The bible is full of errors and contradictions - this is a common objection that has been leveled at the bible too many times to count it has been answered just as often it has been answered just as often. T he bible has many seeming contradictions within its pages for example, the four gospels give four differing accounts as to what was written on the sign that hung on the cross for example, the four gospels give four differing accounts as to what was written on the sign that hung on the cross. Further, no greek manuscript contains the apocryphal books as does the roman catholic bible moreover, not a single ancient manuscript contains all of the apocryphal books lastly, only four of the apocryphal books are found in copies of the lxx and these manuscripts date to the fourth century ad. Acts 22:16, the niv study bible says, baptism is the outward sign of an inward grace the reality and symbol are closely associated in the new testament the niv teaches the church was built on peter. Critics of the bible have raised a variety of questions about apparent contradictions and errors in the bible, ethical issues (slavery, the destruction of the canaanites, etc.
Below are the kinds of replies you can expect from a roman catholic priest if you ask him about the contents of this bible study yes i know matthew 23:9, seems to condemn calling me father, but you are not able to understand the bible like i do. Many alleged bible contradictions can be dealt with as being scribal errors, especially when concerning numbers in the books of samuel, kings, and chronicles for example, 2samuel 8:4 states that david took 700 horsemen while 1chronicles 18:4 states he took 7,000. As for the location, archaeologists have found that in jesus' time jericho was a double city, with the old jewish city situated about one and a half kilometers (1 mi) away from the newer roman city.
Numerous contradictions in the bible according to most christians, jesus was god-incarnate, fully man and fully god can the finite and the infinite be one to be fully god means freedom from finite forms and from helplessness, and to be full man means the absence of divinity. Bible contradictions paul said, god is not the author of confusion, (i corinthians 14:33), yet never has a book produced more confusion than the bible there are hundreds of denominations and sects, all using the inspired scriptures to prove their conflicting doctrines. The koran and the bible compared the koran: muslims believe that the koran (qur‟an) was gradually revealed from allah to muhammad verbally through the angel jibrīl (gabriel) over a period of approximately. The preface to the new revised standard version has an interesting discussion of this, and we can see some evidence of corrections between the king james and new international versions of the bible: (the king james passages on the left are contradictory, while the new international version's passages are not. Some people simply do not study the bible diligently enough to discern good from evil, we must have our senses exercised by reason of use - hebrews 5:12-14 we must search the scriptures daily - acts 17:11.
The study of inconsistencies in the bible has a long history in the 17th century, spinoza considered the bible to be, a book rich in contradictions in the 18th century, thomas paine in the age of reason compiled many of the bible's self-contradictions. Also in a discussion of apparent contradictions, licona said, it is important to distinguish between a contradiction and a difference most of the things we find in the gospels are differences. By wayne jackson infidels frequently claim: the bible is filled with mistakes and contradictions yet when they are challenged to cite such contradictions, critics will usually generalize by suggesting, oh, there are many of them. The list of contradictions in this paper is by no means complete, the examples being chosen primarily from the gospels the examples given above, however, more than prove the point that the bible is most definitely not, in any sense, the word of god. Some bible contradictions appear contradictory solely because of the intricacies of bible translation analysis of the original languages of the bible (hebrew for the old testament and greek for the new testament) can solve many apparent issues.
I cannot have confidence in the bible, for it is a book filled with contradictions i could not estimate how many times i have heard this charge against the holy scriptures over the past quarter of a century one thing, however, has been consistent about the allegation—the critic rarely can. Many alleged bible discrepancies can be answered by a recognition of this principle an example of supplementation the case of the healing of the blind men of jericho presents an interesting study in supplementation (matthew 20:29-34 mark 10:46-52 luke 18:35-43) two prominent problems have been set forth. The new king james version is it the word of god it condemns itself as being a fraud the nkjv condemns itself as a fraud the bible is not only the word of god it is also the words of god. Carefully compare my reasoning and his reply, since many times he only responds to the short abstract given on this page, without paying any attention to the detailed discussion of each of these contradictions, found when one follows the given links.
Gether of all the contradictions which, he maintained, he had found in the scriptures (1949, p 208) arguments concerning alleged contradictions in the bible were advanced in the past history of the. Solutions to bible errors how do we answer supposed bible contradictions and difficulties the list below contains every major bible difficulty from genesis to revelation. 1) prayerfully study the scriptures and see if there is a simple solution 2) do some research using some of the fine bible commentaries, bible defense books, and biblical research websites 3) ask our pastors/church leaders to see if they can find a solution. The bible has a tremendous amount of historical detail, so not everything mentioned in it has yet been found through archaeology however, not one archaeological find has conflicted with what the bible records 2.