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Biblical contradictions and absurdities:
Relevant issues of
Nearly every issue of Biblical Errancy contained at least some Biblical contradictions. It also had reader feedback, with commentary by the editor.
Below are links to issues in which the mentioned contradictions are introduced. But it's good to read the follow-up in subsequent issues also, to see how Christians try to explain away the contradictions.
- Issue 2 -- Contradictory accounts of the resurrection, and contradictory statements by Jesus
- Issue 3 -- Salvation, Prophecies, Evil's Source, God's Nature
- Testing the Bible in Issue 17
- Issue 23, including Biblical "Math"
- Jesus vs. Paul: Issue 40, Issue 41, and Issue 42
- Issue 44 -- Peter vs. Jesus, Peter vs. Paul, Peter vs. Peter
- Jesus's Genealogies in Issue 71
- The Apostles (who were they?) and Peter vs. NT in Issue 74
- Peter vs. the OT in Issue 81 and Issue 82
- Issue 90 -- Chronological Contradictions, Imminence, Miracles, Exclusivism
- Accommodations (NT misquotes of OT, and other common Christian misrepresentations of the OT) in Issue 97, Issue 98, Issue 99, Issue 104, Issue 108, and Issue 109
- Prayer in Issue 124
- Rebuttal to Carl Johnson's So the Bible is Full of Contradictions? in Issue 138, Issue 139, and Issue 140
- Rebuttal to John W. Haley's Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible in Issue 144, Issue 145, Issue 146, Issue 150, Issue 151, Issue 152, and Issue 162
- Issue 160 -- Response to a review by the Christian Research Institute
- Review of Henry Morris's and Martin Clark's The Bible Has the Answer in Issue 171, Issue 172, and Issue 173
See also my lists of Biblical Errancy pages on the topics listed below. The following pages too contain lots of contradictions -- and, for the most part, even more important contradictions than the ones listed above, because the following topics pertain to central doctrines of Christianity.
- Bible-sanctioned cruelties and other Biblical nastiness -- contradicting the idea that God is "good," loving, and just.
- The Bible and ancient history. See especially the contradictions pertaining to the Resurrection.
- Was Jesus the Messiah?
- Heaven, hell, "love," and "justice"
- Biblegod's finitude -- contradicts the idea that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent
- Morality and its foundations
See also Online Bibles (so you can look up this stuff yourself).