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Where did the devils ask not to go

A few weeks ago I refuted one alleged Bible contradiction in a post titled “How many men were possessed with demons at the country of the Gadarenes?”  Here I look at the same story of demoniac at the country of Gardarenes to examine another claim of a Bible contradiction by the skeptic.  The question before us is this: Where did the devils ask not to go?

According to the Skeptic Annotated Bible this is the answer they gave which supposedly indicates a contradiction:

Out of the country

 And He was asking him, “What is your name?” And he *said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” 10 And he began to implore Him earnestly not to send them out of the country. (Mark 5:9-10)

Into the deep

And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. 31 They were imploring Him not to command them to go away into the abyss. (Luke 8:30-31)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible.  What is in bold is the emphasis by the skeptic webpage.)

Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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