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More IslamicEra.com Bible contradictions. When Ruth and Boaz received a son, the neighbour women said: “A son has been born to Naomi!” And they named him Obed. Yes, he was the son of his non-biological grandmother. How is this possible?

 

21. How many were the children of Bethel and Ai?
Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28)
Yes; those who were registered in Babel for departure.

One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32)
Yes; excluded are those that registered but were delayed, and didn’t actually belong to the first wave of immigrants who arrived in Jerusalem.
See the article: Contradicting lists about the Israelites that returned from Babel? 
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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 are as follows:
29,818 (Ezra)
Of course; this number includes only the people of registered families (for departure) which were to form the backbone of the new nation and not every individual.

31,089 (Nehemiah)
Of course; this number includes the people of registered families of the first wave that arrived in Jerusalem and formed the backbone of the new nation. During the journey many Israelites who came up later joined the stream of immigrants.
See the article: Contradicting lists about Israelites that returned from Babel?
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23. How many singers accompanied the assembly?
Two hundred (Ezra 2:65)
Yes, those who were registered in Babel for departure.

Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67)
Yes, included here are the unregistered of the first wave of immigrants who arrived in Jerusalem. Many came up during the journey and joined the stream of their fellow singers.
See the article: Contradicting lists about Israelites that returned from Babel?
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24. What was the name of King Abijahs mother?
Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2)
Yes, Uriel was her father and Tamar was her mother.

Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20). But Absalom had only one daughter whose name was Tamar (2 Samuel 14:27)
Yes, Absalom was her grandfather. But according to the rule: “a daughter of a daughter is a daughter”, she is named as his “daughter”.
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25. Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem?
Yes (Joshua 10:23,40)
No, there is no mentioning of the capture of Jerusalem in these verses. 

No (Joshua 15:63)
That’s right, there you are! 
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26. Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?
Jacob (Matthew 1:16)
Yes, that is correct.

Heli (Luke 3:23)
Wrong, Heli was the father of Mary. "23 … Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, …". (NASBu) It is strange to suppose, as the critic does, that Luke is giving here a list of Joseph's forefathers with the introduction "being, as supposed the son of Joseph". Of course we have to read "being – as supposed the son of Joseph – the son of Eli, …" In the old texts no reading marks are given, so we have to deduce them from the text logic. This also implies that Eli was the grandfather of Jesus and the father of Mary.
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27. Jesus descended from which son of David?
Solomon (Matthew 1:6)
Wrong, Joseph was indeed a descendant of David via Solomon. But Joseph was not the biological father of Jesus.  
 

Nathan (Luke3:31)
Yes, Mary’s genealogy shows that Shealtiel was also a son-in-law of Neri who was a descendant of Nathan, another son of David. Thus Jesus was a descendant of Nathan, according to the rule: “a son of a son-in-law is a son”. However the biological fahter of Shealtiel was Jeconiah who was grandson of Josiah (Matthew 1:11). And so Jesus was also a descendant of Solomon, but not via Joseph.
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28. Who was the father of Shealtiel?
Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12)
Yes, his biological father (1 Chronicles 3:17).

Neri (Luke 3:27)
Yes, his grand-father from mothers side. According to the rule: “a grandfather is a father”.
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29. Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ?
Abiud (Matthew 1:13)
No, he was a forefather of Joseph.

Rhesa (Luke 3:27)
Yes, that’s right; he was a forefather of Mary.

But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: i. Meshullam, ii. Hananiah, iii. Hashubah, iv. Ohel, v. Berechiah, vi. Hasadiah, vii. Jushabhesed (I Chronicles 3:19,20). The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anyway.
Of course not; The list of Matthew gives only 9 names between Zerubbabel and Joseph, while the list of Luke gives 18 names between Zerubbabel and Heli the grandfather of Jesus (father of Mary). This means that many names in Matthew's list are left out. Abiud is certainly a grandson of Zerubbabel according to the rule: a grandson is a son.
Final remark. A biblical genealogy is often a copy of a document for personal identification with an official mark on the original document. Such document or copy does not give the evidence of complete descent but of personal descent. Sometimes several lists are used for longer genealogies, as in Matthew and Luke.
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30. Who was the father of Uzziah?
Joram (Matthew 1:8)
Yes, Uzziah was a great-great-grandson of Joram, and thus a ‘son’ according to the rule: “a son of a son is a son”.

Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1)
Yes, Amaziah was his biological father.
No Bible Contradiction

 

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