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Author Topic:   Squaring circles: direct biblical contradictions
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Message 34 of 161 (531951)
10-20-2009 3:59 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Blzebub
10-17-2009 4:57 PM

Weak arguments
I find your arguments extremely weak. Most of them follow the pattern, "The Bible says A to person and situation X, and it says B to person and situation Y. Since A is not the same as B the Bible is inconsistent." This is silly; it ignores the different individuals, situations, cultural contexts, etc in the two different events. These are not inconsistencies at all!

Two of your arguments rest on bad translations of the Hebrew:

3.God tempts Abraham:

Genesis 22:1-12 (King James Version)
Genesis 22

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

"Tempt" is a poor translation of nasah: "test" is better, as it reads in most modern translations.

5. God prohibits killing:

Exodus 20:13 (King James Version)
Thou shalt not kill.

"Kill" is a poor translation of ratsach; it should read "murder" as it does in most modern translations.

Your best argument is probably Judges 5:27. But this is part of a song, so could be expected to take some poetic license and to use poetic imagery.

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