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Nine Undeniable Contradictions in the Bible

The following is a list of contradictions extracted from the booklet entitled "101 Clear Contradictions in the Bible." Four missionaries produced a joint reply to that booklet. In their reply they argue at length trying to disprove the contradictions. However, in the cases that follow, they had to admit that these contradictions exist in today’s Bibles. They further attempt to show how these errors could have come about due to copyist mistakes. But that does not change matters much. Your main point as a caller to Islam is that today’s Bibles contain error. Anyone who wishes to deny that should check with the missionaries who answered for the Bible and could not deny these contradictions. The reply is authored by Joseph Smith and three other missionaries in the UK, and appear under the title "101 Cleared-up Contradictions in the Bible." The reply can be read at www.answering-islam.org. The title of the reply gives the impression that all the one hundred and one contradictions are cleared up. But first impressions can be deceiving. Actually, within the book the authors Smith and others admit that some of the contradictions are still in the text of today's Bible. They call these errors copyist errors and attempt bizarre explanations of how such errors could possibly have occurred in the first place. But the main thing for you is that no matter how the missionaries might have tried, they could not deny that these errors are in their Bible today. The list below retain the numbers which they were assigned in the booklet "101 Clear Contradictions in the Bible." You can read the entire list at our website: www.islaminfo.com.


Contradiction #5

How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?
(a) Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26).
(b) Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2).

Contradiction #6

How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?
(a) Eighteen (2 Kings 24:8).
(b) Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9).

Contradiction #11

When David defeated the King of Zobah, how many horsemen did he capture?
(a) One thousand and seven hundred (2 Samuel 8:4).
(b) Seven thousand (1 Chronicles 18:4).

Contradiction #12

How many stalls for horses did Solomon have?
(a) Forty thousand (1 Kings 4:26).
(b) Four thousand (2 Chronicles 9:25).

Contradiction #13

In what year of King Asa’’s reign did Baasha, King of Israel die?
(a) Twenty-sixth year (1 Kings 15:33 - 16:8).
(b) Still alive in the thirty-sixth year (2 Chronicles 16:1).

Contradiction #15

Solomon built a facility containing how many baths?
(a) Two thousand (1 Kings 7:26).
(b) Over three thousand (2 Chronicles 4:5).

Contradiction #22

Ezra 2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number of the whole assembly was 42,360. Yet the numbers do not add up to anything close. The totals obtained from each book is as follows:
(a) 29,818 (Ezra).
(b) 31, 089 (Nehemiah).

Contradiction #23

How many singers accompanied the assembly?
(a) Two hundred (Ezra 2:65).
(b) Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67).

Contradiction #94

Who killed Goliath?
(a) David (1 Samuel 17:23, 50).
(b) Elhanan (2 Samuel 21:19).