Category: Contradictions in the Bible

Amateur Hour w/the Amateur Exegete: Episode #1 – The Trouble with Inerrancy (w/the Non-Alchemist)

It’s the inaugural episode of ‘Amateur Hour w/the Amateur Exegete!’

What Jairus Said to Jesus: One Attempt to Reconcile the Matthean and Markan Accounts and Why It Doesn’t Work

Yes, Matthew’s version of the raising of Jairus’ daughter contradicts Mark’s account of it.

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 5: “The Mission to Thessalonica”

Here’s the script for episode 5 of this season of ‘Amateur Exegesis.’

Do the Matthean and Lukan Birth Narratives Contradict? One Attempt at Reconciliation (and Why It Misses the Point)

A theologian tries to reconcile a contradiction but can’t see the forest for the trees.

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 THE ENDING… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 4”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 ANGEL OR… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 3”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion 1 WAS THE… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 2”

Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1

Part 1: Series Introduction and Contradiction #1 – “How Many Women?” Part 2: Contradiction #2 – “Was the Stone Already Removed?” Part 3: Contradiction #3 – “Angel or Angels?” Part 4: Contradiction #4 – “The Ending of Mark” and Series Conclusion SERIES INTRODUCTION It… Continue Reading “Contradictions in the Empty Tomb Narratives: A Response to Erik Manning, Part 1”