Category: Contradictions in the Bible

Jimmy Akin and Joseph’s Two Homes (Evangelical Eisegesis #4 – Catholic Edition)

Matthew depicts Joseph as living in Bethlehem and setting in Nazareth later. Luke depicts Joseph as being from Nazareth, going to Bethlehem for the census and birth of Jesus, and then returning to Nazareth. How can these two be reconciled? If you’re Jimmy Akin… Continue Reading “Jimmy Akin and Joseph’s Two Homes (Evangelical Eisegesis #4 – Catholic Edition)”

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”