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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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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.

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