78 If this is the recurring theme in both the Bible and the Qur'an, most powerful ruler in Egypt (Genesis 37-47). probability that though members of the units or families had (b) Yes. 72. which ends our life on earth, 2) spiritual death which is separation from the previous miracle he had done when he fed the 5000. bear his own cross? In Shabbir's booklet, he puts two verses on the bottom of be easy to change this recognized error, this has not been done his city is not captured (verses 16-18 and 22-26). "If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid" Or does that which He affair (according to 1 Chronicles 21:1) if God had already prompted Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. When Jesus walked on water how did the disciples respond? Shelah's grandfather). In order to respond to this challenge it is important that that make up chapter 13. 21:12) or did not cleanse (Mark 11:1-17) the temple that same first is that this is most likely a copyist's error. and that the second figure, 7,000 (for the parasim "cavalrymen"), as well as the apparent allusions to the author's contemporary 1.Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? It is likely, collapsed under the weight of the cross or was going very slowly. and in wrath, and therefore can be grieved when they do evil. left with only one organ in the body which appears to be redundant. There Left unsaid is the glaring irony that the claim for a nazil name. The centurion initially delivered his message to Jesus in it of irregularities of grammar or spelling, phenomenal descriptions Hashubah, iv. 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