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999 Bible contradictions... and counting

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

References 004 - part 01


Below you’ll find a list of 999 biblical contradictions(*) . This list is not exhaustive and may yet be expanded with the contradictions I have already found beyond what is listed here, or may still come across if I ever feel like reading the bible again (which may take a while having just finished this project). (*) [Because the website does not support blogposts of this magnitude, I had to cut the list into three separate posts.]


These introductory remarks not included, the list itself contains 48,648 words. That’s 4 times the size of the ‘gospel according to Mark, more than 2.5 the size of the ‘gospel according to Matthew and almost as much as all the Pauline epistles combined. Can you imagine reading a bible book containing nothing but contradicting statements? In the format of a Word document, the list is 112 pages long; a veritable book of its own indeed.

I’ve tried to group the contradictions as best as possible. However, since one contradiction just seems to lead to two more, I abandoned a systematic grouping per topic or character, as it forced me to renumber each contradiction at every newly added one, which in the end just started taking more time than the actual citing of them. Potential expansions will therefore seem more haphazard.


I compared my list to a few other websites I know of. The contradictions in this list will evidently overlap many or most of the contradictions in other lists. The same bible lies at the source of this and comparable lists after all. I did not always agree with some of the contradictions presented in others’ lists however. Conversely, I came across a few contradictions that I have not found in any other presentation.


I don’t know if anyone will have or will take the time to read them all. Even for me, compiling this list has been tedious at points. But feel free to copy as much or as many times from the list as you want and for whatever purpose you may deem useful (though a reference to this blog is truly appreciated). Lastly, an important FYI: all citations have been taken into the context of Genesis 1: 1 to Revelation 22: 21

Without further ado, let’s dive right in:

 

001. Is all scripture the word of god? 01 a. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” (2 Timothy 3: 16) b. “But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and…” (1 Corinthians 7: 12)


002. Is all scripture the word of god? 02 a. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16) b. “What I am saying in regard to this boastful undertaking, I am saying not with the Lord’s authority but as a fool;” (2 Corinthians 11: 17)


003. Is all of scripture profitable for doctrine or instruction in righteousness? 01 Yes: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3: 16) No: “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer or to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith.” (1 Timothy 1: 4)


004. Is all of scripture profitable for doctrine or instruction in righteousness? 02 Yes: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16) No: “…but shun foolish questionings, and genealogies, and strifes, and fightings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.” (Titus 3: 9)


005. When was mankind created? a. Before the animals: “God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind and the cattle of every kind and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the cattle and over all the wild animals of the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” (Genesis 1: 25-26) b. After the animals: “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.” (Genesis 2: 18-19)


006. Were males and females created together? Yes: “So God created humans[e] in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1: 27) No: “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of the air and to every animal of the field, but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man." (Genesis 2: 18-22)


007. Who was the father of Shelah? 01 a. Arpachshad. (Genesis 11: 12) b. Cainan. (Luke 3: 35-36)


008. Who was the father of Shelah? 02 a. Arpachshad. (1 Chronicles 1: 18) b. Cainan. (Luke 3: 35-36)


009. Who was the father of Shelah? 03 a. Arpachshad (1 Chronicles 1: 24) b. Cainan. (Luke 3: 35-36)


010. Was Shelah a grandson of Shem or a great-grandson? 01 a. Grandson. (Genesis 11: 10-12) b. Great-grandson. (Luke 3: 35-36)


011. Was Shelah a grandson of Shem or a great-grandson? 02 a. Grandson. (1 Chronicles 1: 18) b. Great-grandson. (Luke 3: 35-36)


012. Was Shelah a grandson of Shem or a great-grandson? 03 a. Grandson. (1 Chronicles 1: 24) b. Great-grandson. (Luke 3: 35-36)


013. How many sons did Abraham have? 01 a. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22: 2) b. Two: Ishmael and Isaac. (Genesis 17: 23, Genesis 22: 2)


014. How many sons did Abraham have? 02 a. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22: 2) b. Two: Ishmael and Isaac. “His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite,…” (Genesis 25: 9)


015. How many sons did Abraham have? 03 a. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22: 2) b. Eight: “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.” (Genesis 25, 1-2 and Genesis 25: 9)


016. How many sons did Abraham have? 04 a. Only one: “But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” (Genesis 22: 11-12) b. Two: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.” (Galatians 4: 22)


017. How many sons did Abraham have? 05 a. Only one: “But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” (Genesis 22: 11-12) b. Eight: “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.” (Genesis 25, 1-2 and Genesis 25: 9)


018. How many sons did Abraham have? 06 a. Only one: “And the angel of Jehovah called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,” (Genesis 22: 15-16) b. Eight: “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.” (Genesis 25, 1-2 and Genesis 25: 9)


019. How many sons did Abraham have? 07 a. Only one: “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,…” (Hebrews 11: 17) b. Eight: “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.” (Genesis 25, 1-2 and Genesis 25: 9)


020. How many sons did Abraham have? 08 a. Two: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.” (Galatians 4: 22) b. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22: 2)


021. How many sons did Abraham have? 09 a. Two: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.” (Galatians 4: 22) b. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”” (Genesis 22: 2)


022. How many sons did Abraham have? 10 a. Two: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.” (Galatians 4: 22) b. Only one: “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,…” (Hebrews 11: 17)


023. How many sons did Abraham have? 11 a. Two: “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the freewoman.” (Galatians 4: 22) b. Eight: “Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah. She bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.” (Genesis 25, 1-2 and Genesis 25: 9)


024. How many sons did Abraham have? 12 a. Eight: (1 Chronicles 1: 28-32) b. Only one: “Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22: 2)


025. How many sons did Abraham have? 13 a. Eight: (1 Chronicles 1: 28-32) b. Only one: “But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” (Genesis 22: 11-12)


026. How many sons did Abraham have? 14 a. Eight: (1 Chronicles 1: 28-32) b. Only one: “And the angel of Jehovah called unto Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said, By myself have I sworn, saith Jehovah, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son,” (Genesis 22: 15-16)


027. How many sons did Abraham have? 015 a. Eight: (1 Chronicles 1: 28-32) b. Only one: “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,…” (Hebrews 11: 17)


028. Was Keturah Abraham’s wife? Yes: “Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah.” (Genesis 25: 1) No: “The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.” (1 Chronicles 1: 32)


029. Did Abraham know where he was to go after being told to leave Harran? Yes: “Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son Lot and all the possessions that they had gathered and the persons whom they had acquired in Haran, and they set forth to go to the land of Canaan. When they had come to the land of Canaan,” (Genesis 12: 5) No: “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance, and he set out, not knowing where he was going.” (Hebrews 11: 8)


030. How old was Abraham when he left Haran? a. Seventy-five: “So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.” (Genesis 12: 4) b. At least hundred thirty five: - Terah was at least 70 when Abraham was born (Genesis 11: 26). - Terah died in Haran at the age of 205. Abraham is then 135 years old. (Genesis 11: 32) - After Terah’s death, god calls Abe to leave his country, Paddan-Aram (Acts 7: 4)


031. How old was Abraham when Ishmael was born? a. Eighty-six: “Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.” (Genesis 16: 16) b. At least one hundred forty-six: - Terah was at least 70 when Abraham was born (Genesis 11: 26). - Terah died in Haran at the age of 205. Abraham is then 135 years old. (Genesis 11: 32) - After Terah’s death, god calls Abe to leave his country, Paddan-Aram (Acts 7: 4) If the time lapse between Abe’s departure from Haran and the birth of Ishmael is indeed what transpires from between (Genesis 12: 4) and (Genesis 16: 16), then Abe is at least 146 years old.

The discrepancy caused by Acts could be applied to the entire chronology of Terah, Abraham (and the rest of the bible), creating subsequent contradictions. For instance, Abe would be 159 years old when god renamed him, instead of 99; and 160 instead of 100 at the birth of Isaac.


032. How old was Ishmael when Abraham sent him and his mother away? a. At least 17 years old. - Ishmael is circumcised in Abraham’s household when he was thirteen (Genesis 17: 26) - Isaac born when Abe is hundred and Ishmael fourteen (Genesis 21: 5) - Isaac is weaned at 3, 4, 5, 6 (?) years old. Ishmael is at that time between 17 and 20 years old. (Genesis 21: 8-9) b. Very young; young enough to be carried on a woman’s shoulder or thrown about. “So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, […] she cast the child under one of the bushes. (Genesis 21: 14, 15; “the boy”: Genesis 21: 17 (twice), 18, 19 and 20)

000. Did Lot’s daughters think god had killed every man on earth save their father? Yes: “And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the world.” (Genesis 19: 31) Why would they? Only Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. “Then the Lord rained on Sodom and Gomorrah sulfur and fire from the Lord out of heaven, and he overthrew those cities and all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities and what grew on the ground.” (Genesis 19: 24-25) Zoar was not in the least affected: “Very well, I grant you this favor too and will not overthrow the city of which you have spoken. Hurry, escape there, for I can do nothing until you arrive there.” Therefore the city was called Zoar. The sun had risen on the earth when Lot came to Zoar.” (Genesis 19: 21-23)

It is technically possible of course, that Lot’s daughters merely pretended there were no men alive in the world anymore, to justify their lust for their father’s loins. I will therefore not count this one as a clear textual contradiction, although it is perfectly reasonable to question the statement of Lot’s oldest daughter and the gullibility of the younger.


033. What was bought at Shechem from the sons of Hamor? 01 A portion of land: “For a hundred pieces of silver, he bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, the plot of ground where he pitched his tent. There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.” (Genesis 33: 19-20) A tomb: "and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.” (Acts 7: 16)


034. What was bought at Shechem from the sons of Hamor? 02 A portion of land: “The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the portion of ground that Jacob had bought from the children of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred pieces of money;” (Joshua 24: 32) A tomb: "and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.” (Acts 7: 16)


035. Who bought the plot of land at Shechem from the sons of Hamor? 01 a. Jacob: “For a hundred pieces of silver, he bought from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, the plot of ground where he pitched his tent. There he set up an altar and called it El Elohe Israel.” (Genesis 33: 19-20) b. Abraham: “and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.” (Acts 7: 16)


036. Who bought the plot of land at Shechem from the sons of Hamor? 02 a. Jacob: “The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem, in the portion of ground that Jacob had bought from the children of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for one hundred pieces of money;” (Joshua 24: 32) b. Abraham: “and their bodies were brought back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham had bought for a sum of silver from the sons of Hamor in Shechem.” (Acts 7: 16)


037. Was Abraham called by god to leave Ur or Harran? a. Ur: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’ So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Harran.” (Acts 7: 2-4) b. Harran: - “Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Harran, they settled there. Terah lived 205 years, and he died in Harran.” (Genesis 11: 31-32) - “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.” (Genesis 12: 1, 4) - “I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.” …”Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor.” (Genesis 24: 1-4, 10)


038. Will seedtime and harvest ever cease? No: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease.” (Genesis 8: 22) Yes: “For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no ploughing and reaping.” (Genesis 45: 6)


039. Who were the wives of Esau? 01 a. Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite and Basemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite (Genesis 26: 34) b. Adah, Oholibamah and Basemath (Genesis 36: 1-3)


040. Who were the wives of Esau? 02 a. Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, Basemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite and Mahalath, sister of Nebaioth – daughter of Ishmael. (Genesis 26: 34, Genesis 28: 9) b. Adah, Oholibamah and Basemath (Genesis 36: 1-3)


041. What was the name of the sister of Nebaioth, who married Esau? a. Mahalath (Genesis 28: 9) b. Basemath (Genesis 36: 3)


042. Who was the father of Esau’s wife Basemath? a. Elon the Hittite (Genesis 26: 34) b. Ishmael, brother of Isaac and Esau’s uncle (Genesis 36: 1-3)


043. Who was the daughter of Elon the Hittite that became Esau’s wife? a. Basemath (Genesis 26: 34) b. Adah (Genesis 36: 1-3)


044. Was Esau’s wife Basemath a Hittite or an Ishmaelite / Edomite? a. Hittite (Genesis 26: 34) b. Edomite (Genesis 36: 1-3)


045. Was Oholibamah’s ascendant Anah the son or the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite? a. Daughter (Genesis 36: 2, 14) b. Son (Genesis 36: 20, 29)


046. Were the Amalekites descendants of Esau through his son Eliphaz? Yes. (Genesis 36: 12, 16) No (Genesis 14: 7)


047. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 01 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” (Genesis 22: 14)


048. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 02 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And he said unto him, I am Jehovah that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.” (Genesis 15: 7)


049. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 03 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes. “And he said, O Lord Jehovah, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?” (Genesis 15: 8)


050. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 04 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of Jehovah, the Everlasting God.” (Genesis 21: 33)


051. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 05 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Abraham said unto his servant, the elder of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: and I will make thee swear by Jehovah, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou wilt not take a wife for my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:” (Genesis 24: 2-3)


052. Did Abraham know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 06 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again. Jehovah, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my nativity” (Genesis 24: 6-7)


053. Did Isaac know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 01 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes. “And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.” (Genesis 26: 25)


054. Did Isaac know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 02 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes. “And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death.'” (Genesis 27: 6-7)


055. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 01 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Rebekah spake unto Jacob her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy father speak unto Esau thy brother, saying, 'Bring me venison, and make me savory food, that I may eat, and bless thee before Jehovah before my death.'” (Genesis 27: 6-7)


056. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 02 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And, behold, Jehovah stood above it, and said, ‘I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed’;” (Genesis 28: 13)


057. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 03 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, “Surely Jehovah is in this place; and I knew it not.”” (Genesis 28: 16)


058. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 04 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, and Jehovah will be my God,” (Genesis 28: 20-21)


059. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 05 No: “And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And he said unto him, Thou knowest how I have served thee, and how thy cattle have fared with me. For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it hath increased unto a multitude; and Jehovah hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?” (Genesis 30: 29-30)


060. Did Jacob know god by the name ‘Jehovah’? 06 No: “”And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.”” (Exodus 6: 3) Yes: “And Jacob said, ‘O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, O Jehovah, who saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will do thee good:’” (Genesis 32: 9)


061. When did god give Jacob the name ‘Israel’ ? a. Before Jacob moved to the land of Shechem. (Genesis 32: 22-32) b. After Jacob moved to the land of Shechem. (Genesis 35: 1-15)


062. What did Jacob call the place where god renamed him Israel? 01 a. Peniel: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.” (Genesis 32: 30-31) b. Penuel: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.” (Genesis 32: 30-31)


063. What did Jacob call the place where god renamed him Israel? 02 a. Peniel: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.” (Genesis 32: 30-31) b. Beth-El: “And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spake with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon. And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.” (Genesis 35: 14-15)


064. What did Jacob call the place where god renamed him Israel? 03 a. Penuel: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. And the sun rose upon him as he passed over Penuel, and he limped upon his thigh.” (Genesis 32: 30-31) b. Beth-El: “And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he spake with him, a pillar of stone: and he poured out a drink-offering thereon, and poured oil thereon. And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Beth-el.” (Genesis 35: 14-15)


065. Were all twelve sons of Jacob born in Paddan-Aram? Yes: “Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob’s first-born, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun; the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin; and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid: Dan and Naphtali; and the sons of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid: Gad and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, that were born to him in Paddan-aram.” (Genesis 35: 22-26) No: Benjamin was born on the road from Beth-El to Ephrath (Beth-Lehem). “And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was still some distance to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labor.” (Genesis 35: 16, et. 17-18)


066. How many years were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 01 a. Four hundred years: “Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years, but I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.” (Genesis 15: 13-14) b. Four hundred thirty years: “Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the Lord’s divisions left Egypt.” (Exodus 12: 40-41)


067. How many years were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 02 a. Four hundred years: “And God spoke in these terms, that his descendants would be resident aliens in a country belonging to others, who would enslave them and mistreat them during four hundred years.” (Acts 7: 6) b. Four hundred thirty years: “Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years. At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the Lord’s divisions left Egypt.” (Exodus 12: 40-41)


068. For how many generations were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 01 a. Two: counting from the grandchildren that accompanied Jacob and his sons to Egypt, Aaron, Moses and Miriam were the second generation Israelites that served in slavery in Egypt. (Exodus 6: 16-20 and Genesis 46: 8-27) b. Four: “Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years, […] And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” (Genesis 15: 13, 16)


069. For how many generations were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 02 a. Two: counting from the grandchildren that accompanied Jacob and his sons to Egypt, Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram were the second generation Israelites that served in slavery in Egypt, but joined the Exodus. (Genesis 46: 9 and Numbers 26: 8-9) b. Four: “Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years, […] And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” (Genesis 15: 13, 16)


070. For how many generations were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 03 a. Three: Aaron married the sister of Nahshon, son of Amminadab and great-grandson of Hezron who went into Egypt with Jacob. (Exodus 6: 23, Numbers 1: 7, Numbers 7: 12, Ruth 4: 18-21) b. Four: “Know this for certain, that your offspring shall be aliens in a land that is not theirs and shall be slaves there, and they shall be oppressed for four hundred years, […] And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” (Genesis 15: 13, 16)


071. For how many generations were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 04 a. Three: Aaron married the sister of Nahshon, son of Amminadab and great-grandsons of Hezron who went into Egypt with Jacob. (Exodus 6: 23, Numbers 1: 7, Numbers 7: 12, Ruth 4: 18-21) b. Two: counting from the grandchildren that accompanied Jacob and his sons to Egypt, Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram were the second generation Israelites that served in slavery in Egypt, but joined the Exodus. (Genesis 46: 9 and Numbers 26: 8-9)


072. For how many generations were the Israelites slaves in Egypt? 05 a. Three: Aaron married the sister of Nahshon, son of Amminadab and great-grandson of Hezron who went into Egypt with Jacob. (Exodus 6: 23, Numbers 1: 7, Numbers 7: 12, Ruth 4: 18-21) b. Two: counting from the grandchildren that accompanied Jacob and his sons to Egypt, Aaron, Miriam and their contemporaries were the second generation Israelites that served in slavery in Egypt. (Exodus 6: 16-20 and Genesis 46: 8-27)


073. Were the Levites to be included in the first census ordered by god? a. No way Yahweh. “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Only the tribe of Levi you shall not enroll, and you shall not take a census of them with the other Israelites.”” (Numbers 1: 48-49) b. But it seems they got counted anyway… on god’s orders none the less. “Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, “Enroll the Levites by ancestral houses and by clans. You shall enroll every male from a month old and up.” So Moses enrolled them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.” (Numbers 3: 14-16)

Notice the difference however: of the eleven tribes the men 20 years and above were to be counted; of the Levites all the males one month and above. In the second census (Numbers 26) there wasn’t any apparent need to exclude the Levites from being enrolled, even though the age difference was maintained.


074. Who was the greatest spokesman (prophet) for god? 01 a. According to Moses: Moses. “Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. He was unequalled for all the signs and wonders that the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.” (Deuteronomy 34: 10-12) b. According to the-pretending-to-be-Paul author of Hebrews: Jesus. “…consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God’s house.” Yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, just as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.” (Hebrews 3: 1-3)


075. Who was the greatest spokesman (prophet) for god? 02 a. According to Moses: Moses. “Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. He was unequalled for all the signs and wonders that the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt, against Pharaoh and all his servants and his entire land, and for all the mighty deeds and all the terrifying displays of power that Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.” (Deuteronomy 34: 10-12) b. According to Jesus: John the Baptist. ““I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John, yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”” (Luke 7: 28)

[Although I think I get what Jesus is trying to say here, Luke 7: 28 is a contradiction in itself. I’ll count it as one more in the first update]


076. How did Moses make water come out of the rock? a. By striking it: “The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 17: 5-6) b. By simply ordering the rock to give water: “Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aaron, and command the rock before their eyes to yield its water. Thus you shall bring water out of the rock for them; thus you shall provide drink for the congregation and their livestock.” (Numbers 20: 8)


077. Where did Moses make the rock give water? 01 a. At Rephidim: “…They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. […]I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 7: 1, 6) b. At Kadesh: (Numbers 20: 1-8)


078. Where did Moses make the rock give water? 02 a. At Rephidim: “…They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. […]I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 7: 1, 6) b. At Kadesh: “…because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled with me. You did not show my holiness before their eyes at the waters.” (These are the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)” (Numbers 27: 14)


079. Where did Moses make the rock give water? 03 a. At Rephidim: “…They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. […]I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.” Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 7: 1, 6) b. At Kadesh: “ you shall die there on the mountain that you ascend and shall be gathered to your kin, as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his kin, because both of you broke faith with me among the Israelites at the waters of Meribath-kadesh in the wilderness of Zin,…” (Deuteronomy 32: 50)


080. Who made the Ark of the Covenant? a. According to Moses: Bezalel. “Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood; it was two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.” (Exodus 37: 1) b. But according to the same Moses, he made the Ark himself: “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Carve out two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to me on the mountain, and make an ark of wood. I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which you smashed, and you shall put them in the ark.’ So I made an ark of acacia wood, cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.” (Deuteronomy 10: 1-3)


081. How many generations from Abraham to David? 01 a. Thirteen. (Matthew 1: 2-6) b. Fourteen (Matthew 1: 17


082. How many generations from Abraham to David? 02

a. Thirteen. (Genesis 46: 9, Ruth 4: 18-22)

b. Fourteen (Matthew 1: 17)


083. How many members of Jacob’s family went into Egypt - incl. Jacob? 01 a. Seventy :(Exodus 1: 1-5) b. Seventy-five: (Acts 7: 14)


084. How many members of Jacob’s family went into Egypt - incl. Jacob? 02 a. Seventy: (Exodus 1: 1-5) b. Sixty-six: “All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons.” (Genesis 46: 26)


085. How many members of Jacobs’ family went into Egypt - incl. Jacob? 03 a. Sixty six: “All those who went to Egypt with Jacob—those who were his direct descendants, not counting his sons’ wives—numbered sixty-six persons.” (Genesis 46: 26) b. Seventy: “With the two sons who had been born to Joseph in Egypt, the members of Jacob’s family, which went to Egypt, were seventy in all. (Genesis 46: 27)


086. How many descendants of Jacob through Leah went into Egypt? a. Thirty-three: “These were the sons Leah bore to Jacob in Paddan Aram, besides his daughter Dinah. These sons and daughters of his were thirty-three in all.” (Genesis 46: 15) b. Thirty-two: a careful count of all the names listed from Genesis 46: 8 to 14 gives 31 sons. Together with his daughter Dinah, mentioned in Gen 46: 15, the total is 32, not 33 as stated in that same verse.


087. Who sold Jacob’s son Joseph to Potiphar, the captain of pharaoh’s guard? 01 a. The Ishmaelites: (Genesis 37: 28) b. The Midianites: (Genesis 37: 36)


088. Who sold Jacob’s son Joseph to Potiphar? 02 a. The Ishmaelites: (Genesis 37: 28) b. His own brothers: (Genesis 45: 4)


089. Who sold Jacobs’ son Joseph to Potiphar? 03 a. The Midianites: (Genesis 37: 36) b. His own brothers: (Genesis 45: 4)


090. How old was Jacob’s youngest son Benjamin when the family moved to Egypt? a. A young child: “And Reuben answered them, saying, ‘Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear’…” Genesis 42: 22 “My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father, or a brother? And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother; and his father loveth him. […]And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father: for if he should leave his father, his father would die.” (Genesis 44: 19-20, 22) “The lad” is repeated in Genesis 43: 8, Genesis 44: 30 (twice), 31, 32, 33, 34 b. An adult man, old enough to have ten sons -listed in Genesis 46: 21. [If the chapters preceding Genesis 46 are correct, then all counts of Jacob and his family moving into Egypt are wrong. This creates 3 more contradictions, which I will include in the first update]


091. Did all of the Egyptians’ livestock die in the fifth plague? 01 Yes: “The Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” And on the next day the Lord did so; all of the Egyptians’ livestock died, but none of the Israelites’ livestock died.” (Exodus 9: 5-6) No: some livestock was killed off later in the seventh plague, the plague of hail. “…And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt; there was hail with fire flashing continually in the midst of it, such heavy hail as had never fallen in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. The hail struck down everything that was in the open field throughout all the land of Egypt, both human and animal;… (Exodus 9: 23-25)


092. Did all of the Egyptians’ livestock die in the fifth plague? 02 Yes: “The Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” And on the next day the Lord did so; all of the Egyptians’ livestock died, but none of the Israelites’ livestock died.” (Exodus 9: 5-6) No: some livestock still was to be killed off even later in the tenth plague. “At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon and all the firstborn of the livestock.” (Exodus 12: 29)


093. Did all of the Egyptians’ livestock die in the fifth plague? 03 Yes: “The Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” And on the next day the Lord did so; all of the Egyptians’ livestock died, but none of the Israelites’ livestock died.” (Exodus 9: 5-6) No: some livestock was killed off even later still. “The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, his chariot drivers and his army; they overtook them camped by the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon. […] The Egyptians pursued and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. […]The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained.” (Exodus 14: 9, 23, 28)


094. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 01 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 3: 1)


095. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 02 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 4: 18)


096. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 03 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 1)


097. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 04 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 2)


098. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 05 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 5)


099. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 06 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 6)


100. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 07 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 12)


101. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 08 a. Reuel (Exodus 2: 18-21) b. Jethro (Exodus 18: 27)


102. What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 09 a. Jethro (Exodus 3: 1) b. Reuel (Numbers 10: 29)


103 – 122 What was the name of Moses’ father-in-law? 10-29 In the above nine contradictions on Moses’ father-in-law, we have two verses that name him Reuel, while he is called Jethro eight times. There are however two other passages where he is called Hobab, a Kenite: “The descendants of Hobab the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad. Then they went and settled with the Amalekites.” (Judges 1: 16) “Now Heber the Kenite had left the other Kenites, the descendants of Hobab, Moses’ father-in-law and pitched his tent by the great tree in Zaanannim near Kedesh.” (Judges 4: 11) Each of these creates yet ten more contradictions; hence twenty for both verses together. The number of contradictions on Moses’ father-in-law therefore amounts to 29, while the total of contradictions is brought to 122. [Reuel is mentioned three more times in Genesis 36, as a son of Esau and chief of the Edomites, but it is not stated that this Reuel is the same Reuel as Moses’ father-in-law. The appearance of another Reuel as an Edomite chief/patriarch is noteworthy none the less.]


123. Was Hobab Moses’ father-in-law, or was he the son of Moses’ father-in-law? 01 a. Moses’ father in law: “The descendants of Hobab the Kenite, Moses’s father-in-law went up with the people of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which lies in the Negeb near Arad. Then they went and settled with the Amalekites.” (Judges 1: 16) b. The son of Moses’ father-in-law: “Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’s father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you’; come with us, and we will treat you well,…” (Numbers 10: 29)


124. Was Hobab Moses’ father-in-law, or was he the son of Moses’ father-in-law? 02 a. Moses’ father in law: “Now Heber the Kenite had left the other Kenites, the descendants of Hobab, Moses’ father-in-law and pitched his tent by the great tree in Zaanannim near Kedesh.” (Judges 4: 11) b. The son of his father-in-law: “Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’s father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you’; come with us, and we will treat you well,…” (Numbers 10: 29)


125. Who gave the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai? a. God. (Exodus 20 – Exodus 31) b. Angels. “Why, then, was the law given at all? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was given through angels and entrusted to a mediator.” (Galatians 3: 19)


126. Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush? 01 a. An angel of god: “And the angel of Jehovah appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” (Exodus 3: 2) b. God: “And when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses." (Exodus 3: 4)


127. Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush? 02 a. An angel of god: ““This is the same Moses they had rejected with the words, ‘Who made you ruler and judge?’ He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush.” (Acts 7: 35) b. God: “And when Jehovah saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.” (Exodus 3: 4)


128. Did Moses still appear before pharaoh after the plague of darkness? No: Pharaoh said to Moses, “Get out of my sight! Make sure you do not appear before me again! The day you see my face you will die.” “Just as you say,” Moses replied. “I will never appear before you again.” (Exodus 10: 28-29) Yes: “During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the Lord as you have requested. Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.”” (Exodus 12: 31-32)


129. When were the Tablets of the Covenant given to the Israelite people? a. At Mount Sinai, about three months later than in point b. (Exodus 31: 18) b. The Israelites already had them when they entered the Sinai, at the latest when they departed from Elim. “So Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put an omer of manna in it. Then place it before the Lord to be kept for the generations to come.” As the Lord commanded Moses, Aaron put the manna with the tablets of the covenant law, so that it might be preserved.” (Exodus 16: 33-34)


130. All the Israelites who were over 20 years old when they escaped Egypt had died on route to the Promised Land. Of those more than a million people (per Exodus-Numbers), who ultimately got to at least see the “the land of milk and honey”? 01 a. Only Caleb son of Jephunneh: “When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: “No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly.” (Deuteronomy 1: 34-36) b. Caleb and Joshua. “But your assistant, Joshua son of Nun, will enter it. Encourage him, because he will lead Israel to inherit it.” (Deuteronomy 1: 38)


131. All the Israelites who were over 20 years old when they escaped Egypt had died on route to the Promised Land. So out of all the adults escaping Egypt, who ultimately got to at least see the “the land of milk and honey”? 02 a. Only Caleb son of Jephunneh: “When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: “No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly.” (Deuteronomy 1: 34-36) b. Caleb, Joshua and Moses. (Deuteronomy 1: 34-36, 38 and Deuteronomy 34: 1-4)


132. All the Israelites who were over 20 years old when they escaped Egypt had died on route to the Promised Land. So out of all the adults escaping Egypt, who ultimately got to at least see the “the land of milk and honey”? 03 a. Only Caleb son of Jephunneh: “When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: “No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the Lord wholeheartedly.” (Deuteronomy 1: 34-36) b. Moses, Caleb, Joshua (Hoshea) and ten other leaders of the Israelites. (Numbers 13: 1-16)


133. When was the Israelite priesthood established? a. After god gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. “”Have Aaron your brother brought to you from among the Israelites, along with his sons Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, so they may serve me as priests. […]They are to make these sacred garments for your brother Aaron and his sons, so they may serve me as priests.” (Exodus 28: 1, 4) b. Before god gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. “And let the priests also, that come near to Jehovah, sanctify themselves, lest Jehovah break forth upon them. […] “And Jehovah said unto him, Go, get thee down; and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto Jehovah, lest he break forth upon them.” (Exodus 19: 22, 24)


134. Where did Aaron die? a. On top of Mount Hor: “They set out from Kadesh, and the Israelites, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor. […] Moses stripped Aaron of his vestments and put them on his son Eleazar, and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain…” (Numbers 20: 22, 28) b. At Moserah: “The Israelites journeyed from Beeroth-bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried.” (Deuteronomy 10: 6)


135. When did the Israelite king Baasha die? a. In the 26th year of of Asa king of Judah. (1 Kings 16: 5-8) b. At least ten years later: “In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.” (2 Chronicles 16: 1)


136. How did king Antiochus IV Epiphanes die? 01 a. From disappointment (1 Maccabees 6: 1-16) b. He was stoned to death and cut into pieces in Persia by the priests of Nanea. (2 Maccabees 1: 11-16)

137. How did king Antiochus IV Epiphanes die? 02 a. From disappointment (1 Maccabees 6: 1-16) b. On route to Jerusalem, from acute explosive diarrhoea followed by a fall from his chariot that broke all his bones, then eaten alive by worms, then writing a 269 word long letter to the Jews of Jerusalem after which he finally died. (1 Maccabees 9: 1-28)


138. How did king Antiochus IV Epiphanes die? 03 a. He was stoned to death and cut into pieces in Persia by the priests of Nanea. (2 Maccabees 1: 11-16) b. On route to Jerusalem, from acute explosive diarrhoea followed by a fall from his chariot that broke all his bones, then eaten alive by worms, then writing a letter 269 word long letter to the Jews after which he finally died. (1 Maccabees 9: 1-28)


139. Did Moses make the Israelites drink the golden calf? a. “And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it.” (Exodus 32: 20) b. “Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I crushed it and ground it to powder as fine as dust and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain.” (Deuteronomy 9: 21)


140. God will give Canaan to the Israelites he led out of Egypt, but won’t. a. “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the Lord.’” (Exodus 6: 6-8) b. “As surely as I live, declares the Lord, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.[…] I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die.” (Numbers 14: 28-30, 35)


141. How many Israelites died in the plague sent by god because of the Moabite women?

a. “Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000. (Numbers 25: 8-9)

b. We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.” (1 Corinthians 10: 8)


142. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? a. God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) b. Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1)


143. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel? a. Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9) b. One million one hundred thousand (1 Chronicles 21:5) Note also that according to Chronicles, the Levites and Benjamites were not counted in that census, so the discrepancy would be even larger if they were.


144. How many fighting men were found in Judah? a. Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9) b. Four hundred and seventy thousand (1 Chronicles 21:5) Note also that according to Chronicles, the Levites and Benjamites were not counted in that census, so the discrepancy would be even larger if they were.


145. God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine? a. Seven (2 Samuel 24:13) b. Three (1 Chronicles 21:12)


146. How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem? a. Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26) b. Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2)


147. How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem? a. Eighteen (2 Kings 24:8) b. Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9)


148. How long did he rule over Jerusalem? a. Three months (2 Kings 24:8) b. Three months and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9)


149. The chief of the mighty men of David killed how many men at one time? a. Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:8) b. Three hundred (1 Chronicles 11: 11)


150. When did David bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem? a. After defeating the Philistines (2 Samuel 5 and 6) b. Before defeating the Philistines (1 Chronicles 13 and 14)


151. When David defeated the King of Zobah, how many horsemen did he capture? a. One thousand and seven hundred (2 Samuel 8:4) b. Seven thousand (1 Chronicles 18:4)


152. How many stalls for horses did Solomon have? a. Forty thousand (I Kings 4:26) b. Four thousand (2 chronicles 9:25)


153. In what year of King Asa’s reign did Baasha, King of Israel die? a. Twenty-sixth year (I Kings 15:33 – 16:8) b. Still alive in the thirty-sixth year (2 Chronicles 16:1)


154. How many overseers did Solomon appoint for the work of building the temple? a. Three thousand six hundred (2 Chronicles 2:2) b. Three thousand three hundred (1 Kings 5:16)


155. Solomon built a facility containing how many baths? a. Two thousand (1 Kings 7:26) b. Over three thousand (2 Chronicles 4:5)


156. Of the Israelites freed from Babylonian captivity, how many were the children of Pahrath-Moab? a. Two thousand eight hundred and twelve (Ezra 2:6) b. Two thousand eight hundred and eighteen (Nehemiah 7:11)


157. How many of them were the children of Zattu? a. Nine hundred and forty-five (Ezra 2:8) b. Eight hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:13)


158. How many of them were the children of Azgad? a. One thousand two hundred and twenty-two (Ezra 2:12) b. Two thousand three hundred and twenty-two (Nehemiah 7:17)


159. How many were the children of Adin? a. Four hundred and fifty-four (Ezra 2:15) b. Six hundred and fifty-five (Nehemiah 7:20)


160. How many were the children of Hashum? a. Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:19) b. Three hundred and twenty-eight (Nehemiah 7:22)


161. How many were the children of Bethel and Ai? a. Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28) b. One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32)


162. Ezra 2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number of the whole assembly was 42,360. Yet the numbers do not add up to anything close. The totals obtained from each book is as follows: a. 29,818 (Ezra) b. 31,089 (Nehemiah)


163. How many singers accompanied the assembly? a. Two hundred (Ezra 2:65) b. Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67)


164. What was the name of King Abijah’s mother? a. Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2) b. Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20)


165. However, Absalom had only one daughter. Her name was: a. Maachah (2 Chronicles 11: 20) b. Tamar (2 Samuel 14:27)


166. Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem? a. Yes (Joshua 10:23, 40) b. No (Joshua 15:63)


167. Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary? a. Jacob (Matthew 1:16) b. Hell (Luke 3:23)


168. Jesus descended from which son of David? a. Solomon (Matthew 1:6) b. Nathan (Luke3:31)


169. Who was the father of Shealtiel? a. Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12) b. Neri (Luke 3:27)


170. Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ? a. Abiud (Matthew 1: 13) b. Rhesa (Luke 3:27)


171. Was Abiud a son of Zerubbabel? Yes: (Matthew 1: 13) No: (Chronicles 3: 19-20)


172. Was Rhesa a son of Zerubbabel? Yes: (Luke 3: 27) No: (1 Chronicles 3: 19-20)


173. Who was the father of Uzziah? a. Joram (Matthew 1:8) b. Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1)


174. Who was the father of Jechoniah? a. Josiah (Matthew 1:11) b. Jehoiakin (1 Chronicles 3:16)


175. How many generations were there from the Babylonian exile until Christ? a. Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17) b. But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen (see Matthew 1: 12-16)


176. When was David anointed as king of Judah? a. Before David entered in Saul’s service and before killing Goliath. (1 Samuel 16: 1-13). b. After the death of Samuel and after Saul’s death. (2 Samuel 2: 1-4)


177. Who anointed David as king of Judah? a. Samuel (1 Samuel 16: 1-13) b. The people of Judah (2 Samuel 2: 1-4)


178. Where was David anointed as king of Judah? a. In Bethlehem (1 Samuel 16: 1-13) b. In Hebron (2 Samuel 2: 1-4)


179. Who were David’s sons born in Hebron? a. “Sons were born to David at Hebron: his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam of Jezreel; his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; the third, Absalom son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah son of Haggith; the fifth, Shephatiah son of Abital; and the sixth, Ithream, of David’s wife Eglah. These were born to David in Hebron.” (2 Samuel 3: 2-4) b. “These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite; the third Absalom, son of Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur; the fourth Adonijah, son of Haggith; the fifth Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth Ithream, by his wife Eglah; six were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years and six months. ( 1 Chronicles 3: 1-4)


180. Who is the paternal grandfather of king Saul? 01 a. Abiel. “There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. Kish had a son named Saul,…” (1 Samuel 9: 1-2) b. Ner. “And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 8: 33)


181. Who is the paternal grandfather of king Saul? 02 a. Abiel. “There was a Benjamite, a man of standing, whose name was Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bekorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. Kish had a son named Saul,…” (1 Samuel 9: 1-2) b. Ner. “And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah; 36 and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. 39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 9: 35-39)


182. Was Enoch the sixth or seventh generation from Adam? 01 a. Sixth: From Adam: Seth, Enosh, Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch. (Genesis 5: 3-18) b. Seventh: “It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “See, the Lord is coming…” (Jude 14)


183. Was Enoch the sixth or seventh generation from Adam? 02 a. Sixth: “…son of Enoch, son of Jared, son of Mahalaleel, son of Cainan, son of Enos, son of Seth, son of Adam, son of God.” (Luke 3: 37-38) b. Seventh: “It was also about these that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “See, the Lord is coming…” (Jude 14)


184. Did Enoch die? No: “By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.”” (Hebrews 11: 5) Yes. “All these people (*) were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised;” (Hebrews 11: 13) (*) Hebrews 11: 5-11 lists Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah as ‘all these people’.


185. When did Saul learn the name of Jesse, David’s father? a. When an evil spirit from the Lord started tormenting Saul, the youngest son of Jesse, David was suggested by his servants to become his lyre player. “So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” (1 Samuel 16: 19) b. Prior to confronting Goliath, Saul dresses David in his own battle gear. David takes the armor back off, feeling it won’t benefit him and goes off to battle. Yet Saul suddenly doesn’t seem to know this David anymore as he sets out and “When Saul saw David go out against the Philistine, he said to Abner, the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” Abner said, “As your soul lives, O king, I do not know.” The king said, “Inquire whose son the young man is.” On David’s return from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with the head of the Philistine in his hand. Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” (1 Samuel 17: 55-58 –only 16 verses after Saul dressed David in his armor)


186. Who killed Goliath? a. David, son of Jesse the Bethlehemite. “As he talked with them, the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name,” […] “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand.” (1 Samuel 17: 23, 50) b. Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite. “After this a battle took place with the Philistines at Gob; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was one of the descendants of the giants. Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” (2 Samuel 21: 18-19)


187. How did David kill Goliath? a. With a stone from his sling. “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand.” (1 Samuel 17: 50) b. By killing him with a sword: “Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it.” (1 Samuel 17: 51)


188. How did king Saul die? 01 a. After being wounded by the Philistines at the battle on mount Gilboa, Saul committed suicide with his sword. “Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised may not come and thrust me through and make sport of me.” But his armor-bearer was unwilling, for he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.” (1 Samuel 31: 4-5) b. At the battle on mount Gilboa, Saul was suffering from convulsions and upon his request, was killed by an Amalekite. ““I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, while the chariots and the horsemen drew close to him. When he looked behind him, he saw me and called to me. I answered, ‘Here, sir.’ And he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ He said to me, ‘Come, stand over me and kill me, for convulsions have seized me, and yet my life still lingers.’ So I stood over him and killed him, for I knew that he could not live after he had fallen…” (2 Samuel 1: 6-10)


189. How did king Saul die? 02 a. After being wounded by the Philistines at the battle on mount Gilboa, Saul committed suicide with his sword. “Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, so that these uncircumcised may not come and thrust me through and make sport of me.” But his armor-bearer was unwilling, for he was terrified. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died with him.” (1 Samuel 31: 4-5) b. The Philistines killed him. “David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the people of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hung them up, on the day the Philistines killed Saul on Gilboa.” (2 Samuel 21: 12)


190. How did king Saul die? 03 a. At the battle on mount Gilboa, Saul was suffering from convulsions and upon his request, was killed by an Amalekite. ““I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, while the chariots and the horsemen drew close to him. When he looked behind him, he saw me and called to me. I answered, ‘Here, sir.’ And he said to me, ‘Who are you?’ I answered him, ‘I am an Amalekite.’ He said to me, ‘Come, stand over me and kill me, for convulsions have seized me, and yet my life still lingers.’ So I stood over him and killed him, for I knew that he could not live after he had fallen…” (2 Samuel 1: 6-10) b. The Philistines killed him. “David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the people of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-shan, where the Philistines had hung them up, on the day the Philistines killed Saul on Gilboa.” (2 Samuel 21: 12)


191. Who was Heman the musician’s father? 01 a. Mahol. “He [Solomon] was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Kalkol and Darda, the sons of Mahol.” (1 Kings 4: 31) b. Zerah. “The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda—five in all.” (1 Chronicles 2: 6)


192. Who was Heman the musician’s father? 02 a. Mahol ““He [Solomon] was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Kalkol and Darda, the sons of Mahol.” (1 Kings 4: 31) b. Joel. “Here are the men who served, together with their sons: From the Kohathites: Heman, the musician, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,…” (1 Chronicles 6: 33)


193. Who was Heman the musician’s father? 03 a. Zerah. “The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda—five in all.” (1 Chronicles 2: 6) b. Joel. “Here are the men who served, together with their sons: From the Kohathites: Heman, the musician, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,…” (1 Chronicles 6: 33)


194. Is taking a census a sin? 01 No: “Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600.” (2 Chronicles 2: 17) This census of Solomon doesn’t appear to be or cause any issue. Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


195. Is taking a census a sin? 02 No: “The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said: “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. You and Aaron are to count according to their divisions all the men in Israel who are twenty years old or more and able to serve in the army.” (Numbers 1: 1-3) Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


196. Is taking a census a sin? 03 No: “After the plague the Lord said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families—all those twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army of Israel.” (Numbers 26: 1-3) Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


197. Is taking a census a sin? 04 No: “The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt. He said: “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. You and Aaron are to count according to their divisions all the men in Israel who are twenty years old or more and able to serve in the army.” (Numbers 1: 1-3) Yes: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”. […]This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. […] So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” (1 Chronicles 21: 1-2, 7, 14-15)


198. Is taking a census a sin? 05 No: “After the plague the Lord said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, “Take a census of the whole Israelite community by families—all those twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army of Israel.” (Numbers 26: 1-3) Yes: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”. […]This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. […] So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” (1 Chronicles 21: 1-2, 7, 14-15)


199. Is taking a census a sin? 06 No: “Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he [b]took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be three hundred thousand choice men, able to go to war and handle spear and shield.” (2 Chronicles 25: 5) This census of Amaziah doesn’t appear to be or cause any issue. Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


200. Is taking a census a sin? 07 No: “Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he [b]took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be three hundred thousand choice men, able to go to war and handle spear and shield.” (2 Chronicles 25: 5) This census of Amaziah doesn’t appear to be or cause any issue. Yes: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”. […]This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. […] So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” (1 Chronicles 21: 1-2, 7, 14-15)


201. Is taking a census a sin? 08 No: “Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt. So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families.” (Nehemiah 7: 4-5) This census of Solomon doesn’t appear to be or cause any issue. Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


202. Is taking a census a sin? 09 No: “Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt. So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families.” (Nehemiah 7: 4-5) This census inspired by god doesn’t appear to be or cause any issue. Yes. “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”. […]This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. […] So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” (1 Chronicles 21: 1-2, 7, 14-15)


203. Is taking a census a sin? 10 No. “But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her. The Lord will count when He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” (Psalm 87: 5-6) Yes: “Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.” […] But afterward, David was stricken to the heart because he had numbered the people. David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.” […]So the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from that morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand of the people died, from Dan to Beer-Sheba.” (2 Samuel 24: 1, 10, 15)


204. Is taking a census a sin? 11 No: “But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her. The Lord will count when He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” (Psalm 87: 5-6) Yes: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”. […]This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. […] So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” (1 Chronicles 21: 1-2, 7, 14-15)


205. How high were the capitals of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 01 a. Five cubits. (Jeremiah 52: 22) b. Three cubits. (2 Kings 25: 17)


206. How high were the capitals of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 02 a. Five cubits. (1 Kings 7: 15) b. Three cubits. (2 Kings 25: 17)


207. How high were the capitals of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 03 a. Five cubits (2 Chronicles 3: 15) b. Three cubits (2 Kings 25: 17)


208. What was the height of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 01 a. Seventeen and a half cubits. (2 Chronicles 3: 15) b. Eighteen cubits. (1 Kings 7: 15)


209. What was the height of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 02 a. Seventeen and a half cubits. (2 Chronicles 3: 15) b. Eighteen cubits. (Jeremiah 52: 21)


210. What was the height of Boaz and Yachin, the pillars of the temple? 03 a. Seventeen and a half cubits. (2 Chronicles 3: 15) b. Eighteen cubits. (2 Kings 25: 17)


211. Does god lie or deceive? 01 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2: 16-17) “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3: 12) “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” (Genesis 5: 5)


212. Does god lie or deceive? 02 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Exodus 3: 17) “…you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’” (Exodus 3: 18)


213. Does god lie or deceive? 03 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Exodus 3: 17) In the larger context, the promise is made to all the Israelites, textually to the elders of Israel. But NONE of them got to enter the Broken-Promised Land. (Numbers 14: 28-30, 35)

214. Does god lie or deceive? 04 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “Now therefore, behold, Jehovah hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets; and Jehovah hath spoken evil concerning thee.” (1 Kings 22: 23)


215. Does god lie or deceive? 05 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And if the prophet be deceived and speak a word, I, Jehovah, have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.” (Ezekiel 14: 9)


216. Does god lie or deceive? 06 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:” (2 Thessalonians 2: 11)


217. Does god lie or deceive? 07 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”” (Genesis 2: 16-17) “And the man said, “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”” (Genesis 3: 12) “And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.” (Genesis 5: 5)


218. Does god lie or deceive? 08 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Exodus 3: 17) “…you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’” (Exodus 3: 18)


219. Does god lie or deceive? 09 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “Now therefore, behold, Jehovah hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets; and Jehovah hath spoken evil concerning thee.” (1 Kings 22: 23)


220. Does god lie or deceive? 10 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “And if the prophet be deceived and speak a word, I, Jehovah, have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.” (Ezekiel 14: 9)


221. Does god lie or deceive? 11 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “And for this cause God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe a lie:” (2 Thessalonians 2: 11)


222. Does god lie or deceive? 12 No: “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:…” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed, you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed.” (Jeremiah 20: 7)


223. Does god lie or deceive? 13 No: “…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,” (Titus 1: 2) Yes: “O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed, you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed.” (Jeremiah 20: 7)


224. Is god compassionate and merciful? 01 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” (Genesis 6: 7)


225. Is god compassionate and merciful? 02 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.” (Genesis 6: 13)


226. Is god compassionate and merciful? 03 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “”I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. “” (Genesis 6: 17)


227. Is god compassionate and merciful? 04 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “”Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.”” (Genesis 7: 4)


228. Is god compassionate and merciful? 05 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.” (Genesis 7: 21-23)


229. Is god compassionate and merciful? 06 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Exodus 33: 19)


230. Is god compassionate and merciful? 07 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “…and when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7: 2)


231. Is god compassionate and merciful? 08 Yes: “Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.” (Lamentations 3: 32-33) No: “Though he brings grief…” (Lamentations 3: 32)


232. Is god compassionate and merciful? 09 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: ““You have covered yourself with anger and pursued us; you have slain without pity. You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through. You have made us scum and refuse among the nations.”” (Lamentations 3: 43-45)


233. Is god compassionate and merciful? 10 Yes. “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead. (Exodus 12: 29-30)


234. Is god compassionate and merciful? 11 Yes: “The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.” (James 5: 11) No: “You must destroy all the peoples the Lord your God gives over to you. Do not look on them with pity and do not serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.” (Deuteronomy 7: 16)


235. Is god compassionate and merciful? 12 Yes: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” (Psalm 145: 8-9) No: I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. (Genesis 6: 17)


236. Is god compassionate and merciful? 13 Yes: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” (Psalm 145: 8-9) No: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.’” (1 Samuel 15: 2-3)


237. Is god compassionate and merciful? 14 Yes: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” (Psalm 145: 8-9) No: “‘This is what the Lord says: I am going to fill with drunkenness all who live in this land, including the kings who sit on David’s throne, the priests, the prophets and all those living in Jerusalem. I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the Lord. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.’” (Jeremiah 13: 13-14)


238. Is god’s anger fierce and long lasting? 01 No: “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30: 5) Yes: “The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the Lord’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.” (Numbers 25: 4)


239. Is god’s anger fierce and long lasting? 02 No: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love.” (Psalm 103: 8) Yes: “The Lord’s anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.” (Numbers 32: 13)


240. Is god’s anger fierce and long lasting? 03 No: “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30: 5) Yes: “Through your own fault you will lose the inheritance I gave you. I will enslave you to your enemies in a land you do not know, for you have kindled my anger, and it will burn forever.” (Jeremiah 17: 4)


241. Is god’s anger fierce and long lasting? 04 No: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger, abounding in love.” (Psalm 103: 8)” Yes: The Lord will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail. (Isaiah 30: 30)


242. How many sons does god have? 01 a. One: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3: 16) b. More than two: “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.” (Genesis 6: 1-2) Was Jesus among them? If not, then the bible god has at least three sons.


243. How many sons does god have? 02 a. One: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3: 16) b. More than three: “When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.” (Genesis 6: 1-2) and (Luke 3: 38): Adam, son of god. Was Jesus among the sons of god in Genesis 6? If not, then the bible god has at least four sons.


244. How many sons does god have? 03 a. One: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3: 16) b. Countless: “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God, and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now;…” (1 John 3: 1-2)


245. Is the god of the bible the only god? 01 Yes: ““This is what the Lord says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.” (Isaiah 44: 6) No: “And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3: 22)


246. Is the god of the bible the only god? 02 Yes: “You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4: 35) No: “And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do. Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Genesis 11: 6-7)


247. Is the god of the bible the only god? 03 Yes: “You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.” (Deuteronomy 4: 35) No: “God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:” (Psalm 82: 1)


248. Save Noah and family, did god destroy all non-marine life with the Flood? 01 Yes: “And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark.” (Genesis 7: 23) No: “There we saw the Nephilim (the Anakites come from the Nephilim), and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”” (Numbers 13: 33)


249. Save the Ark passengers, did god destroy all non-marine life with the Flood? 02 Yes: “And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark.” (Genesis 7: 23) No: “At that time Joshua came and wiped out the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel; Joshua utterly destroyed them with their towns. None of the Anakim was left in the land of the Israelites; some remained only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod.” (Joshua 11: 21-22)


250. Save the Ark passengers, did god destroy all non-marine life with the Flood? 03 Yes: “And every living thing was destroyed that was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only was left, and they that were with him in the ark.” (Genesis 7: 23) No: “…and the dove came back to him in the evening, and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.” (Genesis 8: 11)


251. When did Noah enter the ark? a. Seven days before the flood started: “And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. […] And after seven days the waters of the flood came on the earth.” (Genesis 7: 7, 10) b. On the very day the flood started: “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah with his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons entered the ark,…” (Genesis 7: 11-13)


252. How many pairs of clean animals was Noah to take into the ark? 01 a. One pair: “And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds according to their kinds and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every kind shall come in to you, to keep them alive.” (Genesis 6: 19-20) b. Seven pairs: “Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and its mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate; and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive on the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 7: 2-3)


253. How many pairs of clean animals was Noah to take into the ark? 02 a. One pair: “And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives went into the ark to escape the waters of the flood. Of clean animals and of animals that are not clean and of birds and of everything that creeps on the ground, two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.” (Genesis 7: 7-8) b. Seven pairs: Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and its mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and its mate; and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive on the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 7: 2-3)


254. Does god allow humans to eat all animals? Yes: “Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.” (Genesis 9: 3-4) No: “The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Of all the animals that live on land, these are the ones you may eat: You may eat any animal that has a divided hoof and that chews the cud.”” […]“Anything living in the water that does not have fins and scales is to be regarded as unclean by you.”… (Leviticus 11: 1-23)


255. Shall anyone who kills be killed? 01 Yes: “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed;” (Genesis 9: 6) No: “While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him”…” I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”… “Not so; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.” (Genesis 4: 8, 14, 15)


256. Shall anyone who kills be killed? 02 Yes: “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed;” (Genesis 9: 6) No: “One day, after Moses had grown up, […]” “Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”…“And Moses the servant of the Lord died there in Moab, as the Lord had said. He buried him in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.” (Exodus 2: 11-12; Deuteronomy 34: 5-7)


257. Shall anyone who kills be killed? 03 Yes: “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed;” (Genesis 9: 6) No: “And Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid or dismayed; be strong and courageous, for thus the Lord will do to all the enemies against whom you fight.” Afterward Joshua struck them down and put them to death, and he hung them on five trees. […]So Joshua sent the people away to their inheritances. After these things Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being one hundred ten years old. (Joshua 10: 25- 26, Joshua 24: 28-29)


258. Shall anyone who kills be killed? 04 Yes: “Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed;” (Genesis 9: 6) No: “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, striking down the Philistine and killing him; there was no sword in David’s hand. Then David ran and stood over the Philistine; he grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him; then he cut off his head with it. […] Then David rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. He had reigned forty years over Israel—seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.” (1 Samuel 17: 50-51 and 1 Kings 2: 10-11)

Reality itself of course proves god’s statement in Gen 9: 6 totally wrong, but within the bible alone there are many more contradictions created by all the characters that killed but died a natural death (or were taken up into heaven).


259. Is god a god of peace? 01 Yes: “The god of peace be with you all. Amen.”(Romans 15: 30) No: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.” (Exodus 15: 3)


260. Is god a god of peace? 02 Yes: “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.” (1 Corinthians 14: 33) No: “The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.” (Exodus 15: 3)


261. Is god a god of peace? 03 Yes: “The god of peace be with you all. Amen.”(Romans 15: 30) No: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.” (Romans 12: 19)


262. Is god a god of peace? 04 Yes: “The god of peace be with you all. Amen.” (Romans 15: 30) No: “The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes,”… (Deuteronomy 1: 30)


263. Is god a god of peace? 05 Yes: “The god of peace be with you all. Amen.” (Romans 15: 30) No: “During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”” (Exodus 14: 24-25)

264. Can you take revenge on someone who has wronged you? No: “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.” (Romans 12: 19) Yes: “The Lord said to Moses, “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.”” (Numbers 31: 1-2)


265. Is god a god of peace? 06 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “Set out now and cross the Arnon Gorge. See, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his country. Begin to take possession of it and engage him in battle.” (Deuteronomy 2: 24)


266. Is god a god of peace? 07 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.” (Deuteronomy 2: 30)


267. Is god a god of peace? 08 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “The Lord said to me, “See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land.”” (Deuteronomy 2: 31)


268. Is god a god of peace? 09 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz, the Lord our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army. At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them—men, women and children. We left no survivors. But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves. From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead, not one town was too strong for us. The Lord our God gave us all of them.” (Deuteronomy 2: 32-36)


269. Is god a god of peace? 10 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “They fought against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every man.[..] The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.” (Numbers 31: 7, 9-12)


270. Is god a god of peace? 11 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “But your servants, every man who is armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the Lord, just as our lord says.” (Numbers 32: 27)


271. Is god a god of peace? 12 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “On the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you cross the Jordan into Canaan, drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you. Destroy all their carved images and their cast idols, and demolish all their high places. Take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given you the land to possess.” (Numbers 33: 50-53)


272. Is god a god of peace? 13 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “The Lord said to me, “Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.”” (Deuteronomy 3: 2)


273. Is god a god of peace? 14 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “You have seen with your own eyes all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings. The Lord will do the same to all the kingdoms over there where you are going. Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” (Deuteronomy 3: 21-22)


274. Is god a god of peace? 15 Yes: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3: 16) No: “Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation, by testings, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, or by great and awesome deeds, like all the things the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?” (Deuteronomy 4: 34)


275. Is god a god of peace? 16 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “But be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the Lord has promised you.” (Deuteronomy 9: 3)


276. Is god a god of peace? 17 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”” (Deuteronomy 20: 3-4)


277. Is god a god of peace? 18 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the Lord your God has commanded you.” (Deuteronomy 20: 17)


278. Is god a god of peace? 19 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife. Bring her into your home and have her shave her head, trim her nails and put aside the clothes she was wearing when captured. After she has lived in your house and mourned her father and mother for a full month, then you may go to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.” (Deuteronomy 21: 10-13)


279. Is god a god of peace? 20 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “The Lord your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land.” (Deuteronomy 31: 3)


280. Is god a god of peace? 21 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one's foes will be members of one's own household” (Matthew 10:34-36).


281. Is god a god of peace? 22 Yes: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14: 27) No: “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” (Luke 12: 49-53)


282. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 01 a. “Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”” (Genesis 18: 25) b. “Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.”Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” (Romans 9: 11-16)


283. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 02 a. “Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”” (Genesis 18: 25) b. “So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.” (Genesis 6: 7-8)


284. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 03 “Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God’s purpose in election might stand: not by works but by him who calls—she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written: “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” (Romans 9: 11-16)


285. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 04 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” (Matthew 13: 11-12)


286. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 05 a. “Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”” (Genesis 18: 25) b. “…for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation…” (Exodus 20: 4)


287. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 06 a. “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Ezekiel 18: 30) b. “For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy.” (Romans 9: 15-16)


288. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 07 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Joshua made war a long time with all those kings. There was not a town that made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon; all were taken in battle. For it was the Lord’s doing to harden their hearts so that they would come against Israel in battle, in order that they might be utterly destroyed and might receive no mercy but be exterminated, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.” (Joshua 11: 18-20)


289. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 08 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”” (Exodus 6: 1) But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites. And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it.” (Exodus 7: 3-5)


290. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 09 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said to Moses.” (Exodus 9: 12)


291. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 10 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs of mine among them 2 that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.” (Exodus 10: 1-2)


292. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 11 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. Now forgive my sin once more and pray to the Lord your God to take this deadly plague away from me.” Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord. And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea.[b] Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt. 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go.” (Exodus 10: 16-20)


293. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 12 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.” But Moses said, “You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the Lord our God. Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the Lord our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the Lord.”But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. (Exodus 10: 24-27)


294. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 13 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “The Lord had said to Moses, “Pharaoh will refuse to listen to you—so that my wonders may be multiplied in Egypt.” Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his country.” (Exodus 11: 9-10)


295. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 14 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.” (Exodus 14: 3-4)


296. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 15 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he pursued the Israelites, who were marching out boldly.” (Exodus 14: 8)


297. God is just and impartial and god is unjust and partial. 16 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.” (Exodus 14: 17-18)


298. God is not the author of evil but is the author of evil. 01 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.” (Lamentations 3: 32)


299. God is not the author of evil but is the author of evil. 02 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come? (Lamentations 3: 38)


300. God is not the author of evil but is the author of evil. 03 a. “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”(Deuteronomy 32: 4) b. “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you.” (Jeremiah 18: 11)


301. God is not the author of evil but is the author of evil. 04 a. “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;…” (James 1: 13) b. “I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.”(Isaiah 45: 7)


302. God is satisfied with his creation and not satisfied with his creation. a. “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1: 31) b. “The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” (Genesis 6: 6-7)


303. God dwells in chosen temples and does not dwell in chosen temples. a. “When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.”” (2 Chronicles 7: 11-12) b. “But it was Solomon who built a house for him. “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands.”” (Acts 7: 47-48)


304. God dwells in light and god dwells in darkness a. “…God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6: 15-16) b. “…The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;…” (1 Kings 8: 12)


305. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 01 a. “As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses. Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.” (Exodus 33: 9-11) b. “And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”” (Exodus 33: 19-23)


306. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 02 a. “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”” (Genesis 3: 8-10) “So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.””(Genesis 32: 30) b. “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” (John 1: 18)


307. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 03 a. “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” (Isaiah 6: 1) b. “…And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,…” (John 5: 37)


308. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 04 a. “Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel.” (Exodus 24: 9-10) b. “But,” he [god] said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” (Exodus 33: 20)


309. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 05 a. “But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.” (Exodus 24: 11) b. “…God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see…” (1 Timothy 6: 15-16)


310. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 06 a. “But,” he [god] said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” (Exodus 33: 20) b. “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for, said he, I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” (Genesis 32: 30)


311. God can be seen and heard but god cannot be seen and heard. 07 a. “…And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form,…” (John 5: 37) b. “But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the Lord.” (Numbers 12: 7-8)


312. God rests but god never rests. 01 a. “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.” (Genesis 2: 2) b. “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” (Isaiah 40: 28)


313. God rests but god never rests. 02 a. It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’” (Exodus 31: 17) b. “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”(Isaiah 40: 28)


314. God is everywhere and sees everything... but not always. 01 a. “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (Proverbs 15: 3) b. “But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.” (Genesis 11: 5)


315. God is everywhere and sees everything... but not always. 02 a. “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139: 7-10) b. “Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”” (Genesis 18: 20-21)


316. God is everywhere and sees everything... but not always. 03 a. “His eyes are on the ways of mortals, he sees their every step. There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.” (Job 34: 21-22) b. “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”” (Genesis 3: 8-9)


317. God already knows the hearts of men, but he doesn’t yet. 01 a. “Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart…” (Acts 1: 24) b. “The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 13: 3)


318. God already knows the hearts of men, but he doesn’t yet. 02 a. “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.” (Psalm 139: 1-3) b. “Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.” (Deuteronomy 8: 2)


319. God already knows the hearts of men, but he doesn’t yet. 03 a. “He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.” (Luke 16: 15) b. “Some time later God tested Abraham.” Genesis 22: 1 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” (Genesis 22: 12)


320. God already knows the hearts of men, but he doesn’t yet. 04 a. “…then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know every human heart),..” (1 Kings 8: 39) b. “Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.” (Psalm 7: 9)


321. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 01 a. “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”” (Jeremiah 32: 26-27) b. “The Lord was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron.” (Judges 1: 19)


322. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 02 a. “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”” (Jeremiah 32: 26-27) b. “Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the Lord was with them. […]But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land.” (Judges 1: 22, 27)


323. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 03 a. “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”” (Jeremiah 32: 26-27) b. “Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.” (Mark 6: 4-5)


324. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 04 a. “And Jehovah said unto Abraham, “Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old’? Is anything too hard for Jehovah?”” (Genesis 18: 14) b. “The Lord was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron.” (Judges 1: 19)


325. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 05 a. “And Jehovah said unto Abraham, “Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old’? Is anything too hard for Jehovah?”” (Genesis 18: 14) b. “Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the Lord was with them. […]But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land.” (Judges 1: 22,27)


326. God is all powerful and god is not all powerful. 06 a. “And Jehovah said unto Abraham, “Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old’? Is anything too hard for Jehovah?”” (Genesis 18: 14) b. “Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.” (Mark 6: 4-5)


327. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 01 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6: 6)


328. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 02 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them” […] “But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. “Lord,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people…” “Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.” (Exodus 32: 9-11, 14)


329. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 03 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them. (Judges 2: 18)


330. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 04 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: “I regret that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” (1 Samuel 15: 10-11)


331. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 05 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the Lord regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel.” (1 Samuel 15: 35)


332. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 06 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the end of the time designated, and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” The angel of the Lord was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” (2 Samuel 24: 15-16)


333. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 07 No: “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?” (Numbers 23: 19) Yes: “So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the Lord saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.”” (1 Chronicles 21: 14-15)

 

Darryl P. Arnaiz, May - July 2023








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