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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Will there be many Jews?

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

Yes

“indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.””” (Genesis 22:17-18)

“I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and will give your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;” (Genesis 26:4)

No

“The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord drives you.” (Deuteronomy 4:27)

(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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For today’s post we will tackle another question from the Skeptic Annotated Bible: Was Keturah Abraham’s wife or concubine?

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

She was his wife.

Now Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.” (Genesis 25:1)

She was his concubine.

“The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, whom she bore, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan..” (1 Chronicles 1:32)

(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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