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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked:  How many blind men were healed near Jericho?

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

Two.

And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!”” (Matthew 20:30)

Only one.

Then they *came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.” (Mark 10:46)

As Jesus was approaching Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging.” (Luke 18:35)

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

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Philippians 3:7.  Here is my translation:

“SENTENCE 7 ἀλλὰ ‹✓ [LD ἅτινα ἦν μοι κέρδη LD] [TP ταῦτα TP] ἥγημαι διὰ τὸν
But whatever things were to me gain this I think because of

Χριστὸν ζημίαν ✓›”
Christ a loss

Here are some observations:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus baptize anyone?

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

Yes

Jesus baptized people in Judea.

After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He was spending time with them and baptizing.” (John 3:22)

He baptized people with fire and the Holy Ghost.

As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11)

John answered and said to them all, “As for me, I baptize you with water; but One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Luke 3:16)

No, Jesus didn’t baptize anyone.

although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were.” (John 4:2)

(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 did the transfiguration occur?

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

Six days after Jesus foretold his death.

““Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” The Transfiguration 17 Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.“Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” 17 Six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and *led them up on a high mountain by themselves. 2 And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light.” (Matthew 16:28-17:2)

And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” 2 Six days later, Jesus *took with Him Peter and [a]James and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them;” (Mark 9:1-2)

Eight days after Jesus foretold his death.

But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.” 28 Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.” (Luke 9:27-28)

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

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Philippians 1:21.  Here is my translation:

“SUPPORT 21 [TP ἐμοὶ TP] γὰρ [T τὸ ζῆν T] Χριστὸς
For me to live is Christ

SENTENCE καὶ [T τὸ ἀποθανεῖν T] κέρδος”
and to die is gain

Here are some observations:

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I’ve been thinking a bit on the topic of dealing with disappointments mainly for the guys that I love in my church who are going through things.  Lord willing there might be future posts.  But here’s my first post.

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Does the gospel of Luke contain everything that Jesus did?

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

Yes.

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.” (Acts 1:1-2)

No.

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they *were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself *would not contain the books that *would be written.” (John 21:25)

(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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