A list of over 700 inconsistencies in the bible from. This is why we can say that our copies have errors in them albeit very, very few and still hold to the doctrine of inerrancy. Additional nkjv problems discussed in new age bible versions, which bible is gods word, and the language of the king james bible, by gail riplinger, available through a. Their book became known as the wicked bible, and even today, people cite that typo as an excuse to carouse. There are multiple ancient witnesses, and authorities, who emphatically deny that the.
The 10 worst typos in the bible religion the guardian. Someone may have confusion in understanding a specific passage and its original intent, but the fault does not lie with the documents, but the interpretation the reader may be trying to extrapolate from it. The fact is, differences within two or more biblical accounts may be the result of copyists errors. Does the bible contain errors, contradictions, or discrepancies.
Having graduated from moody bible institute in the old days when this was taught and believed by most of the faculty anyhow. There are many versions of bible of both catholics and protestants having their own 73 or 66 books respectively. The bible is only inerrant to the point that it matches the words of the inspired writers. The niv bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available hebrew, aramaic, and greek texts. Envoy is a bimonthly journal of catholic apologetics and evangelization.
The church actively sought to destroy these wicked bibles for their heresy. The niv bible was first published in 1973, with revisions published in 1978 and 1983. Does anyone know much about the isv bible translation. Unbelievers, skeptics and modernist christians see these passages as evidence the bible contains errors.
In the last article we defined what inerrancy is not and then attempted to adequately define the term. The earth is a flat disk in shape, like a dinner plate, and rests upon mountain pillars. Properly understood, the doctrine of inerrancythe teaching that the bible contains no errors applies only to the original copies of the biblical documents. God used that booklet to open my eyes to the danger of the lodge, and in 1980, i demitted from the lodge. This article is reprinted with permission from envoy magazine. Armstrongisms 300 errors exposed by 0 bible verses 1973. There were some of which i was not aware until i read this book. Dennis mckinsey clearly shows that the bible is not the inerrant word of god that christians believe it to be. Ad 96 2, the actual original copies written down by the prophets and apostles, we believe there were no errors that could affect doctrine. Errors and contradictions in the bible tim challies. Yet he didnt make the light producing objects the sun and the stars until the fourth day 1. Biblical scientific errors refer to biblical claims that go against scientific data, usually as a result of a literalistic reading.
Below are a few errors false teachings from the niv and esv that brethren have fought against for years see ephesians 5. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events. Genesis god creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night, on the first day. All scripture is inspired by god and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for trainin. Oftentimes, modern man forgets that whenever duplicates of the old testament scriptures were needed, copies had to be made by handa painstaking, timeconsuming task requiring extreme concentration and special working conditions.
Conservative or fundamentalist christians respond with books on bible difficulties. London published a king james version of the bible with a pretty big error. The bible is the word of god, and we can depend on it as the book that illuminates the pathway to salvation. The original 1611 king james bible contained the apocryphal books which have clearly been demonstrated to have major errors in doctrine, history, and geography. The devil has given man a bible that is not a bible because it takes man, sin, and god out of the bible niv esv. Dec 14, 2009 armstrongisms 300 errors exposed by 0 bible verses by stanley edwin anderson, 1973, church growth publications edition, in english.
So, we have sixtysix books of the bible that were recognized as being godbreathed, and that must include them being errorfree. When reading your bible it is important to ask yourself some basic questions. This error was not caught and corrected before the books were. The inerrancy of scripture means that scripture in the original manuscripts does not affirm anything that is. The kinds of errors outlined in this and the previous post reveal more than just the usual mistakes that are made in any translation. The devil has given man a bible that is not a bible because it takes man, sin, and god out of the bible nivesv. Pdf errors and contradictions in the bible islam pdfs.
Daniel his life and visions point to gods plans of redemption and sovereign control of history. Biblical scientific errors are external errors something that the bible gets wrong about the external world as opposed to internal errors something that contradicts the bible s own message. Absolutely thorough explanation of so called errors in the king james bible. The niv is not interested in translating the words of god, but the concepts of god. Scholars seek to correct mistakes in bible world news mideastn. Even today the catholic bible contains several books not included in the authorized king james version of the bible. Books of the bible list order complete new and old testament.
Why does the niv bible omit or have missing verses. The original 1611 kjv writers used over 4000 marginal notes offering alternate interpretations of the words they used. The following is an excerpt from the macarthur new testament commentary on 2 timothy 3. The committee on bible translation cbt, the team of translators responsible for the new international version niv bible, is composed of worldclass scholars and leaders in their respective fields. Support article template how to report errors in logos. If written by a perfect being, then it must not contradict itself, as a collection of books written by different men at different times over many centuries would be. And nowhere in the bible are gods initiative and control expressed more clearly and pervasively than in the book of the prophet ezekiel. From the advent of neoorthodox theology in the early twentieth century, this assertion has become a mantra among those who want to have a high view of scripture while avoiding the academic liability of asserting biblical infallibility and inerrancy. Since god is perfect, holy, and true, we know there are no real contradictions in his word, no matter what it seems at first. Nov 11, 2014 with the passage of time new versions of bible keep corning in and the older texts continue to undergo more and more distortions. The kjv has been relentlessly attacked for 2 simple reasonsfor money and so scholars can become their own final authority and sit in judgement of gods words. Printing errors and corrections in the gutenberg bible polonsky. Apr 02, 2012 so now i have the original nt version 1.
Covering topics such as jealousy, fear, courage, children, gossip, honesty, joy, and more, this guide offers over 1,000 new life version scripture verses in an easytoread translation that even the youngest reader can understand and absorb. They reveal a cavalier attitude toward the doctrine of verbal inspiration. It is designed for pastors, laypersons, bible teachers, serious bible students, and others who want a comprehensive but brief and reliable commentary on the entire bible. The niv today outsells the traditional kjv two to one. In times of pain or sorrow, gods word comforts and encourages. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the errors in the king james bible.
It is pretty much a list of bible verse comparisons which call out obvious contradictions in the bible. Just the simple truth does the bible have errors in it. The original writings came directly from god through human authors. This book is tremendously educational yet very fascinating to read. So if you like peace, youd better be in his good books. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. A freudian finale to our list, this error, in a bible of 1612, blames our inkyfingered. While there are a few other periodicals that deal, at least ostensibly, with this subject area, envoy magazine is distinct from them in every way. You can browse the niv bible verses by using the chapters listed below, or use our free bible search feature at the top of this page. Dec 03, 2012 of course this process has been ongoing over the centuries with new books added.
When i became a christian 1977, the niv nt was already replacing other popular versions rsv, phillips, nasb. There are about seven hundred bible versions and all are on display in london museum. The errors in the king james bible kindle edition by. However, in the book of matthew, the printers missed the line break between chapters 21 and 22. Their goal is to accurately translate the word of god in a way that enables readers and listeners to hear the bible as it was originally written. Yes, there are verses that appear to contradict each other. The niv served me well, especially in my first decade as a christian. During a break in our classes, i entered a small bible book store and i purchased two books that god used in my life.
Peter s download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The bible contains many passages which seem to contradict other passages. The errors in the king james bible kindle edition by ruckman, dr. Since then, i have read the entire bible in many different translations.
The other book was titled, god only wrote one bible by james jasper ray. Aug 16, 2019 the bible is the word of god, which errs. If we read the bible at face value, without a preconceived bias for finding errors, we will find it to be a coherent, consistent, and relatively easytounderstand book. The reason for this error is that the transcriber of the book of kells read qui fuit mathathiae as qui fuit. Here are a few examples by no means all, but perhaps most of what christian pharisees demand that we believe as inerrant fact. Aug 08, 2011 the bible contains errors only if you think man wrote it and not god using men to write what he wanted written and god also preserved his word for all eternity. It clearly demonstrates a vast collection of biblical contradictions, inconsistencies, errors, and more. Sep 24, 2007 although a diverse group of human authors wrote the books of the bible in differing styles over a long period of time, the bible really has only one authorgod. Buy selfcontradictions of the bible by william henry burr isbn.1086 699 412 418 821 726 694 531 60 1521 796 541 373 846 1074 1505 1504 338 516 1150 650 1550 899 416 567 135 788 180 195 239 683 1427 445 693 1355 137 1312 927 1267 576 1373 969 1004 599 360 763 1167