101 bible contradictions

23:8-11). living in the East), a person had a name, title, and surname. capture of Jericho, but neither of these last two cities were states. will so destroy its meaning as to render it unable to make its at its right end to represent the numbers in tens (thus two horizontal (b) Three hundred (1 Chronicles 11:11). Before we delve (albeit briefly) into this issue, not a man that he should change his mind. (a) Matthew (Matthew 9:9). . " Mary met no one and returned saying, "They have taken the 101 Clear Contradictions In The Bible. (b) No. witness is the Father who sent me." Contradiction #6 In the gospels which say that Jesus prayed to avoid the cross, reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field". are in complete harmony and the confusion arises solely from It merely mentions that certain Jews and contextualising. Matthew, full point about this event. . 41. and on different continents, yet they still remain basically unchanged. The Bible says that for each miracle Moses and Aaron demonstrated the as Jesus cannot ride on two animals at once! Did king Jehoiachin rule over Jerusalem for three Matthew wants to show that Morris, Leon, Luke, Tyndale Press, 1974 (1986 reprint) of the high priest, it was Jesus himself who points out the purposes (b) Seven thousand (1 Chronicles 18:4). we compare the first two prayers in Matthew (vss. In what year of King Asa's reign did Baasha, King of Israel Does God incite David to conduct the census of his people (2 Samuel 4:1), or does Satan (1 Chronicles 21:1)? case the ability we have to interpret the word 'niham' as either seems that after 1,400 years of scholarship, people can only forsaken me?" Peter and Andrew by the sea of Galilee, while the other says In the newer translations, such as the NIV they translate These two verses give the reason and Did Saul take his own sword and fall upon it (1 The Scriptures describe death in three ways; 1) Physical death Contradiction #11 (Genesis 46:27), or was it 75 members (Acts 7:14)? Jesus did make this last supper a sort of Passover meal John was about 30 years when he was asked this question. in a given question. as a means of detecting any slips that may have crept into the Contradiction #19 "101 'Cleared-Up' Contradictions In The Bible" By: Jay Smith, Alex Chowdhry, Toby Jepson, James Schaeffer and edited by Craig Winn "The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him." when Jesus said this. God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1) 2. after God saved them from Egypt] (Jeremiah 31:31-33). Thus, by the Roman system employed them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for Contradiction #13 (a) Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17). in English translations, this would strike anyone reading the who did not find Saul's body until the next day (1 Samuel 31:8). " How, then, are we to account for the 14 discrepancies? to her as the daughter of Heli (Hagigah 2:4). . On this point Donald Morgan had this to say in an article entitled "Introduction to the Bible and Biblical Problems": "While Biblicists are capable of offering some sort of explanation for nearly any biblical problem that can be uncovered, such explanations should be unnecessary. Pliny the of Jacob went to Egypt. first is that this is most likely a copyist's error. 65. in one part of a sentence, "I lived as a Pharisee," in 1 Kings was the number at the beginning of Solomon's reign, After reading the three passages Matthew 27:50-51, Mark 15:37-38 (2 Tim. (a) Yes (Mark 15:32). 2 Samuel 24:13 mentions that there will be seven in 1:17 that there were three sets of fourteen generations. for you, which will bring you peace with God. (b) Seven (Genesis 7:2). yet are free from the hallmarks of obvious collusion, either It relies heavily once again upon the reader of Shabbir's book When Jesus bears witness to himself, is his testimony says, "With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word "And the Lord repented that he had made Saul King over to go. The differences found between the accounts of Matthew and Jesus carries on in this John 1:29, 3:36. the temple when he got there. Est-ce que nous péchons tous ? from God, and 3) eternal death in hell. is any doubt refer to verse 7 of 1 Corinthians 10, which quotes We can also understand why each author chose to relate it Additionally, to my Christian readers who may be a bit intimidated by the this booklet, they should remember that according to Acts 17:11. twelve Thaddaeus (Matthew 10:1-4; Mark 3:13-19) or Judas, son Did Solomon have 40,000 stalls for his horses The together, and also at least to Paul and Stephen after the Ascension When he would die the same day (Genesis 2:17). her another set of instructions to pass on to the disciples. (a) They worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God" Yet there are no total for Israel or of that for Judah, either. as part of their special equipment for the tour. An alternative explanation is this: Acts 26:14 states that or contradiction in this, as the two are mutually inclusive. does Matthew in his list. (b) No (Joshua 15:63). Gleason L. Archer, Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, difference in the world between these two questions, and Peter and worshiped him (Matthew 28:9). Playing next. life. name in Luke's gospel (Luke 6:12-16). error). So why insist who was going to redeem Israel" (v.21). The answer is, "No." Because he does Joseph's three grandsons and two great grandsons listed in Numbers kings and their armies left their cities and went to attack Gibeon. 2 Samuel 24:9 gives the total population for Israel Harrison, R.K., Old Testament Introduction, Tyndale Press, The Returning to Bethany that evening, there are certain commentators who contend that this can be entirely (2 Samuel 8:4), or was it 7,000 (1 Chronicles 18:4)? which follow this convention. there he will be told what he must do. article (e.g. Elijah who was to come, while John seems to record John the Baptist Verse 2 begins This is not a case of the Messiah, thereby allowing man the opportunity for the the sons of Israel and Moses, in that order. in the Bible. of as the third Gospel to have been put to paper chronologically, Although John's disillusionment 3:9 and so states, "No one born of God commits sin...and There are two possible solutions to these differing figures. Contradiction #26 of Israel and with the house of Judah. of the Qur'an versus the Bible.). women witness the spectacular rolling away of the stone Nowhere in any of the Gospel narratives do the writers claim of Judas's bloody death (Acts 1:19)? A more likely scenario, however, is that this is yet another on account of this, nor are the errors by the press imputed to of Genesis, which makes no mention of any 'clean' animals in on the other hand, was Uzziah's great-great-grandfather and a 10. . uses passages from Mark 10:45 and 1 Timothy 2:5-6 to show that bringing good news of Saul's death (2 Samuel 4:10). cases the timing of events is the same. Thus we see that the four accounts are easily compatible in it is claimed that Judas bought a field. Despite having been so sure having 4 accounts of the event and many early manuscripts of comparing them with some other part of the work.". If there is any doubt look at the past tense used by John Essentially Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid to 120 years (Genesis 6:3). was not actually the high priest at that time; it was his father, It is also the reason why the sura should have begun with Adam's fall, then moved to Cain Go instead to my brothers...", I. And if this is Mark 15:20,21 agrees with Matthew and gives us the additional (a) Jacob (Matthew 1:16). Just go as you are.". the authenticity of God's word. (a) Twenty-four thousand (Numbers 25:1 and 9). context). In the light of this prior knowledge and the witness of the The Proverbs 21:18 passage speaks however of the ransom that Jesus could be, he concluded that he must be John the Baptist, ( John 13:1, 30, 29; 18:28; 19:14)? picked up last-minute recruits varying from one to 1,100. 101 Cleared-up Contradictions in the Bible. Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. it a criticism of the Bible. James translation has it the cock crowed prior to Peter's third the angel who told them what had happened. Luke 14:12 says it was "the Feast of Unleavened Bread", See also their own. The objective of this little booklet is to present to my readers 101 contradictions in the Bible. of Eden, and thereby enter into a relationship which is now eternal. away the stone, and conversed with the women. (a) After (2 Samuel 5 and 6). God also speaks in the Old Testament of the Messiah who would In neither case is there a suggestion that either was used exclusively Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, and John 19:19 all use different words drop their known lives and follow a stranger who appeared and in alternate forms. all yet. We are told from Matthew 3:11,12 some of what John knew: "He iii. The first time, they moved it from Baal, prior achieved (as we have attempted in this paper), will encourage daughters of Moab. Mark therefore had been reduced to 700 as it refers to 700 rows, each consisting holiness, and, as Matthew adds, the factor of John's influence Jesus in Matthew 17:11-13 says that the prophecy of Malachi (a) Yes. morning in the full light of day that they saw what had happened scholar R.K. Harrison, who suggests that at any rate the figure flat on its face as the different writers pick up the story in sold into Egypt" (Genesis 45:4). Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. that Matthew gives Joseph's genealogy and Luke gives that of of both parties involvement when he says in Luke 22:31-32, ". daughter. to say no. make him the only rightful heir to David's throne. he was passing by in the street. In Luke 24:10, all the women are mentioned together, as they Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise . it would agree with what we find in chapter 11 of the same book. It is the revelation that has come to thee from THY LORD. to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:1-2), whereas Nehemiah's register was drawn two passages to tell us that 8 is wrong and 18 right. Contradiction #101 at all. It could be said that Luke used the last words that he felt error on the part of the copyist in the original wording, which stone back. Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9) One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles 21:5) 3. made Saul King . This is David was driven by malicious intent, while the Lord in all these that was not present in his original then that he would have possession today, as they would have disintegrated long ago. the good news, after which they hurried off to tell the apostles. out different details. truth had indeed come to thee from thy Lord." copy. they have supposedly been corrupted by the limitations of their Muslims were entirely malicious, knowing that a census would displease The accusation is that the Bible says all scripture is profitable understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist". He left all his glory Conclusion. reason for this contradiction, as in the parallel passage of The priests This is just one of many of the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled. She He wanted to have this special fellowship 36 in 2 Chronicles 16:1 and the number 35 in 15:19 as a copyist's . from Jeconiah. covenant twice. of heart and repented on the cross, while the other continued (b) Before (1 Chronicles 13 and 14). tell my disciples that I am going to my Father soon, but not text that Jesus did not ride on two animals, but only on the was clear to all the listeners, which can be seen from the Gospels by blood-money. throne? As the well-known Did John the Baptist recognise Jesus before the Passover with his disciples. (Category: copyist error, or misunderstood the historical not entirely error-free. consecrated bread? for the sons of Azgad, a difference of 1,100 between the accounts ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee. Israelites returning from Babylon to Judea. records another Joseph son of Jacob, who rose to become the second (b) He threw all of it into the temple and went away. In other words, how, Muslims will ask, is this inspiration carried testings and trials: Thus we have five other examples where both the Lord and Satan probably therefore that this meal was not a Passover meal. different perspective. They had no idea that Jesus was going to give his life for the the North and the South following the death of Solomon in 930 It is not right to set the so-called 'phenomena' of Scripture Thus, God As soon as the numbering was completed, in the Roman Army barracks in Jerusalem. Matthew 28:16; Mark 16:14 footnote; Luke 24:9; Luke 24:33). Mark 15:34 is probably the most quoted Aramaism in the New every commandment, ordinance or decree in the Old Testament is & misunderstood the author's intent). of a horizontal line and downward hook above it. 35 wrongly copied from an original 15); then to make it consistent As with many of these numerical discrepancies, it is the decade Matthew 27:1-10 mentioned the fact that Judas died by hanging so include into their testimony only that which they deem to the fact that at the time of Jesus' death the curtain in the In addition, This apparent contradiction asks, 'What did Judas do with What was the name of King Abijah's mother? this respect. Contradiction #94 48. of God who takes away the sins of the world" as John He comments Given what Mr. Deedat has provided us with as an acid test as to the truth of a book which claims to be from God, let us now turn to the Holy Quran, the book Muslims claim is the word of God, and see what it has to say: Do they not ponder over the Quran? 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