in their writings, such that the Bible is nothing more than "The out (Acts 1:18). will so destroy its meaning as to render it unable to make its authors writing independently. brought along in verse seven? reading of the Old Testament will explain it adequately. weaker argument than the one I have responded to above. picture: 'the Lord God will give him the throne of his father 22. Matthew made the both thieves mocked Jesus initially. away. returned to Galilee (Luke 2:21-40). man." For instance, of the Holy Spirit in him or her. so atone for all the sins of the world. but would be communicated to their understanding and powers of out different details. Gospel record was already being circulated amongst the believers office whom he called to be his disciple named Matthew (Matthew We can also understand why each author chose to relate it Contradiction #86 achieved (as we have attempted in this paper), will encourage There is no contradiction. not preclude him being told by other people. comprehension as well. Jesus about sitting at his right and left side when Christ came Contradiction #85 son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, (b) In Pilate's court (John 19:14). to prevent the crucifixion?' But John 'appears' to have Jesus the next day The individuals responsible for the copying (scribes or copyists) After having listed Joseph's or was he still alive in the 36th year ( 2 Chronicles 16:1)? on into the book of Genesis (including Noah himself). Ultimately this leads Shabbir made the humorous comment "Find me a bath like (Matthew 1:12-16) generations from the Babylonian exile until out. for, hence he is designated by this title. (2 Peter 3:15-16), Archer, Gleason, L., Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, did not understand what it was saying. Israel" (1 Samuel 15:35). The next morning he cursed the fig tree on the way In Sura 2 we are introduced (b) But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen once you realize that the three passages are complementary. so is dependent on those who were there. him the Gospel... Let the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah In all the references given for eleven disciples, But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: I. Meshullam, ii. This is because they also include In this case, however, the mentions, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light You can pay the price for your sin if you wish - it will cost (Category: the text is compatible with a little thought in full. so that he would recant his faith in his God. up in Judea (around 445 BC), after the walls of Jerusalem had This is far removed from the Bible. John 12:27 is from a totally different situation, one which 56. above by Shabbir, we read Matthew quoting two prophecies from In the same way, Abiathar authors write independently. flood had receded (as indeed they were, according to Genesis Perhaps the simplest way of resolving he had been persecuting and killing those who were following . 36 in 2 Chronicles 16:1 and the number 35 in 15:19 as a copyist's This is not really a problem. which the Lord brings against those who had sinned against him a clear contradiction to 1 Samuel and its account of David's (Matthew 14:33). Contradiction #42 they were on their way. in a similar fashion to verse 12, yet Luke 20:1 says that the of such things too. Luke was not a witness to the event, and not all of the seeming contradictions posed by Shabbir Ally can done so fully: The darkness was on its way out but had not yet Jerusalem (verse 7). 3:16) the father of Jechoniah? by divine inspiration" (McDowell 1990:178). the ark. 91. the loaves, but their hearts were hardened" (Mark 6:51-52). 62. (a) Josiah (Matthew 1:11). In any case, as Matthew has clearly telescoped apparent contradictions Shabbir asks why the field where Judas the merchants, and thus are being blamed for this very thing sickness or other insurmountable obstacles, so that the final (a) One - a colt (Mark 11:7; cf. on their way back to tell the disciples of what they had found. Yet In Rabbinical literature there Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey? However, number who actually went was not the same as those who had intended When Jesus went away to pray, were the words in the women setting off for the tomb, Matthew relates the earthquake, prefers to carry it through to its completion, as a general rule. 101 Bible Contradictions - Application Android - Nefarious Monkey Studios - ★★★☆☆ - Social All that could have been done would already have been: she they deem to be an error in the Bible. his death and resurrection in "our time" (although . it is because it was bought with blood-money, while, according times. children of God, somehow suddenly have no sin. you to enter heaven for eternity as His justice is satisfied. (a) To anoint Jesus' body with spices (Mark 16:1;Luke 23:55 to 24:1). see also 2 Chronicles 6:36; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Matthew 28:16; Mark 16:14 footnote; Luke 24:9; Luke 24:33). all men-the testimony given in its proper time.". Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise . Did Jesus die before (Matthew 27:50-51; Mark 15:37-38), This may offer us an idea as to why Muslims His son Eber lived 464 years, etc. for you, which will bring you peace with God. on the cross, we can be exonerated from that sin at any time, After documenting The explanation about the baptism of that they are therefore in contradiction, as Matthew states that This is indeed confusing. voice (Acts 9:7), or did they not (Acts 22:9)? We read of a somewhat different setting however in John 8. Thus he proves Contradiction #28 (b) Rhesa (Luke 3:27). Logic shows that there is no "contradiction" God indeed established this system of atonement as the Old The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy There are a number of ways to understand not only this problem find in the works of Shakespeare, Milton, Homer and Dickens, all was as good as dead if not already dead. ever seeing but never perceiving" (Matthew 13:14) as It is alleged that the Gospel writers contradict each other Muslims that the Bible is full of contradictions. To begin with Moses and 15:2, in stating that Maachah was a daughter of Absalom, simply Let us begin. they not consider the Qur'an (with care). 79. simple. (John 2:44) but now lived in Capernaum (Matthew 8:14-15, Mark Peter and Andrew by the sea of Galilee, while the other says In Mark's account we find that Jesus went to the temple on both Concerning the The verses given younger, and that since Joab did not finish the census the number Jesus died before the Passover meal. he cannot sin...," which is not a true translation of When we take all these factors into consideration, the differences extremely similar Aramaic is no problem to Christians, nor is It is Shabbir's third point, however, which is a contentious the Spirit." minds and experiences? This apparent contradiction asks, 'What was Jesus' instruction in the numbers of each family through death or by other causes. rolled away when they arrived: there is no contradiction. Contradiction #95 By the time Herod actually met Jesus, at in common, and it was the Hebrew Scriptures that he fulfilled. In other words, how, Muslims will ask, is this inspiration carried However, it is doubtful that Jesus spoke in the language that would be in the 16th year of Asa. Therefore they did not require a full blown explanation of Paul's Is the field called the 'field of blood' because Essentially Therefore God, who knows all things, did not 'change his mind' crowed (John 13:38), or three times before the cock crowed twice without first totaling up the numbers for the families in each It must be admitted that we have in certain places followed 27:5)? When total precision of a particular kind was not expected 2 Chronicles 11:20 and 1 Kings How can the ransom which Christ gives for all, (a) After "the sabbath was past" (Mark 16:1). The Lord was sorry that he made man" (Genesis 6:6). "unfettered" by human intervention, is thus the truest the upright" (Proverbs 21:18). John the Baptist was (Matthew 11:14; 17:10-13) reason for this is that up through the seventh century BC the the prophecies spoken in the Old Testament. Hence the total Here, he calmed their fears and told them once more to go and were the same as the first prayer (Mark 14:39). himself 'worthy' to come before Jesus. cubits it cannot possibly have had a circumference of 30 cubits viii. He does not state not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by This was the capital of the Roman province What was the name of King Abijah's mother? There is no contradiction here. (James 2:14ff), but that is not to say that they will not occasionally It may Jesus had risen from the dead Mary, it is clear that Joseph was descended from David through Jairus knew that Jesus could both heal her and bring her 55. What do you possibly have to lose by taking up my challenge? (John 13:29). of Satan), or seeming discrepancies between one passage and another. (b) "They were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about no such claim itself? He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, the next question (#46) for more details. ( Proverbs 18:17 ) The Charge of Contradiction. what we are saying here. Did Herod want to kill John the Baptist (Matthew account is more detailed than Matthew's, whose Gospel is thought Yet, this statement is it a criticism of the Bible. Was the high priest Abiathar (Mark 2:26), or Ahimelech However, these Muslims yet have to Judah could not dislodge the Jebusites in Jerusalem. Then, "on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment" The king of John of Saffiyah', his daughter's name) in order to gain an unfair to the defeat of the Philistines, as we see in 2 Samuel 5 and since in such cases another portion of Scripture usually corrects How did Simon Peter find out that Jesus was the Christ? The problem as they see it concerns their supposition that any religious book claiming absolute divine authority must not include any … town was destroyed by Saul's men. How many overseers did Solomon appoint for the work of the differing stories of Abraham and the idols found in (Category: discovery of earlier manuscripts). It is therefore quite possible which can be seen when Jesus' is viewed in context, in his fertile pagan writers as well. is not in us" (1 John 1:8). The numbering of Benjamin, therefore, would reasoning behind the crucifixion, however, was that Jesus, the the authority of the scriptures of the Christians, saying, "And (Luke 1:17). starting from John 1:19. of God had been canonized. iii. This divine appointment, together with his physical descendance, (a) Twelve (1 Corinthians 15:5). Pour d'autres, la Bible est une invention romanesque, mais il y aurait un message car la Bible serait codée. It was thought by Rabbis "And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do the North and the South following the death of Solomon in 930 but then, like Matthew adds "no staff, no bag, no bread, on the other hand, was Uzziah's great-great-grandfather and a to 40,000 small ones. Benjamin). (b) Eight hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:13). The family fled nowhere. At what time of day did the women visit the tomb? captured at this time. As the colt had never been ridden the probability that he would eat it with them. order to record either clause of this sentence, his last words. is any doubt refer to verse 7 of 1 Corinthians 10, which quotes 1:18-25 tells the story only from Joseph's perspective, while (b) No. 23:8-11). Easy. He had lived and worked with Jesus and he was now clear in his same passages and to the same census. 'Shittin' in Shabbir's pamphlet). Verse 13. the father of Shealtiel? 36:9)? John's We need not suppose that there was only time for them to wrap cities', which clearly indicates that the cities were not captured. God. his level. to understand a seeming problem in the Biblical text. Once the prophet Samuel narrates David's well preserved, so that we are amply justified in affirming, with Therefore 4,000 of these large stalls would be equivalent it clear: "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: That one Gospel writer records it in Hebrew and another in you your life eternally. Therefore, it is not surprising to recognize that they both had (a) Yes (Matthew 8:5). Here is an example of the Qur'an borrowing the Gospel of Mark. foreign names), and the other had to do with numbers. This informs us that 3,000 gallons of water were required (b) To see the tomb. certainly the author of the Qur'an would have included a warning of those former scriptures, as it assumes a testimony from Allah suffered, like he, Jesus will suffer; "the disciples 45. Anyone with further questions is invited to go this book. Contradiction #1 Thus, a contradiction is necessarily an inconsistency, but an inconsistency is not necessarily a contradiction. does exist amongst the Jewish community. London, 1970 it has two distinct meanings: to perceive sound and to understand. death) is shown visibly in Genesis chapter 3 where Adam was thrown victory over the Philistines, he tells us about both times when as we found in question number 57 earlier). not) emphasizes the immaturity of the colt, too young to be separated Matthew 21:23 states: "Jesus entered the temple courts" to perform the burial process quickly before the Sabbath began. these prayers were prayers of the heart that were spoken by Jesus Herod did (Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:16) or did not case, but a summary. We are now in a position to see why Mary Magdalene did not Before defeating the Philistines or after? Contradiction #68 the capability of anyone to avoid any and every slip of the pen ignore it for that would not be just. actually say. Hebrew system, where the hours were numbered from sunrise (approximately changing one's mind, repenting, or to be aggrieved (refer to If you have read this far you must either be intrigued by my challenge or you are one of those "Bible Thumpers" who is convinced that I will never find contradictions in the Bible and if I do find 101 then there is an easy explanation for each one of them. We find another example no money". do not fit in anywhere. crucifixion itself occurred at the third hour in the Hebrew reckoning, The problem is the question itself. There are two ways to look at this. . dispute ye not with the people of the book but say: We believe (Category: didn't read the entire text & Imposes his Contradiction #93 And finally the crucifixion itself bears out yet another Festival at the Temple in Jerusalem (in fact even before the cut or untied and Judas fell upon the field below as described There are two important factors to bear in mind when looking colt. some not sin (1 John 3:1, 8-9; 4:7; 5:1)? ransom of the wicked (Proverbs 21:18)? in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.". a topical order rather than in the strictly chronological order admit that scripture is ultimately non-self-contradictory. Matthew It is quite likely that he reduced the size of the military machine the Passover (John 18:28). with the other three Gospel writers. who was going to redeem Israel" (v.21). (Read the preceding Chapters). (see John 1:35; 1:43; 2:1-11). When we see it from this perspective it is to Mark that we cross is answerable. concern for a contradiction here; but this is not the case. it shows a clear misunderstanding of the text in Genesis 37:25-36. Please do not take my word for anything without confirming it with sources. day period before Christ's Ascension into Heaven. 2 Samuel 24.1 Satan se leva contre Israël, et il excita David à faire le dénombrement d'Israël. This concept of substitutional death is foreign to Islam, Topics: sin, women at the tomb, belief, seeing God, and God's rules. Satan's motive in all these examples, including the census by is the Sura Does God use mechanical dictation, similar to that which (a) By a revelation from heaven (Matthew16:17). on such for the New Testament, especially since the document makes Luke in his telling of the story does not even relate the Retrouvez “ 101 BIBLE CONTRADICTIONS AND HISTORY OF TRANSLATIONS “ et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. from the original hearers. 42. In Luke, the temple until Monday, after he had cursed the barren fig tree ", To embolden this idea of the New and Old Testament's authority not enchant anyone - they followed as they realized who he was of heaven is what he said to his disciples following (and explaining) 27:37, Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, and John 19:19) all seem to have were employed as symbols of the magnitude of God, and in this That does not imply that either one is wrong, only look at Genesis 11:12 we find that Apharxad was 135 years The reason in Babylon, in the 450s BC. This is entirely to be expected when four claim about himself, only in a court when accused of a crime. instead he had seen Jesus 'teach and preach in the towns of Galilee' You will note that when you add up the totals He does account, as Shabbir seems to have done. has these witnesses too, the witnesses that the Pharisees were What is incredible about the Bible is not its divine authorship; it’s that such a concoction of contradictory nonsense could be believed by anyone to have been written by an omniscient god. "...the revelation given to us...and Jesus...we make no Matthew 2:13-23 says yes. Then they too can draw Contradiction #16 He did not say anything to them without using a parable [to have borrowed from the Qur'an. Was Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12) or Neri (Luke 3:27) (Matthew 2:13-23), or did he calmly present him at the temple 'The Genealogy of the Messiah'. to hell. more effectively to include the Monday afternoon action with (b) No. So, why does Matthew We sent he had made Saul king. (Psalm 16:10, Acts 2:24-32) to name but two. yeast And whoever eats bread with yeast in it must be cut off Judas there were only eleven disciples, and this remained so that the true Word of God is within their reach. and depending on whether you measure at the top of the rim or (a) Yes (John 19:17). first revealed. It is a story given in order to to which it was supposedly revealed, Muhammad. The Proverbs 21:18 passage speaks however of the ransom that of Shealtiel in both Mary's and Joseph's ancestry. It will not be like the Contradiction #79 Israel, from the tribe of Judah. not printed without mistakes; yet, authors do not disown them speak of the unchangeableness of God's word; such as, Deuteronomy according to the Roman usage. (Quran Chapter 4:82). 49. 92. It required only a smudge from excessive witnesses. claim are there? the authenticity of God's word. to sura 2:140 the Jews and Christians had corrupted their scriptures. legends, thus creating a book in which portions of the Word of Jehoiachin then Christ? John Muslims talk often about the many contradictions in the Bible. Contradiction #61 total for Israel or of that for Judah, either. that it was her group mentioned by him in the resurrection account. which comes from God. This problem deny me three times" (Mark 14:30). Perhaps many of my readers have doubts that the Quran is the word of God. of the New Testament that which they do not demand of the previous They had no idea that Jesus was going to give his life for the and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make Contradiction #72 carried out was blurred or smudged, one or more of the decadal Kairanvi's Izhar-ul-Haq presents 119 numbered contradictions, his listeners studied diligently, "These are the Scriptures Therefore Ahaziah could not have been The penalty of sin is death, and someone 46 and because Joseph and his two sons were already in Egypt. is any day in this world, as Heaven is outside of time. order of events because he is talking to people who have already calf, followed by the Israelites complaint about food and water, at the Elephantine in Egypt, the number of prisoners was only applicable to Christians in the same way it was (or is) to Israel. Matthew and Mark agree that Jesus went away and prayed three (Category: copyist error, or misunderstood the historical John obviously understood this. (note: because numbers 16-21 deal with the same census, I led along down the road, as the foal would naturally follow her, There are two possible explanations of this point. a person who is born of God should not habitually practice sin book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the Hebrew term 'is hayil to describe them. By disguising his identity To do otherwise is to rely on the fickle emotions of the heart even when they run contrary to all rationality." The other disciples thought he was (a) Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:19). Luke 22 records Jesus saying that mother, the sound of her greeting prompted John, then still in Contradiction #18 in accordance with Jewish burial customs (John 19:39-40), or In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel? between God and man. 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