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Collection of posts responding to Bible contradictions

May 16, 2021
Exegesis Bible Contradiction

Since October 2015 I have blogged quite a bit on Bible contradictions.  As a result of blogger Wally Fry who encouraged me to have a post that lists all the posts I have written, I decided to put this together.  It is an update from the previous Provisional listing posted earlier some months back.

It is my hope that God’s people would be equipped, that those who are not saved would benefit from the defense of the faith as well.  I encourage you to bookmark this, share this with others via social media, emails, word of mouth, etc.

Methods and Approach

  1. Why Refuting Bible Contradictions Takes Time?
  2. How to Handle Bible Contradictions
  3. John Frame Quote on Apparent Contradictions
  4. One Witty Ditty For Your Memory of Theology: Handling Bible Contradictions
  5. Paradox of Proverbs, and it’s application
  6. Frequent Mistakes Skeptics Make with Alleged Bible Contradictions
  7. A Meme Confirming Why I’m doing Apologetics on Veritas Domain
  8. Bad Hermeneutics and those asserting there’s a Bible Contradictions
  9. Quick Thoughts on the self attesting nature of the Bible
  10. Don’t Waste Your Bible Contradiction
  11. How Not to Handle Bible Contradictions: Denying the Law of Non-Contradiction
  12. Teaching Hard Parts of Narratives in the Bible: Examples from Genesis
  13.  Illustrations
    1. Bible Contradictions and Fitting Puzzle Pieces
    2. Defining Contradiction and Dalmatian
    3. Apologetics Sermon Illustration:Idioms of Love and Bible Contradictions
    4. Apologetics Sermon Illustration: Whoppers and Bible Contradictions
    5. Apologetics Sermon Illustration: Bible Contradiction and Gold Medal at the Cambrian Patrol
    6. Apologetics Sermon Illustration: Bible Contradiction and the Word “Left”
    7. Bible Contradiction and Louisiana Purchase
    8. Bible Contradiction and Thanksgiving Story
    9. Refuting Contradictions and Martial Arts Punch
    10. Bible Contradictions and September 11th
    11. Bible Contradiction and Lyrics in Context
    12. Bible Contradiction and Contronyms
    13. Bible Contradiction and Mistaking ‘poppers’ for Candy
    14. Bible Contradiction and the Word with the Most Definitions
    15. Water Connect Puzzle and Harmonization of Doctrines and Bible Contradictions

Critics’ Self-Defeating Worldview

(Analysis of how the worldview of Bible critics undercut their own endeavor to accuse the Bible as irrational and contradictory).

  1. Skeptic Annotated Bible Author’s Self-Defeating Worldview

Contradictions Refuted

  1. Did or did not the Samaritans receive Jesus?
  2. Burying and Saying Bye to Parents in Luke 9:59-62
  3. Did Herod think Jesus was John the Baptist?
  4. Who can cast out devils in the name of Jesus?
  5. Who is for or against Jesus?
  6. Was Jairus’ daughter alive when Jesus was approached?
  7. What was Sodom’s sin?
  8. Was Jesus born in a house or a manger?
  9. Was Mary (the mother of Jesus) blessed?
  10. How many men were possessed with demons at the country of the Gadarenes?
  11. Were the Pharisees baptized by John?
  12. Where did the devils ask not to go?
  13. James 1:13-14 that God is not the source of temptation with Matthew 6:13, “And do not lead us into temptation”
  14. Does God sleep?
  15. How did David kill Goliath? And did he killed him twice?
  16. Do Christians know how to pray?
  17. Was Moses a good speaker?
  18. Can thieves go to heaven?
  19. When did Jesus receive his beating?
  20. Was Lot Abraham’s brother or nephew?
  21. Was Jonah swallowed by a fish or a whale?
  22. Where did Joseph and Mary live before the birth of Jesus?
  23. Did Jesus, Mary, and Joseph go to Egypt or Nazareth?
  24. Was Jesus the son of David?
  25. Who was Jesus’s paternal grandfather?
  26. Is it a good thing to be childish?
  27. At his baptism, did God address Jesus directly?
  28. Did Jesus say he would always be with his disciples?
  29. When did Satan enter Judas?
  30. Who put the robe on Jesus?
  31. What did the Centurion call Jesus when he died?
  32. Where did the women watching the crucifixion stand?
  33. What did the sign over Jesus’s head say?
  34. Who buried Jesus?
  35. Did both thieves revile Jesus?
  36. On what did Jesus ride into Jerusalem?
  37. Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss?
  38. Was Jesus taken to Caiaphas or Annas first?
  39. When was heaven created?
  40. Was Keturah Abraham’s wife or concubine?
  41. Did Sarah have faith that she would conceive? and Did Sarah have faith that she would conceive? (Accidentaly wrote two refutation)
  42. Where does God dwell?
  43. How was Zedekiah related to Nebuchadnezzar?
  44. Who were Saul’s sons?
  45. Who carried Jesus’ cross? and Who carried Jesus’ cross?
  46. Did Zedekiah’s eyes behold the king of Babylon?
  47. Is God warlike or peaceful?
  48. What is God’s name?
  49. Will the Messiah be a descendant of David?
  50. Did Jesus go to heaven after he died but before his ascension?
  51. At his baptism, did God address Jesus directly?
  52. Can the devil capture us at will?
  53. How many were from the tribe of Simeon?
  54. Who was Zerubbabel’s father?
  55. Who cast Jonah into the sea?
  56. Did Jesus forewarn the apostles of his death and resurrection?
  57. What were the last words of Jesus?
  58. Does God work on the Sabbath?
  59. When David fled to Nob, what was the priest’s name?
  60. Will there be many Jews?
  61. Did Jesus ascend from Bethany or Mount Olivet?
  62. When did the women (or woman) arrive at the sepulchre?
  63. Who bought the potter’s field?
  64. Whom did the women see at the tomb?
  65. What did Judas do with the silver?
  66. What is the human life span?
  67. Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?
  68. Should we believe in unseen things?
  69. Is money good or bad?
  70. How many believers were there at the time of the ascension?
  71. Who sent the Holy Ghost?
  72. When (at what time of day) was Jesus crucified?
  73. Does the gospel of Luke contain everything that Jesus did?
  74. How did Judas die?
  75. When did the transfiguration occur?
  76. Did Jesus baptize anyone?
  77. Who Was Achan’s father?
  78. Who was Laban’s father?
  79. Will Jesus’s second coming be visible to all?
  80. How long did Jehoash reign?
  81. How many blind men were healed near Jericho?
  82. Was Zechariah Iddo’s son or grandson?
  83. Was Ahaz buried with his fathers?
  84. Did Jehoiakim die in Babylon or near Jerusalem?
  85. Where did John baptize?
  86. Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?
  87. How did Jesus respond when questioned by the high priest?
  88. Was Jehu the son or grandson of Nimshi?
  89. When was King Jabin killed?
  90. Can only God work wonders?
  91. Were the disciples frightened or glad when they saw Jesus?
  92. Where did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples after the resurrection?
  93. What were the David’s last words?
  94. Who created heaven and earth?
  95. What tribe was Aijalon from?
  96. Who was Korah’s father?
  97. Where did Moses get water from a rock?
  98. How did Moses get water out of the rock?
  99. Where did Joseph’s brothers find the hidden money?
  100.  Who were the sons of David born in Hebron?
  101. Were Naaman and Ard the sons or the grandsons of Benjamin?
  102. Who argued in favor of occupying Canaan during the Exodus?
  103. Is God the author of confusion?
  104. Who was Samuel’s firstborn son?
  105. How long did Jehoash reign?
  106. What did the soldiers give Jesus to drink?
  107. Did Jesus drink on the cross?
  108. Which tribe was Hyram from?
  109. How old was Benjamin when his clan migrated to Egypt?
  110. How many women came to the sepulchre?
  111. To whom did Jesus make his first post-resurrection appearance?
  112. Who owns the earth?
  113. Is it good to be happy?
  114. Was Mahli the son of Levi?
  115. Is it OK to marry a Moabite?
  116. On what day of the month was Jehoiachin released from prison?
  117.  Should we follow our own hearts?
  118. Who drove the Anakim from Hebron?
  119. Was Jeconiah the son or grandson of Josiah?
  120. From what were the animals created?
  121. From what were the fowls created?
  122. Should we believe everything?
  123. Did Saul inquire of the Lord?
  124. Who was to blame for original sin?
  125. Was Jesus homeless?
  126. What was the name of the tax collector who was called by Jesus?
  127. Did Jesus ask God to save him from crucifixion?
  128. How did Jesus cure the blind man?
  129. When (on what day) was Jesus crucified?
  130. When did Jesus ascend into heaven?
  131. Was the tomb opened or closed when the women arrived?
  132. Were the men or angels inside or outside the tomb when the women arrived?
  133. Was Mary Magdalene happy or sad when she saw the risen Jesus?
  134. Who made the ark of the covenant?
  135. Did Asa remove the high places?
  136. Was Solomon alone when he sacrificed 1000 burnt offerings at Gibeon?
  137. Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus as the Son of God?
  138. Who was Salah’s father?
  139. How did Peter and Andrew become Jesus’s disciples?
  140. Which came first: the calling of Peter and Andrew or the imprisonment of John the Baptist?
  141. When did Jesus say that he would return?
  142. Are those who obey the law cursed?
  143. Can God be found through reason alone?
  144. When was the woman who touched Jesus’s robe cured?
  145. Why did God turn the sundial back ten degrees?
  146. Did Enoch die?
  147. Which sons of David were born in Jerusalem?
  148. Was Moses in good mental and physical health at age 120?
  149. Who is the first and the last?
  150. How long was the ark afloat?
  151. How many of Arah’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  152. How many of Pahathmoab, Jeshua, and Joab’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  153. Who hardened the Pharaoh’s heart?
  154. How many Philistine foreskins did David buy his first wife with?
  155. How long was the Babylonian Captivity?
  156. How long did Jotham reign?
  157. Who were the sons of Heman?
  158. How many of Zattu’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  159. Was Jesus a ransom for many or a ransom for all?
  160. How long did it take to create the heavens and the earth?
  161. How many of each clean animal did Noah take into the ark?
  162. How long did the flood last?
  163. Should you pray for everyone?
  164. What became of Cain?
  165. Who is the most blessed woman?
  166. How many of Bani’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  167. Who was Noah’s youngest son?
  168. How should the Moabites be treated?
  169. Was Jesus silent during his trial before Pilate?
  170. How many of Bebai’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  171. Was God satisfied with his creation?
  172. How did Peter find out that Jesus was the Messiah?
  173. Who asked for the best seats in heaven?
  174. Did Jesus say before the cock crow or before the cock crows twice?
  175. Did Jesus say, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up”?
  176. Did the cock crow before or after Peter’s denial?
  177. To whom did Peter deny knowing Jesus?
  178. How many of Adonikam’s offspring returned from Babylon?
  179. How old was Jehoiachin when he began to reign?
  180. Did Paul visit all of the disciples when he went to Jerusalem after his conversion?
  181. Should we do what the Pharisees say to do?

Other Biblical Difficulties

  1. Bible taught Jesus and His Disciples were thieves?
  2. Why did God kill Uzzah in 2 Samuel 6?
  3. Quick Thoughts on God Taking the Life of Babies in the Bible
  4. John Frame Quote on Criticisms of the Bible because of action of Bible characters
  5. What are we to make of the Strange Passage in Judges 19 of the Levite and his concubine?
  6. Resolving Bible Difficulty: Jephthah’s daughter
  7. Bible Absurdity? Jesus cursed figs to show how much God hates figs?
  8. Bible Absurdity? How to be a Good Christian according to Jacob?
  9. Quick Thought: The Bible Doesn’t Promote Consent?
  10. Rachel Held Evans: A Biblical Woman will drive a tent peg through your skull?
  11. Was the Lord pleased to crush Jesus? Greek translation of Isaiah 53:10
  12. Fact Checking this Meme on KJV vs NIV
  13. Is Satan the Serpent in Genesis 3?
  14. Guest post: Is Psalm 29 absurd? Answering the skeptic’s claim

Closer Look

  1. Mr. Hodge’s Dodge from Proving a Bible Contradiction
  2. Why Matthew said two men were possessed with demons at the country of the Gadarenes?

Contradictions Refuted as arranged by Topics

  1. Resolving Nine Christmas Bible Contradictions
  2. Resolving 30 Bible Contradictions from Jesus’ Final Week to His Ascension
  3. Resolving 40 Bible Contradictions from Jesus’ Final Week to His Ascension

Other Resources

  1. Co-hosting AfterThought Podcast on Bible Contradictions
  2. Reading the Bible in Context from Eternity Matters
  3. Audio Message: Resolving “Christmas” Bible Contradictions
  4. Cave To The Cross Apologetics on Bible Contradictions
  5. Book Reviews
    1. Review: Tough Questions About God and His Actions in the Old Testament
    2. Review: The Morality of God in the Old Testament by Gregory K Beale


  1. Wow thanks!

  2. Sharing this on Social media sir!

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