The Anvil Rings: Answers to Alleged Bible Discrepancies

The Anvil Rings: Answers to Alleged Bible Discrepancies

by Eric Lyons

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ISBN-13: 9780932859495
Publisher: Apologetics Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword1
Chapter 1Answering the Allegations5
The Need5
The Know-How: Principles for Dealing with Alleged Contradictions8
Innocent Until Proven Guilty8
Possibilities Will Suffice9
What is a Contradiction?11
Same Person, Place, or Thing13
Same Time Reference14
Same Sense14
Supplementation Does Not Equal Contradiction16
Look Who's Talking17
The Golden Rule18
Chapter 2Alleged Contradictions in the Creation Account21
Too Much Activity on Day Six?21
Did God Create Animals or Man First?24
Of Water or of Land?28
Is Marriage a Good Thing?29
Why Didn't Adam Die Immediately?31
Where Did Cain Get His Wife?34
What About the Land of Nod?36
Chapter 3Did Moses Really Write the Pentateuch?39
The Documentary Hypothesis40
Moses and the Art of Writing42
Evidence for the Documentary Hypothesis-Refuted44
No King in Israel... Yet45
Camels Bearing a Heavy Load48
Moses' Knowledge of Gates53
Dan in the Days of Abraham54
Canaanites were in the Land... Then55
Philistines in the Time of Abraham-Fallacy or Fact?56
Does It Really Matter Who Wrote the Pentateuch?60
Chapter 4Alleged Numerical Contradictions65
How Many Daughters Did Lot Have?65
How Many Supervisors Did Solomon Have?68
How Much Water Could "the Sea" Hold?69
3 or 3.14?72
Cock-A-Doodle-Do... Twice?74
How Many Thieves Reviled Christ?78
23,000 or 24,000?80
The "Twelve"84
Chapter 5Alleged Geographical Contradictions87
Where Did Josiah Die?87
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount or the Plain?89
Where are You from?90
An Inland "Coast"92
Controversial Jericho93
Geography in General96
The Accuracy of Acts98
Machpelah or Shechem?99
All the World in 30 Years?101
Chapter 6Alleged Contradictions Pertaining to Time105
How Long was the Ark of the Covenant in Kirjath Jearim?105
When did Baasha Reign?107
A Coin Called "Daric"109
"Three Days and Three Nights"111
Six or Eight Days?114
At What Hour was Jesus Crucified?116
How Long was the Israelites' Egyptian Sojourn?117
Chapter 7The Reality of Copyists' Errors129
Examples of Copyists' Errors135
Who Killed Goliath?135
How Old was Jehoiachin when he Began His Reign?137
Hadadezer or Hadarezer?137
When did Absalom Commit Treason?138
How Many Stalls did Solomon have?138
Is the Old Testament Still Reliable?139
What about the Reliability of the New Testament?141
Chapter 8Alleged Genealogical Contradictions145
How Old was Terah when Abraham was Born?145
Could Terah have been 130 when Abraham was Born?148
Jesse's Missing Son155
Who was Joseph's Father?157
Was Cainan the Son of Arphaxad?159
Chapter 9Alleged Contradictions Surrounding the Resurrection of Jesus165
Head-On Collusion166
Addition Does not a Contradiction Make168
Who were the Women?169
Who was at the Tomb?169
What Time did the Women Visit the Tomb?171
Did Jesus have the Same Physical Body After His Resurrection?172
Was the Tomb Open when the Women Arrived?175
Perspectives Play a Part177
Chapter 10Miscellaneous Alleged Contradictions179
Ishmaelites or Midianites?179
Who Wrote on the Second Pair of Tablets?181
Who Killed King Saul?183
Motives Matter187
Did Jesus and the Centurion Speak Together Personally?190
Take it, or Leave it?192
Was the Robe Placed on Jesus Scarlet or Purple?198
Dead, or Dying?199
How Did Judas Kill Himself?201
Who Bought the Potter's Field?202
Has Man Seen God?204
Did You Hear That?207
James' "Missing Quote"210
Afterword215
References217
Subject Index229
Scripture Index235
Name Index243

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