Archive for July 2nd, 2019

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who argued in favor of occupying Canaan during the Exodus?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Only Caleb

Then Caleb quieted the people [a]before Moses and said, “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it.”” (Numbers 13:30)

Both Caleb and Joshua

Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey. 9 Only do not rebel against the Lord; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”” (Numbers 14:6-9)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

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


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