For other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.
Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Where did the women watching the crucifixion stand?”
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
They stood far away.
Many women were there looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee while ministering to Him.
There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of [a]James the Less and Joses, and Salome. (Mark 15:40)
And all His acquaintances and the women who accompanied Him from Galilee were standing at a distance, seeing these things.
They stood near the cross.
Therefore the soldiers did these things. But standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.” (John 19:25)
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction: