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Biblical questions presented as Bible Contradictions (by IslamicEra.com); especially concerning Jesus’ crucifixion and Paul’s calling. Pretty easy to reject.

 

51. Did Jesus say anything secretly?
No. I have said nothing secretly (John 18:20)
Right, Jesus spoke his message in public, also his parables.

Yes. He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything (Mark 4:34). The disciples asked him Why do you speak to them in parables? He said, To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given (Matthew 13:10-11).
Wrong, those who wanted to know more could always receive explanation in public; especially those that wanted to become his disciples. 
No Bible Contradiction

 

52. Where was Jesus at the sixth hour on the day of the crucifixion?
On the cross (Mark 15:23)
Yes, Mark follows the Hebrew way of numbering the hours (from sunrise to sunrise). The ‘sixth hour’ is thus 6:00 am plus 6, or 12.00 pm.

In Pilate's court (John 19:14)
Wrong, John gives the indication of the hours at night (from midnight to sunset is counted from midnight to sunset); we know that as he says "It was early in the morning …"  (18:28) The ‘sixth hour’ is thus early in the morning (dawn), 5.00 am – 6.00 am.
No Bible Contradiction

 

53. The gospels say that two thieves were crucified along with Jesus. Did both thieves mock Jesus?
Yes (Mark 15:32)
Partly right, that was in the beginning.

No. One of them mocked Jesus, the other defended Jesus (Luke 23:43)
Right, one of them reconsidered and defended Jesus. Maybe after the meeting between Jesus and his mother (John 19:25).
No Bible Contradiction

 

54. Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day of the crucifixion?
Yes. He said to the thief who defended him: Today you will be with me in Paradise (Luke 23:43).
Right, dying in the Lord is a transition to heaven. 
 
No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, I have not yet ascended to the Father (John 20:17).
Wrong, Jesus is speaking here of taking his place next to the Father on the throne of God; that is much more than a transition to heaven.
No Bible Contradiction

 

55. When Paul was on the road to Damascus he saw a light and heard a voice. Did those who were with him hear the voice?
Yes (Acts 9:7)
Yes, indeed but they saw no one.

No (Acts 22:9)
Wrong, they didn’t understand it, as it was in Hebrew (Acts 26:14) or Paul was praying at some distance from his fellow Pharisees so that they couldn’t hear precisely what was said.
The Greek verb akouõ has the meaning: to hear, to understand.
No Bible Contradiction

 

56. When Paul saw the light he fell to the ground. Did his travelling companions also fall to the ground?
Yes (Acts 26:14)
Partly, those who were ‘with him’. The occurrence happened at midday (12 o' clock), Acts 26:13. That was a moment of prayer to Pharisees. Paul and some others ‘those who were with him’ separated to say their prayers.

No (Acts 9:7)
Partly, those who remained on the road (9:7) didn’t fall; in general his fellow-travellers.
No Bible Contradiction

 

57. Did the voice spell out on the spot what Paul’s duties were to be?
Yes (Acts 26:16-18)
Right, he got a clear description of his calling.

No. The voice commanded Paul to go into the city of Damascus and there he will be told what he must do (Acts 9:7, 22:10).
Wrong, Luke – already as a gospel writer – avoided making repetitions in his narratives. The voice also told him that he would get more instructions concerning his calling in the city of Damascus.
No Bible Contradiction

 

58. When the Israelites dwelt in Shittin they committed adultery with the daughters of Moab. God struck them with a plague. How many people died in that plague?
Twenty-four thousand (Numbers 25:1 and 9)
Yes, the number of those who died the first and the second day.

Twenty-three thousand (1 Corinthians 10:8)
Wrong, this is the number of those who died the first day (in one day of the plague!).
No Bible Contradiction

 

59. How many members of the house of Jacob came to Egypt?
Seventy souls (Genesis 46:27)
Yes, his house (oikos Iakõb); included are his twelve sons, their sons and his daughter Dinah (pure descendants of a man).

Seventy-five souls (Acts 7:14)
Wrong, his family (suggeneia Iakõb); included are his sons, their sons and his daughter Dinah and her husband and children. (Dinah’s husband and children belonged to the house of her husband and not to Jacob’s house.)
No Bible Contradiction

 

60. What did Judas do with the blood money he received for betraying Jesus?
He bought a field (Acts 1:18).
Wrong. He didn’t buy it, but the chief priests did (Matthew 27:6). The field was intended to be used as a burial place for strangers. Acts1:18 says "Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness," which makes clear that Judas was the first to be buried there. Being dead he received a buriel field with the price of his wickedness. Can it be easier?

He threw all of it into the temple and went away. The priests could not put the blood money into the temple treasury, so they used it to buy a field to bury strangers (Matthew 27:5).
Right. There you are.
No Bible Contradiction

 

No Bible Contradictions