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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What were the David’s last words?

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

The words David spoke in 2 Samuel 23.

Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, 2 “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue. 3 “The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, ‘He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God, 4 Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.’ 5 “Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow? 6 “But the worthless, every one of them will be thrust away like thorns, Because they cannot be taken in hand; 7 But the man who touches them Must be [a]armed with iron and the shaft of a spear, And they will be completely burned with fire in their place.”” (2 Samuel 23:1-7)

The hit list he gave to Solomon just before he died.

As David’s time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2 “I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. 3 Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn, 4 so that the Lord may carry out His promise which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons are careful of their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ 5 “Now you also know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, what he did to the two commanders of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed; he also shed the blood of war in peace. And he put the blood of war on his belt about his waist, and on his sandals on his feet. 6 So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to Sheol in peace. 7 But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for they assisted me when I fled from Absalom your brother. 8 Behold, there is with you Shimei the son of Gera the Benjamite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a violent curse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’ 9 Now therefore, do not let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you will bring his gray hair down to Sheol with blood.”” (1 Kings 2:1-9)

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

 

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Where did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples after the resurrection?

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

On a mountain top in Galilee.

But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.” (Matthew 28:16)

In a room in Jerusalem.

Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen.” (Mark 16:14)

33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, 34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 They began to relate [a]their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. 36 While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.” (Luke 24:33-37)

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19)

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

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Were the disciples frightened or glad when they saw Jesus?

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

They were frightened when they saw him.

But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit.” (Luke 24:37)

They were gladdened.

And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord” (John 20:20)

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

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Two Christian brothers Tony and Patrick have a show on Christian apologetics.  They have been going over Jason Lisle’s book Keeping Faith in the Age of Reason.  Lisle’s book looks at alleged Bible contradictions and respond to them.

Now some of you might know our blog responds to alleged Bible contradictions as our long term project to look at them ourselves in the original language and respond exegetically for a few years now.  Still it is good to know others have also responded to these internet lists of contradictions (Dr. Lisle, these two believers running the Cave to the Cross show, etc).

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Can only God work wonders?

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

Only God can do great wonders.

To Him who alone does great wonders, For His lovingkindness is everlasting” (Psalm 136:4)

Satan can also do great wonders.

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,” (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

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

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: When was King Jabin killed?

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

He was killed by Joshua.

Then it came about, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon and to the king of Shimron and to the king of Achshaph,” (Joshua 11:1)

Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms. 11 They struck every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed. And he burned Hazor with fire.” (Joshua 11:10-11)

He was killed 120 years after Joshua’s death.

Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the Lord, saying, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”” (Judges 1:1)

Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.” (Judges 3:11)

So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed for eighty years.” (Judges 3:30)

And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; and the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim.” (Judges 4:2)

The hand of the sons of Israel pressed heavier and heavier upon Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin the king of Canaan.” (Judges 4:24)

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

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Jehu the son or grandson of Nimshi?

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

Jehu was the son of Nimshi.

and Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.” (1 Kings 19:16)

Jehu was the grandson of Nimshi.

When you arrive there, search out Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in and bid him arise from among his brothers, and bring him to an inner room.” (2 Kings 9:2)

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

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