3:3 Contradictions in the Bible
Below are a handful of contradictions in the Bible related to numbers, people, and what was said. They don't distract too much from the stories at hand and may even seem like minor details. Such contradictions and sloppy blunders are common in the retelling of stories by man... but they are not something one would expect if the scribes were documenting real events or were guided by God.
Disagreeance of Numbers700 or 7,000 men in chariots?
800,000 & 500,000 or 1,100,000 & 470,000?
Disagreeance of God's WordDoes God have respect to people... Or not?
Exodus 2:25 "And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them."
Leviticus 26:9 "For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you."
2 Kings 13:23 "And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet."
Psalms 138:6 "Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off."
2 Chronicles 19:7 "Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts."
Acts 10:34 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:"
Ephesians 6:9 "And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him."
Colossians 3:25 "But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons."
Matthew 5:18 "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 21:33 "Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away."
Hebrews 1:10-11 "Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands. They shall perish."
2 Peter 3:10 "The heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
Revelation 21:1 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away."
Psalm 37:29 "The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever."
Psalm 78:69 "The earth which he hath established for ever."
Psalm 104:5 "Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever."
Ecclesiastes 1:4 "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever."
Deuteronomy 4:23 "Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee."
Exodus 25:19 "And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof."
Exodus 25:20 "And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be."
Disagreeance of Jesus' LifeWho was at the tomb?
Matthew 28:2 "And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."
Or a young man?
Mark 16:5 "And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted."
Luke 24:4 "And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:"
Or two angels?
John 20:12 "And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain."
More DisagreeancesDid Abraham have multiple sons or only one son?
Genesis 25:1-2 "Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah."
Galatians 4:22 "Abraham had two sons; the one by a bond-woman, and the other by a free woman."
Genesis 22:2 "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, ... and offer him there for a burnt offering."seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach, the captain of their host."
1 Chronicles 18:16 "And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;"
1 Chronicles 24:6 "...and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar..."
1 Chronicles 6:66-69 "And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim. And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs, And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs, And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs:"
II Chronicles 22:2 "Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign."
Exodus 33:20 "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live."
John 6:46 "Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God [Jesus], he hath seen the Father."
I John 4:12 "No man hath seen God at any time."
Man has seen GodGenesis 32:30 "For I have seen God face to face."
Exodus 33:11 "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend."
Isaiah 6:1 "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple."
Job 42:5 "I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee."
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