ME!! Are you under the impression that I wrote the Bible???? That I put the contradictions into the Bible? Like it or not, the contradictions are there. Look 'em up.abelcainsbrother wrote: Just because you make it into a contradiction does not mean what you are implying is correct.
So what? Are you saying the Bible is therefore untrustworthy because of this fact? Because that's what you seem to be implying. In any case, it's an old, but good point you bring up. If the Bible can be wrong in at least one place it can certainly be wrong in many others, even very crucial places. There's... no... way... of... being... sure.The bible was written by 53 men over a span of about 2500 years and they did not know each other,they lived at different times,in most cases.
Well then something's amiss becauseAnd they don't change the truth of God's word at all.
2 Samuel 8:4
And David took from him a thousand chariots and seven hundred horsemen.
1 Chronicles 18:4
And David took from him a thousand chariots and seven thousand horsemen.
can't both be some kind of God's true word. One or both have to be a mistake or a lie.
And if you were familiar with the construction of the Bible you'd be aware that one of the primary considerations for the inclusion of various writings was their confirmation of one another. Those that were found to be unfit---often because they failed to support the theology demanded at the time---were scrapped. As subsequent Biblical scholarship grew, changes in the scripture were made here and there to fit the current needs of the church. Just look at all the various interpertations given to the Hebrew ra in Isaiah 45:7 They range from "evil"(KJV) to "doom"(CEB) to "hard times" (NIRV).What you've overlooked though is how the books of the bible all fit together kind of like a jigsaw puzzle and when put all together gives us a better picture than if we only had one book,etc. Put it all together and study it and you get better understanding and it is a miracle that these books were written by 53 men over a span of about 2500 years,not living at the same time and places and not knowing each other yet they all go together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Ya got your pick. Which is the correct God's Word?