101 CONTRADICTIONS, Old Testament

1. Man was created equal, male and female. Gen.1:27. Woman was created as a companion to the man only after he rejected the animals. Gen.2:18-24. 2. Man was created after the plants. Gen.1:12, 26. Man was created before the plants. Gen.2:5-9.

3. The birds were created out of the water. Gen.1:20. The birds were created out of the land. Gen.2:19

4. The animals were created before man. Gen.1:24-26. The animals were created after man. Gen.2:19

5. On the first day, God created and separated light and darkness. Gen.1:3-5. On the fourth day, God again created and separated light and darkness. Gen.1:14-18

6. God encouraged reproduction. Gen.1:28. He said it was an unclean process. Lev.12:1-8 (Note that bearing a daughter is more unclean than bearing a son)

7. God was pleased with his creation. Gen.1:31. God was not pleased with his creation. Gen.6:6

8. Adam was to die the day he ate the forbidden fruit. Gen.2:17. Adam lived 930 years. Gen.5:5

9. The name of "The Lord" was known in the beginning. Gen.4:26; Gen.12:8; Gen.22:14; Gen.26:25. The name of "The Lord" was not known in the beginning. Ex.6:3

10. God preferred Abel's offering to Cain's. Gen.4:4, 5. God shows no partiality. 2 Chr.19:7; 2 Sam.14:14

11. God asks Cain the whereabouts of his brother. Gen.4:9. God goes to see what is happening. Gen.18:20, 21. God is everywhere and sees everything. Prov.15:3; Jer.16:17; Jer.23:24

12. It rained on the earth. Gen.7:4. There was rain from above and below. Gen.8:2

13. Two pairs of each kind were to be taken aboard Noah's ark. Gen.6:19, 20; Gen.7:9, 14-16. Two pairs and seven pairs of some kinds were to be taken aboard. Gen.7:2, 3

14. Noah entered the ark during the Flood. Gen.7:7. Noah entered the ark after the Flood. Gen.7:12, 13

15. There were many languages before the tower at Babel. Gen.10:5, 20, 31. There was only one language before the tower at Babel. Gen.11:1

16. Abraham married his half-sister and was blessed. Gen.11:29; Gen.17:15,16; Gen.20:11,12. Incest is wrong. Deut.27:22; Lev. 18:9; Lev. 20:17

17. Abraham made a covenant with Abimelech and Phichol. Gen.21:22, 27, 32. It was Isaac who made the covenant with Abimelech and Phichol. Gen.26:26-28

18. Hebron was the name at the time of Abraham. Gen.23:2. Hebron was named differently. Josh.14:15

19. Jacob's name was changed at Peniel. Gen.32:28-30. Jacob's name was changed at Padanaram. Gen.35:9,10

20. Isaac's servants dug a well at Beer-shebah. Gen.26:32, 33. Abraham dug a well at Beer-shebah. Gen.21:29-31

21. Esau married two Hittite women. Gen.26:34. Esau married three Canaanite women. Gen.36:2, 3

22. Bashemath was a daughter of Elon the Hittite. Gen.26:34. Bashemath was a daughter of Ishmael. Gen.36:3

23. Luz was renamed Beth-el. Gen.28:19. Luz was a different place than Beth-el. Josh.16:2

24. God renamed Jacob and called him Israel. Gen.35:10. God forgot the new name. Gen.46:2

25. Eliphaz had six sons. Gen.36:11,12. Eliphaz had seven sons. Gen.36:15,16. Eliphaz had seven different sons. 1 Chr.1:36

26. Dan had one son. Gen.46:23. Amazingly, this one son produced over 62,000 military-age males by the first census. Num.1:38,39

27. Moses married a Midianite. Ex.3:1. Moses married an Ethiopian. Num.12:1

28. All the beasts died in plague number six. Ex.9:6. All the beasts received boils in plague number seven. Ex.9:10. All the beasts were hit with hail and fire in plague number eight. Ex.9:25. All the beasts lost their firstborn in plague number ten. Ex.12:29.

29. All the plant life was destroyed by hail. Ex.9:25. All the plant life was destroyed by locusts. Ex.10:15

30. God instructs the Israelites to spoil the Egyptians and plunder their enemies. Ex.3:22; Deut.20:1317. God prohibits stealing or defrauding a neighbor. Lev.19:11,13

31. Moses' father-in-law proposed the idea of judges for the people. Ex.18:17, 24. Moses proposed the idea of judges for the people. Deut.1:9-18

32. Jethro was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Ex.3:1. Ruel was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Ex.2:18. Raguel was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Num.10:29. Hobab was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Jud.4:11

33. The priests were with Moses at Mount Sinai. Ex.19:22, 24. Moses appointed the first priests later in the wilderness. Ex.28:1

34. Moses was great. Ex.11:3. Moses was meek. Numbers 12:3

35. Moses was the only allowed near God. Ex.24:2. Moses was not the only one allowed. Ex.24:9-11

36. Moses condemned the making of an idol. Ex.32:19, 20. Moses made an idol. Num.21:9; 2 Ki.18:4

37. The commandments were memorably given at the beginning of the wilderness trek. Ex. 19 and 20. The people appeared not to remember later in the wilderness. Lev.24:12; Num.15:34

38. Moses told the people they would pass over the Jordan that day. Deut.9:1. It was Joshua who took them over much later. Josh.1:1, 2

39. The number of Israelites, excluding children, was 600,000. Ex.12:37. The number of Israelites, including children, was only 7000. 1 Ki.20:15

40. Manna tasted like coriander seed and honey. Ex.16:31. Manna tasted like fresh oil. Num.11:8

41. The Sabbath Day was to remember creation. Ex.20:11; Ex. 31:17. The Sabbath Day was to remember the sojourn in Egypt. Deut.5:15

42. God details sacrificial offerings. Ex.20:24; Ex.29:10-42; Lev.1:1-17; Num.28:1-31. God says he did not order sacrifices. Jer.7:22

43. The Book of Jasher was written at the time of Joshua. Josh.10:13. The Book of Jasher was written at the time of David. 2 Sam.1:17,18

44. The Israelites were a numerous and mighty people. Ex.1:8, 9. The Israelites were few in number. Deut.7:7

45. The Israelites had plenty of water to wash their clothes for purification. Ex.19:10. The Israelites had no water and rioted for a drink. Ex.15:22-24

46. God was with the people. Ex.3:12. God was not with the people. Ex.33:3

47. Aaron died on Mt. Hor. Num.20:27, 28; 33:38,39. Aaron died at Mosera. Deut.10:6

48. After Aaron's death, the people journeyed from Mt. Hor to Zalmonah to Punon etc. Num.33:41, 42. After Aaron's death, the people journeyed from Mosera to Gudgodah to Jotbath. Deut.10:6, 7

49. The Canaanites were utterly destroyed. Num.21:3. The Canaanites were left to trouble the Israelites for years. Jud.3:1,2

50. Stones were taken out of the Jordan River. Josh.4:3. Stones were placed in the Jordan River. Josh.4:9

51. The Nazarite vow is broken if one goes near a dead body. Numb.6:6-9. Sampson, a Nazarite, apparently did not break this vow. Jud.13:5; 15:8,15,16; 16:17

52. Samuel ministered to the "Lord". 1 Sam.3:1. Samuel did not know the "Lord". 1 Sam.3:7

53. David killed Goliath. 1 Sam.17:49,50. Elhanan killed Goliath. 2 Sam.21:19-21. (Notice that the phrase "the brother of" has been added)

54. "God" caused David to number the people. 2 Sam.24:1. "Satan" caused David to number the people. 1 Chr.21:1

55. Saul utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 1 Sam.15:20. David utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 1 Sam.27:8, 9. David destroyed the Amalekites - again - almost. 1 Sam.30:1,17,18

56. God chose Saul to save the people from the Philistines. 1 Sam.9:15-17. Saul dies and the Philistines overrun the Israelites. 1 Sam.31:6, 7.

57. God chose Saul. 1 Sam.9:16. God repents for choosing Saul. 1 Sam.15:35. God doesn't need to repent. Num. 23:19

58. Saul inquired of God but received no answer. 1 Sam.28:6. Saul died for not inquiring. 1 Chr.10:13, 14

59. Saul killed himself. 1 Sam.31:4; 1 Chr. 10:4, 5. Someone killed Saul. 2 Sam.1:5-10. The Philistines killed Saul. 2 Sam.21:12. God killed Saul. 1 Chr.10:13,14

60. Jesse had eight sons. 1 Sam.16:10, 11; 1 Sam.17:12. Jesse had seven sons. 1 Chr.2:13-15

61. Saul knew David before the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.16:19. Saul did not know David until after the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.17:55-58

62. Michal was childless. 2 Sam.6:23. Michal had five sons. 2 Sam.21:8

63. David sinned in taking the census. 2 Sam.24:10,25. David's only sin, ever, was another matter. 1 Ki.15:5

64. David paid 50 pieces of silver for the property. 2 Sam.24:24. David paid 600 pieces of gold for the property. 1 Chr.21:25

65. His name was Solomon. 2 Sam.12:24; 1 Chr.22:9. His name was Jedidiah. 2 Sam.12:25

66. Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses. 1 Ki.4:26. Solomon had 4,000 stalls of horses. 2 Chr.9:25

67. Solomon had 3300 supervisors. 1 Ki.5:16. Solomon had 3600 supervisors. 2 Chr.2:2

68. Solomon's "molten sea" held 2000 "baths". 1 Ki.7:26. Solomon's "molten sea" held 3000 "baths". 2 Chr.4:5

69. Solomon had thousands of horses. 1 Ki.4:26. A King must not multiply horses to himself. Deut.17:15,16

70. Solomon had hundreds of wives. 1 Ki.11:1-3. A King must not multiply wives to himself. Deut.17:17

71. There was no greater king before or after Hezekiah. 2 Ki.18:1, 5. There was no greater king before or after Josiah. 2 Ki.23:24, 25

72. Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.8:26. Ahaziah succeeded his father, who was thirty-two years old when he became king and who ruled for eight years. 2 Chr.21;20. He was forty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.22:2. (Note that some versions have caught the error and corrected it.)

73. God prohibits the making of idols. Ex.20:4; Deut.5:8, 9. God commands idols to be made. Ex.25:18; Num.21:8, 9

74. Children are to suffer for their parent's sins. Ex.20:5; Ex.34:7; Num.14:18; Deut.5:9; Is.14:21. Children are not to suffer for their parent's sins. Deut.24:16; Ezek.18:19,20

75. God prohibits the killing of the innocent. Ex.23:7. God approves the killing of the innocent. Num.31:17; Josh.6:21; Josh.7:24-26; Josh.8:22-25; Josh.10:20, 40; Josh.11:15; 1 Sam.15:3

76. God inflicts sickness. Num.11:33; 2 Chr.21:14, 15. Satan inflicts sickness. Job 2:7

77. Death to a false prophet. Deut.18:20. Death also to a real prophet deceived by "God". Ezek.14:9

78. God remembers sin even when it has been forgiven. Ex.34:7. God does not remember sin after it has been forgiven. Jer.31:34

79. God promised the land to the people. Ex.12:25. God broke his promise. Num.14:30, 31

80. Sisera was sleeping when Jael killed him. Jud.4:21. Sisera was standing and apparently, allowed Jael to kill him. Jud.5:25-27

81. Joshua captured Debir. Josh.10:38,39. Othniel captured Debir. Jud.1:11-13

82. God sows discord. Gen.11:7-9. God hates those who cause discord. Prov.6:16-19

83. The census count was: Israel 800,000 and Judah 500,000. 2 Sam.24:9. The census count was: Israel 1,100,000 and Judah 470,000. 1 Chr.21:5

84. The two pillars were 18 cubits high. 1 Ki.7:15. The two pillars were 35 cubits high. 2 Chr.3:15

85. 420 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 1 Ki.9:28. 450 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 2 Chr.8:18

86. Asa removed the high places. 2 Chr.14:2, 3. Asa did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.15:14

87. Baasha died in the 26tth year of King Asa's reign. 1 Ki.16:6-8. Baasha built a city in the 36th year of King Asa's reign. 2 Chr.16:1

88. Jehoshaphat did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.22:42, 43. Jehoshaphat did remove the high places. 2 Chr.17:5, 6

89. Jehu's massacre was acceptable to God. 2 Ki.10:30. Jehu's massacre was not acceptable to God. Hos.1:4.

90. Jehu shot Ahaziah near Ibleam. Ahaziah then fled to Meggido and died there. 2 Ki.9:27. Ahaziah was found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and was then put to death. 2 Chr.22:9

91. Ahaz was not conquered. 2 Ki.165. Ahaz was conquered. 2 Chr.28:5

92. Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.24:8. Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.36:9. (Some versions have corrected this)

93. Jehoiachin reigned 3 months. 2 Ki.24:8. Jehoiachin reigned 3 months and 10 days. 2 Chr.36:9

94. Jehoiachin was succeeded by his uncle. 2 Ki.24:17. Jehoiachin was succeeded by his brother. 2 Chr.36:10

95. The father of Zerubbabel was Pedaiah. 1 Chr.3:19. The father of Zerubbabel was Shealtiel. Ezr.3:2

96. God is near to all who call on him. Ps.145:18. God is far away and cannot be found in times of need. Ps.10:1

97. God sometimes forsakes his children. Ps.22:1, 2. God is always a present help. Ps.46:1

98. The righteous shall rejoice when he sees vengeance. Ps.58:10, 11. Do not rejoice when your enemy falls or stumbles. Prov.24:17

99. God stands to judge. Is.3:13. God sits to judge. Joel 3:12

100.Zedekiah watched his sons be put to death, then he had his eyes put out, and was left to die in prison. Jer.52:10, 11. God promised Zedekiah a peaceful death. Jer.34:4, 5

101.Omri reigned 12 years beginning in the 31st year of Asa's reign. 1 Ki.16:23. Omri died and his son began his reign in the 38th year of Asa's reign, making Omri's reign only 7years. 1 Ki.16:28, 29

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