Here's a list of biblical contradictions that I made up.
A Most Evil and Stupid Book
Moral Depravity, Absurdities
Contradictions of the Bible
TESTAMENT (Jewish Bible)
Will the real Ten Commandments
please stand up? Two different versions of the Ten Commandments that contradict
each other: Exodus
20:1-17 compare to Exodus
How the former slaves of Israel
treated their own slaves:
Non-Israelites could be taken as slaves
for life and their children passed off as an inheritance: Leviticus
25:44-46 compare to Leviticus
19:33-34 where it says the exact opposite.
A Hebrew slave was obligated for only
six years of slavery but had to leave behind the wife his master gave him along
with his children: Exodus
A master was allowed to savagely beat
his slave so long as he or she did not die within a day or two: Exodus
If a slave had an eye blinded by his
master he was to be set free but his master was not blinded in punishment
according to the rule of an ‘eye for an eye’ that applied to other people
guilty of the same crime: Exodus
21:26-27 compare to Leviticus
Exterminate thy neighbors:
All of them some of the time: Deuteronomy 3:1-6.
Men only at other times. Women and children
are plunder: Deuteronomy
Everyone except virgin girls when the
mood strikes: Numbers 31:17-18.
Take captive brides after killing their
mother and father: Deuteronomy
How the Israelites treated
If a single woman was raped, her rapist
was punished by being forced to marry her, never divorce her and paying a fine
to her father: Deuteronomy 22:28-29.
Women got their hands cut off for defending their husbands if they yanked
his attacker's testicles: Deuteronomy 25:11-12.
If an engaged or married woman was
raped she was to be executed if she failed to scream: Deuteronomy 22:23-24.
A woman had to prove her virginity or
be stoned to death: Deuteronomy.
A man could sell his daughter into
permanent slavery: Exodus
God had someone killed for gathering
firewood on a Saturday: Numbers
God cannot see well: Genesis 18:20-21; Deuteronomy 23:12-14.
God has a lot of trouble
King David kills 700 charioteers and
40,000 horsemen or is it 7,000 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers? 2 Samuel 10:18 compare to 1 Chronicles 19:18.
King David kills 18,000 Edomites, or is
it 12,000? 1 Chronicles 18:12 compare to Psalms 60 chapter title.
King Solomon’s slave supervisors
numbered 550 or 250? 1 Kings 9:20-23 compare to 2 Chronicles 8:7-10.
A talent for exaggeration (Hint: A
talent equals 75 lbs): 1 Chronicles 22:14.
God Unmighty! God miraculously
saved the Israelites from Pharaoh’s chariots Exodus
14:23-25 but later he could not handle another nation’s chariots Judges
TESTAMENT (Christian Bible)
Jesus miraculously heals
muteness, blindness and curved spines by exorcising demons.
He makes blind and mute people see and
talk by exorcising demons that possessed them: Matthew
12:22 and Luke
Jesus casts out demons that were responsible for a woman being a hunchback: Luke
Jesus curses a fig tree for not
having fruit out of season: Mark
Jesus curses entire towns for
not being impressed by his miracles but later asks God to forgive his murderers:
11:20-24 compare to Luke
John the Baptist recognizes
Jesus then later forgets who he is: John
1:29-34 compared to Matthew
False prophesies of Jesus and
The Messiah (“Son of Man”) will come
before his disciples finish preaching in Israel. Matthew
Jesus will be back before some
disciples die but later claims he said something else. Matthew
16:28 compare to John
The crucifixion. Two tales of
two thieves: Matthew
27:38-44 and Mark
15:27-32 compared to Luke
Jesus blesses the “peacemakers”
but later says that he came not to bring peace to the earth but “a sword” by
dividing families: Matthew
5:9 compare to Matthew
Christian view on women:
Women should shut up in church: 1
Women should wear a head covering on
their heads in church: 1
Women should not teach men: 1
Christian view on slavery: 1
endings for Jesus’ departure: Mark