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10 Bible Questions presented by IslamicEra.com as Bible Contradictions. Issues as: How did Judas die?  What was the wording on the cross? What was the day of Jesus' crucifixion? And more. Fortunately we are informed in the gospels by Jesus' writers who made their reports on the spot. 

 

61. How did Judas die?
After he threw the money into the temple he went away and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5)
Right.

After he bought the field with the price of his evil deed he fell headlong and burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out (Acts 1:18)
Wrong, he didn’t buy the field. He went out and committed suicide by hanging himself. It is generally accepted that during or after the suicide the rope or the branch broke and that his body was ruptured by the fall.
No Bible Contradiction

 

62. Why is the field called Field of Blood?
Because the priests bought it with the blood money (Matthew 27:8)
Right, and it was appointed as a burial place for strangers.

Because of the bloody death of Judas therein (Acts 1:19)
Wrong, Judas was buried in it after his bloody death and the name ‘Field of Blood’ was common knowledge from that moment. It does not say that he died there.
No Bible Contradiction

 

63. Who is a ransom for whom?
The Son of Man came…to give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). Christ Jesus who gave himself as a ransom for all… (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Yes, as Jesus, bearing the sins of all mankind, became a curse for us.

The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless for the upright (Proverbs 21:18)
Right, it is clear that Jesus fulfilled this saying. He was not wicked, but became so in taking our wickedness.
No Bible Contradiction

 

64. Is the law of Moses useful?
Yes. All scripture is… profitable… (2 Timothy 3:16).
Yes, this is said about the Hebrew Bible.
No. . . . A former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness… (Hebrews 7:18)

Wrong, this is a general statement about laws that are replaced sometimes for better ones.
This is not said about the Torah or the Hebrew Bible. The Old Testament law is perfect, but it doesn’t gain perfection for man.
No Bible Contradiction

 

65. What was the exact wording on the cross?
This is Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37)
The King of the Jews (Mark 15:26)
This is the King of the Jews (Luke 23:38)
Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (John 19:19)

It contained four parts: (Opening) This is; (Name) Jesus; (Origin) of Nazareth; (Guilt/Accusation) The King of the Jews.
Matthew, Mark give ‘the accusation’. Luke and John give ‘a superscription’. Neither of them claims to give the full writing.
See the article: What did the sign over Jesus' head say? 
No Bible Contradiction

 

66. Did Herod want to kill John the Baptist?
Yes (Matthew 14:5)
Right, initially he didn’t want to kill John, but he reconsidered later on.

No. It was Herodias, the wife of Herod who wanted to kill him. But Herod knew that he was a righteous man and kept him safe (Mark 6:20)
Wrong, initially he didn’t want to kill John. But later on he got a different point of view.
No Bible Contradiction

 

67. Who was the tenth disciple of Jesus in the list of twelve?
Thaddaeus (Matthew 10: 1-4; Mark 3:13 -19)
Judas, son of James, is the corresponding name in Luke’s gospel (Luke 6:12-16)
Right, the names are interchangeable as are so many.
No Bible Contradiction

 

68. Jesus saw a man sitting at the tax collector’s office and called him to be his disciple. What was his name?
Matthew (Matthew 9:9)
Yes, After his calling the people gave him a new name: Matthew, Aramaic for: Gift of God.

Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27)
Yes, That was his old name: Levi, the tax collector.
No Bible Contradiction

 

69. Was Jesus crucified on the day before the Passover meal or the day after?
After (Mark 14:12-17)
Yes, after the first Passover meal (Seder). In Judaism there have always been two great festival days for Passover. At the 14th of Nisan: first Seder evening. And at the 15th of Nissan the Great extra Sabbath of the Feats of the Unleavened Bread started for one week. The evening of the extra Sabbath (second Seder evening) began after sunset of 14 Nisan.

Before. Before the feast of the Passover Judas went out at night (John 13:30). The other disciples thought he was going out to buy supplies to prepare for the Passover meal (John 13:29). When Jesus was arrested, the Jews did not enter Pilates judgment hail because they wanted to stay clean to eat the Passover (John 18:28). When the judgment was pronounced against Jesus, it was about the sixth hour on the day of Preparation for the Passover (John 19:14).
Yes, before the extra Great Sabbath at 15 Nisan. See earlier.
See SAB Contradiction 341. 
No Bible Contradiction

 

70. Did Jesus pray to The Father to prevent the crucifixion?
Yes. (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42)
Yes, if possible …  And He knew: It is not possible.

No. (John 12:27)
Wrong. Not yet; He is thinking about the matter and He gives God the glory: “Father, glorify thy name.”
No Bible Contradiction

 

No Bible Contradictions