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Apologetics Press :: Alleged Discrepancies

Of all the challenges to a Christian’s faith, surely one of the most troubling in this day and age is skepticism's charge that the Bible is filled with various discrepancies and contradictions. If true, such a charge (which is occurring with increasing frequency) certainly would serve to negate the inerrancy and inspiration of God's Word. It is a simple matter for an unbeliever to hurl a barrage of alleged discrepancies and/or contradictions at a believer, but it is not always a simple task for the believer to respond quickly and effectively. This is the case because many of the so-called discrepancies and contradictions cannot be answered adequately via a “quick wave of the hand,” but instead require in-depth, painstaking research in order to craft a reply that can dismantle each one on a case-by-case basis.

That is exactly what this section of our Web site is intended to do. We have selected samples of the most frequently used (and, generally, the most difficult) alleged Bible discrepancies and/or contradictions, and have performed the in-depth, painstaking research necessary to answer them. And we will continue to do so. Each of our responses will appear in the “Alleged Bible Discrepancies” section of our Web site, which will be updated often. It is our goal to eventually produce a response to all the major charges, and almost all of the minor charges, from unbelievers"—charges that are intended to challenge the inspiration of God’s Word and threaten the faith of Christians. We hope you will visit this section of our site often, and that you will benefit from its contents. If you are searching for a response to a particular alleged discrepancy or contradiction and do not find it here, feel free to contact our offices to request a response. We will do our best to research the matter and provide a logical, well-thought-out, practical answer.




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Addition Does Not a Contradiction Make Kyle Butt, M.A.
Ahaziah’s Death Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Answering the Allegations Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Are We to Fear God? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Authority, Reliability, and Truth Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Avoid...Genealogies”? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Before Any King Reigned in Israel” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Bible's Teaching on Baptism: Contradictory or Complementary? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Breaking the Silence Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Calling of the Apostles Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Calling on the Name of the Lord” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Canaanites Were in the Land…Then Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Cattle Contradiction? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Census of David Kyle Butt, M.A.
“Christ—the Firstfruits” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Christianity Could Not Possibly Be True” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Chronology and the Cleansing of the Temple Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The City of Dan Wayne Jackson, M.A.
Cock-a-doodle-do...Twice? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
A Coin Called “Daric” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Confused Critics, Not God Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Contradictions” Regarding the Ark of the Covenant Dave Miller, Ph.D.
Controversial Jericho Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Could Terah Have Been 130 When Abraham Was Born? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Dead, or Dying? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Both Thieves Revile Christ? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did God Create Animals or Man First? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did God Tempt Abraham? A.P. Staff
Did Jesus Begin His Ascension While in a Physical Body? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace—or Turmoil? Caleb Colley, M.L.A.
Did Jesus Err when He Spoke of Prophecies about His Resurrection? Branyon May
Did Jesus “Find” a Donkey on Which to Ride? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Jesus Go to Gerasa or Gadara? Caleb Colley, M.L.A.
Did Jesus Have the Same Physical Body After His Resurrection? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Jesus Lie to His Brothers? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Jesus Say That? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Jesus and the Centurion Speak to Each Other Personally? Jim Estabrook
Did Judas Die Twice? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Michal Have Children? Caleb Colley, M.L.A.
Did the Patriarchs know Jehovah by Name? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Paul Make a Mistake Regarding the Resurrection? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Paul want Christians to Come Together on Saturday or Sunday? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Did Saul Know David Prior to Goliath's Death? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Different Names, Same Person Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Does Exodus 20:13 Prohibit Capital Punishment? A.P. Staff
Does God Alone Possess Immortality? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Does God Dwell in Light or Darkness? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Does God Need to Rest? Kyle Butt, M.A.
Does God REALLY Know Everything? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Does God Tempt Man or Not? Wayne Jackson, M.A.
Does God Tempt People? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Does the Story of Rahab Mean that God Condones Lying? Bert Thompson, Ph.D. and Sam Estabrook
A Donkey and Her Colt Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Elijah and the Drought Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Epimenides' Paradox: A Logical Discrepancy In Titus 1:12? A.P. Staff
“The Event Could Have Happened Only One Way” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Extra, Extra, Read all about it” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Finger of God Dave Miller, Ph.D.
Geography in General Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Good Works—To be Seen, or Hidden? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Hands or Wrists? Trevor Major, M.Sc., M.A.
Hate Your Parents—or Love Them? Kyle Butt, M.A.
Hazor and Old Testament Accuracy Wayne Jackson, M.A.
“He Opened Not His Mouth” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Holy Place, or the Most Holy Place? Wayne Jackson, M.A.
How Long Was the Israelites’ Egyptian Bondage? Alden Bass, Bert Thompson, Ph.D., and Kyle Butt, M.A.
How Many Animals of Each Kind did Noah Take into the Ark? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
How Many Charioteers Did David Slay? Kyle Butt, M.A.
How Many Daughters Did Lot Have? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
How Many Supervisors Did Solomon Have? Kyle Butt, M.A.
How Much Water Could “The Sea” Hold? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
How Old Was Terah When Abraham Was Born? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
How Old Were Ahaziah and Jehoiachin When They Began Their Respective Reigns? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
How Rude!? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
In What Order Did Satan Tempt Jesus? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
In What Way was God Greater than Jesus? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Inconsistencies About Incest? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Interpretation of Daniel 2:39 A.P. Staff
Is God the Author of Falsehoods? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Is Marriage a “Good” Thing? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Ishmaelites or Midianites? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Israelite Plundering and a Missing Donkey Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Jacob's Journey to Egypt Eric Lyons, M.Min.
James' “Missing Quote” A.P. Staff
Jashobeam—David’s Mighty Man Kyle Butt, M.A.
Jesse's Missing Son Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Jesus' Sermon on...The Mount or the Plain? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem: Fact or Fiction? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
The Killings of Numbers 31 A.P. Staff
Kingly Chronology in the Book of Ezra Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Love is not Jealous, So Why is God? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“Meet Me in Galilee” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Motives Matter Eric Lyons, M.Min.
“No One has Ascended to Heaven” Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Of Times and Figs A.P. Staff
Of Water or of Land? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Oh Brother…Or is it Nephew? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
One Question, Three Different Answers Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Only One Language before Babel? Eric Lyons, M.Min.
Paul’s “Perfection” Eric Lyons, M.Min.

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