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999 Bible contradictions... and counting

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

References 004 - part two


As remarked in part one, I had to separate the list of 999 contradictions into three parts. It seems likely that any future expansions of the list may yet require another separate post. Below, we pick up the thread with contradiction number 334.

334. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 08 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: “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.”” (Isaiah 38: 1-5)


335. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 09 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: “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.” (Jeremiah 18: 7-8)


336. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 10 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 if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.” (Jeremiah 18: 9-10)


337. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 11 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: “This is what the Lord says: “[…]Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from their evil ways. Then I will relent and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done.”” (Jeremiah 26: 2-3)

338. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 12 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: “Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.” (Jeremiah 26: 13)


339. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 13 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: “‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.” (Jeremiah 42: 10)


340. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 14 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: ““Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.”" (Jonah 3: 9-10)


341. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 15 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: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up. When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 1-3)


342. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 16 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: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: The Sovereign Lord was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land. Then I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 4-6)


343. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 17 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: “”You have rejected me, says the Lord; you are going backward, o I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you— I am weary of relenting.”” (Jeremiah 15: 6)


344. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 18 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6: 6)


345. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 19 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


346. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 20 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


347. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 21 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


348. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 22 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


349. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 23 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


350. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 24 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) 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)


351. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 25 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.”” (Isaiah 38: 1-5)


352. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 26 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.” (Jeremiah 18: 7-8)


353. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 27 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.” (Jeremiah 18: 9-10)


354. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 28 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “This is what the Lord says: “[…]Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from their evil ways. Then I will relent and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done.”” (Jeremiah 26: 2-3)


355. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 29 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.” (Jeremiah 26: 13)


356. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 30 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.” (Jeremiah 42: 10)


357. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 31 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: ““Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.” (Jonah 3: 9-10)


358. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 32 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up. When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 1-3)


359. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 33 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: The Sovereign Lord was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land. Then I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 4-6)


360. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 34 No: “‘I the Lord have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezekiel 24: 14) Yes: “”You have rejected me, says the Lord; you are going backward, o I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you— I am weary of relenting.”” (Jeremiah 15: 6)


361. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 35 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6: 6)


362. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 36 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


363. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 37 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


364. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 38 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


365. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 39 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


366. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 40 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


367. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 41 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) 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)


368. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 42 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.”” (Isaiah 38: 1-5)


369. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 43 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.” (Jeremiah 18: 7-8)


370. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 44 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.” (Jeremiah 18: 9-10)


371. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 45 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “This is what the Lord says: “[…]Perhaps they will listen and each will turn from their evil ways. Then I will relent and not inflict on them the disaster I was planning because of the evil they have done.”” (Jeremiah 26: 2-3)


372. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 46 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “Now reform your ways and your actions and obey the Lord your God. Then the Lord will relent and not bring the disaster he has pronounced against you.” (Jeremiah 26: 13)


373. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 47 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: "‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.'” (Jeremiah 42: 10)


374. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 48 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: ““Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.” When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.” (Jonah 3: 9-10)


375. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 49 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: He was preparing swarms of locusts after the king’s share had been harvested and just as the late crops were coming up. When they had stripped the land clean, I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, forgive! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 1-3)


376. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 50 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: The Sovereign Lord was calling for judgment by fire; it dried up the great deep and devoured the land. Then I cried out, “Sovereign Lord, I beg you, stop! How can Jacob survive? He is so small!” So the Lord relented.” (Amos 7: 4-6)


377. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 51 No: ““He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”” (1 Samuel 15: 29) Yes: “”You have rejected me, says the Lord; you are going backward, o I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you— I am weary of relenting.”” (Jeremiah 15: 6)


378 – 479. Does god change his mind (has a change of heart, relent or repent)? 52-153

Up to this point, for the question whether god changes his mind, we have listed 2 verses as a negative, and for each negative seventeen (17) positives. Because you have undoubtedly gotten the point by now on this question, I will not list every further contradiction separately, but give you the other negatives I have found: Psalm 102: 25-27; Psalm 110: 4; Isaiah 40: 8; Isaiah 40: 28; Malachi 3: 6; James 1: 17 Given that each of those creates another 17 contradictions with the positives provided above, this adds another 102 contradictions to the list. On this one topic alone, the number of contradictions is 153, while the total stands at four hundred seventy nine (479).


480. When did Absalom rebel against David? a. “David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.” (2 Samuel 5: 4-5) b. “And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.[…] But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.” (2 Samuel 15: 7, 10) If David’ total reign was forty years, then how can Absalom rebel against him after forty years?


481. Was David alone when he ate from the showbread at Nob? 01 a. He was alone. “Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?” (1 Samuel 21: 1) b. He was not alone. “But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?” (Matthew 12: 3-4) Isn’t Jesus of all people not supposed to know his own word better?


482. Was David alone when he ate from the showbread at Nob? 02 a. He was alone. “Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?” (1 Samuel 21: 1) b. He was not alone. “And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?” (Luke 6: 3-4) Isn’t Jesus of all people not supposed to know his own word better?


483. Was David alone when he ate from the showbread at Nob? 03 a. He was alone. “Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?” (1 Samuel 21: 1) b. He was not alone. “And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?” (Mark 2: 25-26) Isn’t Jesus of all people not supposed to know his own word better?


484. How many soldiers did David kill in a battle with the Syrians? a. “And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.” (2 Samuel 10: 18) b. “But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.” (1 Chronicles 19: 18)


485. How many generations were there from David to the Babylonian captivity? 01 a. Eighteen (1 Chronicles 3: 1-16) b. Thirteen (Matthew 1: 6-11)


486. How many generations were there from David to the Babylonian captivity? 02 a. Eighteen (1 Chronicles 3: 1-16) b. Fourteen (Matthew 1: 17)


487. Did king David sin? 01 No: “And God said unto him, […] “And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”” (1 Kings 3: 11, 14) Yes: “Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15: 5)


488. Did king David sin? 02 No: “And the lord said to him […] “And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:”” (1 Kings 9: 3, 4) Yes: “Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15: 5)


489. Did king David sin? 03 No: “And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;” (1 Kings 14: 8) Yes: “Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15: 5)


490. Did king David sin? 04 No: “And God said unto him, […] “And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”” (1 Kings 3: 11, 14) Yes: “And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (2 Samuel 24: 10)


491. Did king David sin? 05 No: “And the lord said to him […] “And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:”” (1 Kings 9: 3, 4) Yes: “And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (2 Samuel 24: 10)


492. Did king David sin? 06 No: “And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;” (1 Kings 14: 8) Yes: “And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (2 Samuel 24: 10)


493. Did king David sin? 07 No: And God said unto him, […] “And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.”” (1 Kings 3: 11, 14) Yes: “And David said unto God, “I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (1 Chronicles 21: 8)


494. Did king David sin? 08 No: “And the lord said to him […] “And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:”” (1 Kings 9: 3, 4) Yes: “And David said unto God, “I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (1 Chronicles 21: 8)


495. Did king David sin? 09 No: “And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;” (1 Kings 14: 8) Yes: “And David said unto God, “I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (1 Chronicles 21: 8)


496. Did king David sin? 10 a. Only once: “Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15: 5) b. More than once: “And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (2 Samuel 24: 10)


497. Did king David sin? 11 a. Only once: “Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” (1 Kings 15: 5) b. More than once: “And David said unto God, “I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.”” (1 Chronicles 21: 8)


498. How many sons did David’ first wife Michal have? a. Zero: “And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. […] Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.” (2 Samuel 6: 16, 23) b. Five: “But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:” (2 Samuel 21: 8)


499. What was the name of the priest David asked to be fed the showbread of? a. Abiathar: “And he [Jesus] said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him?” (Mark 2: 25-26) b. Ahimelech: “Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?” (1 Samuel 21: 1) Isn’t Jesus of all people not supposed to know his own word better?


500. Is it okay for an Israelite to have sex with or marry a Moabite woman? 01 a. Definitely not. “”The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighbouring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites. They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.” When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.” (Ezra 9: 1-3) b. It is perfectly okay. “Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, ‘Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon. I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife,…” (Ruth 4: 9-10) And without Ruth the Moabite as his paternal grandmother, god could not have made David the first king of Israel: “So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. […] And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.” (Ruth 4: 13, 17)


501. Is it okay for an Israelite to have sex with or marry a Moabite woman? 02 a. Definitely not. “”The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighbouring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites. They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.” When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.” (Ezra 9: 1-3) b. . It is perfectly okay. “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 make 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)


502. How much did David pay Araunah the Jebusite for his threshing floor? a. Fifty silver shekels: “So David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.” (2 Samuel 24: 24) b. Six hundred gold shekels “So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site.” (1 Chronicles 21: 25)


503. What were David’s last words? a. “Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie.” (2 Samuel 23: 7 as part of 2 Samuel 23: 2-7) b. ““And remember, you have with you Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, who called down bitter curses on me the day I went to Mahanaim. When he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the Lord: “I will not put you to death by the sword.” But now, do not consider him innocent. You are a man of wisdom; you will know what to do to him. Bring his grey head down to the grave in blood.’” (1 Kings 2: 8-9)


504. When was the last time Samuel saw Saul? a. When Samuel cut king Agag into pieces: “And Samuel put Agag to death before the Lord at Gilgal. Then Samuel left for Ramah, but Saul went up to his home in Gibeah of Saul. 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: 33-35) b. Way after, when god caused Saul to try and kill David. (1 Samuel 19: 9) “Finally, he himself left for Ramah and went to the great cistern at Seku. And he asked, ‘Where are Samuel and David?’ ‘Over in Naioth at Ramah,’ they said. So Saul went to Naioth at Ramah. But the Spirit of God came even on him, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth. He stripped off his garments, and he too prophesied in Samuel’s presence.” (1 Samuel 19: 22-24)


505. Who was Samuel’s firstborn son? a. Joel: “And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel. Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.” (1 Samuel 8: 1-2 KJV) b. Vashni: “And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.” (1 Chronicles 6: 28)


506. How many sons did Saul have? 01 a. Three: Jonathan, Ishui, Melchishua. “Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua: and the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal:” (1 Samuel 14: 49) b. Four: Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, Eshbaal. “And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 8: 33)


507. How many sons did Saul have? 02 a. Three: Jonathan, Ishui, Melchishua: “Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua: and the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger Michal:” (1 Samuel 14: 49) b. Four: Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, Eshbaal: “And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 9: 39)


508. How many sons did Saul have? 03 a. Three: Jonathan, Abinadab, Malchishua “And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. […]So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.” (1 Chronicles 10: 2, 6-7) b. Four: Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, Eshbaal. “And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 8: 33)


509. How many sons did Saul have? 04 a. Three: Jonathan, Abinadab, Malchishua “And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul. […]So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.” (1 Chronicles 10: 2, 6-7) b. Four: Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, Eshbaal: “And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.” (1 Chronicles 9: 39)


510. Did all of Saul’s house die with him? 01 Yes: “So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.” (1 Chronicles 10: 6) No: “But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim and made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel. Ishbosheth Saul's son was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years. But the house of Judah followed David.” (2 Samuel 2: 8-10)


511. Did all of Saul’s house die with him? 02 Yes. “So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.” (1 Chronicles 10: 6) No. Seven of Saul’s grandsons were sacrificed to god by the Gibeonites years later. “But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite: And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.” (2 Samuel 21: 8-9)


512. Did all of Saul’s house die with him? 02 Yes. “So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.” (1 Chronicles 10: 6) No. Mephibosheth, a grandson of Saul through Jonathan lived on in Jerusalem and begat a son of his own, named Mica: “David asked, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul came to David and fell on his face and did obeisance. David said, “Mephibosheth!” He answered, “I am your servant. “”(2 Samuel 9: 1, 6)


513. How many baths could the Molten Sea hold? a. Two thousand baths (1 Kings 7: 26) b. Three thousand baths (2 Chronicles 4: 5)


514. How many talents of god did Hiram, king of Tyre deliver to Solomon? a. “They went to Ophir and imported from there four hundred twenty talents of gold that they delivered to King Solomon.” (1 Kings 9: 28) b. “They went to Ophir together with the servants of Solomon and imported from there four hundred fifty talents of gold and brought it to King Solomon.” (2 Chronicles 8: 18)


515. When did Solomon become king of the United Kingdom of the Israelites? a. 476 years after the Israelites left Egypt: “In the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord.” (1 Kings 6: 1) b. More than 570 years after the Israelites left Egypt:

  • about 40 years in the wilderness

  • 450 years until the time of the prophet Samuel.

  • Samuel served as Israel’s leader for many years and his sons did the same when he grew old.

  • Samuel appoints Saul as king and Saul rules 40 years.

  • David rules a total of 40 years.

  • Solomon becomes king. (Acts 13: 18-22, 1 Chronicles 29: 26-27)

516. Were the Ammonites to be treated as the other Canaanites? 01 No: “When you approach the frontier of the Ammonites, do not harass them or engage them in battle, for I will not give the land of the Ammonites to you as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot.’” (Deuteronomy 2: 19) Yes: “So Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites to fight against them, and the Lord gave them into his hand. He inflicted a massive defeat on them from Aroer to the neighborhood of Minnith, twenty towns, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the Ammonites were subdued before the Israelites.” (Judges 11: 32-33)


517. Were the Ammonites to be treated as the other Canaanites? 02 No: “When you approach the frontier of the Ammonites, do not harass them or engage them in battle, for I will not give the land of the Ammonites to you as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot.’” (Deuteronomy 2: 19) Yes: “Therefore, the time is surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sound the battle alarm against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it shall become a desolate mound, and its villages shall be burned with fire; then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him, says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 49: 2)


518. Were the Ammonites to be treated as the other Canaanites? 03 No: “the Lord our God gave him over to us, and we struck him down, along with his offspring and all his people. At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor. Only the livestock we kept as spoil for ourselves, as well as the plunder of the towns that we had captured. […] You did not encroach, however, on the land of the Ammonites, avoiding the whole upper region of the Wadi Jabbok as well as the towns of the hill country, just as the Lord our God had charged.” (Deuteronomy 2: 33-35, 37) Yes: “So Jephthah crossed over to the Ammonites to fight against them, and the Lord gave them into his hand. 33 He inflicted a massive defeat on them from Aroer to the neighborhood of Minnith, twenty towns, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the Ammonites were subdued before the Israelites.” (Judges 11: 32-33)


519. Were the Ammonites to be treated as the other Canaanites? 04 No: “the Lord our God gave him over to us, and we struck him down, along with his offspring and all his people. At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor. Only the livestock we kept as spoil for ourselves, as well as the plunder of the towns that we had captured. […] You did not encroach, however, on the land of the Ammonites, avoiding the whole upper region of the Wadi Jabbok as well as the towns of the hill country, just as the Lord our God had charged.” (Deuteronomy 2: 33-35, 37) Yes: “Therefore, the time is surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sound the battle alarm against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it shall become a desolate mound, and its villages shall be burned with fire; then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him, says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 49: 2)


520. Were the Midianites destroyed, as commanded by god? 01 Yes: “They did battle against Midian, as the Lord had commanded Moses, and killed every male. […] The Israelites took the women of Midian and their little ones captive, and they plundered all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods. All their towns where they had settled, and all their encampments, they burned, […] Moses said to them, “Have you allowed all the women to live? […] Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man by sleeping with him. (Numbers 31: 7, 9-10, 15, 17) [Thus it was done and the Lord took 32 virgins for himself.] No: “The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of Midian seven years. The hand of Midian prevailed over Israel, and because of Midian the Israelites provided for themselves hiding places in the mountains, caves and strongholds.[…] For they and their livestock would come up, and they would even bring their tents, as thick as locusts; neither they nor their camels could be counted, so they wasted the land as they came in.” (Judges 6: 1-2, 5)


522. Could a Moabite ever enter the congregation of the lord? 01 a. Never. “No Ammonite or Moabite shall come into the assembly of the Lord even to the tenth generation. None of their descendants shall come into the assembly of the Lord forever,” (Deuteronomy 23: 3) b. But some did. “But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth.” (Ruth 1: 3-4) … and king David, the first among the lord’s congregation was a descendant of Ruth the Moabite.


523. Could a Moabite ever enter the congregation of the lord? 02 a. Never. “On that day they read from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people, and in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, because they did not meet the Israelites with bread and water but hired Balaam against them to curse them—yet our God turned the curse into a blessing. When the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent.” (Nehemiah 13: 1-3) b. But some did. “But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth.” (Ruth 1: 3-4) … and king David, the first among the lord’s congregation was a descendant of Ruth the Moabite.


524. Did the Israelites have to be nice to the Edomites? 01 Yes: “You shall not abhor any of the Edomites, for they are your kin. You shall not abhor any of the Egyptians, because you were an alien residing in their land.” (Deuteronomy 23: 7) Certainly not: “[Amaziah] did what was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like his ancestor David; in all things he did as his father Joash had done. […]He killed ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by storm; he called it Jokthe-el, which is its name to this day.” (2 Kings 14: 3, 7)


525. Did the Israelites have to be nice to the Edomites? 02 Yes: “You shall not abhor any of the Edomites, for they are your kin. You shall not abhor any of the Egyptians, because you were an alien residing in their land.” (Deuteronomy 23: 7) Certainly not: “The house of Jacob shall be a fire, the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau stubble; they shall burn them and consume them, and there shall be no survivor of the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.” (Obadiah: 18)


526. Did the Israelites have to be nice to the Edomites? 03 Yes. “You shall not abhor any of the Edomites, for they are your kin. You shall not abhor any of the Egyptians, because you were an alien residing in their land.” (Deuteronomy 23: 7) Certainly not. “…therefore thus says the Lord God: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it humans and animals, and I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword. I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall act in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord God.” (Ezekiel 25: 13-14)


527. When did Elisha come into possession of Elijah’s magic mantle? a. Right before Elisha became Elijah’s servant: “So he set out from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat, who was plowing. There were twelve yoke of oxen ahead of him, and he was with the twelfth. Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle over him. […]Then he set out and followed Elijah and became his servant. (1 Kings 19: 19, 21) b. After Elijah ascended into heaven “As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching and crying out, “Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!” But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. He picked up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.” (2 Kings 2: 11-13)


528. Who was the father of Zechariah? a. According to Jesus, the father of the prophet Zechariah was Barachiah. (Matthew 23: 35). The Book of Zechariah indeed names Zechariah’s father Berachiah in Zechariah 1: 1. b. But in the same verse of Matthew 23, Jesus also says that Zechariah was murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. “so that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.” The problem with that is that the only Zechariah who got murdered in the temple was Zechariah, son of Jehoiada the High Priest. “Then the spirit of God took possession of Zechariah son of the priest Jehoiada […]But they conspired against him, and by command of the king they stoned him to death in the court of the house of the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 24: 20, 21) Jesus misquoting the bible? An omniscient god who is not the author of confusion, should not be so confused about his word of god.


529–530–531 The Benjamite body count of Judges 20 In our post “A Levite asshole, two genocides and 600 sex slaves”, we have already referenced the three numerical contradictions in Judges 20. Relevant verses are mentioned in the table breakdown of said article, so here’s just the bottom line: The Benjamites muster 26,700 fighting men, of whom 25,100 are slain in the war with the other tribes. That leaves 1,600 survivors. In the detailed account following the above testimony however, it is said that 25,000 Benjamites are slain. That leaves 1,500 survivors. But when all is said and done and the Israelite tribes decide to save the Benjamites from extinction, they orchestrate a second genocide to find wives for the 600 remaining Benjamite men. [I could add another two contradictions by including the counts themselves, but it’s not like we’ll be running out of contradictions any time soon.]


532. Where did John the Baptist baptize? 01 a. In Betharaba beyond the Jordan river. “John answered them, “I baptize with water.[…] These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.” (John 1: 26, 28) b. In the Jordan river. “And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Mark 1: 5)


533. Where did John the Baptist baptize? 02 a. In Betharaba beyond the Jordan river. “John answered them, “I baptize with water.[…] These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.” (John 1: 26, 28) b. In the Jordan river. “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Matthew 3: 5-6)


534. Where did John the Baptist baptize? 03 a. In the Jordan river. “Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.” (Matthew 3: 5-6) b. At Ein Fara, twenty kilometres west of the Jordan. “After this conversation, Jesus went on with his disciples into the Judean countryside and relaxed with them there. He was also baptizing. At the same time, John was baptizing over at Aenon near Salim, where water was abundant.” (John 3: 23)


535. What town were the apostles Simon (Peter) and Andrew from? 01 a. Bethsaida: “Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.” (John 1: 44) b. Capernaum: “They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. […]As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.” (Mark 1: 21, 29)


536. What town were the apostles Simon (Peter) and Andrew from? 02 a. Bethsaida: “Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.” (John 1: 44) b. Capernaum: “He went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbath. […] After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her.” (Luke 4: 31, 38)


537. What town were the apostles Simon (Peter) and Andrew from? 03 a. Bethsaida: “Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.” (John 1: 44) b. Capernaum: “When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him […] When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever;” (Matthew 8: 5, 14)


538. How did Simon Peter and Andrew become Jesus’ apostles? 01 a. They were followers of John the Baptist, but when the latter pointed Jesus out as the “Lamb of God”, they decided to follow Jesus instead of John. (John 1: 35-42) b. Jesus saw them working their nets and approached them himself to come and follow him. (Mark 1: 16-18)


539. How did Simon Peter and Andrew become Jesus’ apostles? 02 a. They were followers of John the Baptist, but when the latter pointed Jesus out as the “Lamb of God”, they decided to follow Jesus instead of John. (John 1: 35-42) b. Jesus saw them working their nets and approached them himself to come and follow him. (Matthew 4: 18-20)


540. How did Simon Peter and Andrew become Jesus’ apostles? 03 a. They were followers of John the Baptist, but when the latter pointed Jesus out as the “Lamb of God”, they decided to follow Jesus instead of John. (John 1: 35-42) b. There is no mention of Andrew’s calling in Luke, but Peter became an apostle after Jesus almost sinks his boat. (Luke 5: 1-11)


541. How did Simon Peter and Andrew become Jesus’ apostles? 04 a. There is no mention of Andrew’s calling in Luke, but Peter became an apostle after Jesus almost sinks his boat. (Luke 5: 1-11) b. Jesus saw them working their nets and approached them himself to come and follow him. (Mark 1: 16-18)


542. How did Simon Peter and Andrew become Jesus’ apostles? 05 a. There is no mention of Andrew’s calling in Luke, but Peter became an apostle after Jesus almost sinks his boat. (Luke 5: 1-11) b. Jesus saw them working their nets and approached them himself to come and follow him. (Matthew 4: 18-20)


543. When was Jesus born? a. During the reign of king Herod (the Great) of Judea, between 36 and 4 BC. (Matthew 2: 1) b. In 6 or 7 AD. “This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. […]” (Luke 2: 2-7)


544. Was Jairus’ daughter dead or alive when Jesus was approached to help her? 01 a. She was dead. “While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”” (Matthew 9: 18) b. She was still alive. “Then one of the leaders of the synagogue, named Jairus, came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and pleaded with him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” (Mark 5: 22-23)


545. Was Jairus’ daughter dead or alive when Jesus was approached to help her? 02 a. She was dead. “While he was saying these things to them, suddenly a leader came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.”” (Matthew 9: 18) b. She was still alive. “Just then there came a man named Jairus, a leader of the synagogue. He fell at Jesus’s feet and began pleading with him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying.” (Luke 8: 41-42)


546. Where did Joseph and Mary live before Jesus’ birth? a. In Nazareth, Galilee. “Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary,…” (Luke 2: 4-5) b. In Bethlehem, Judea “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, […] Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. There he made his home in a town called Nazareth” (Matthew 2: 11, 21-23)


547. Did Joseph take his family to Egypt after Jesus’ birth? Yes. “Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod.” (Matthew 2: 14-15) No. Jesus is circumcised on the eighth day and presented at the temple afterwards to fulfil the Jewish customary laws regarding the firstborn child. No persecution by Herod mentioned ; no slaughter of all the “innocents” in and around Bethlehem (as Jesus is born ten years after Herod’s death according to “Luke”). Joseph simply returns to Galilee with his fiancée and son.


548. Can Jesus bear true witness to himself? 01 No: “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.” (John 5: 31) Yes: “Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid…” (John 8: 14)


549. Can Jesus bear true witness to himself? 02 No: “If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true.” (John 5: 31) Yes: “I testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf.” (John 8: 18)


550. Does Jesus judge people? 01 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,…” (John 5: 22)


551. Does Jesus judge people? 02 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “…so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, and he has given him authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of Man.” (John 5: 26-27)


552. Does Jesus judge people? 03 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see may see and those who do see may become blind.” (John 9: 39)


553. Does Jesus judge people? 04 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “…because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17: 31)


554. Does Jesus judge people? 05 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive due recompense for actions done in the body, whether good or evil.” (2 Corinthians 5: 10)


555. Does Jesus judge people? 06 No: “You judge by human standards; I judge no one.” (John 8: 15) Yes: “Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and wages war. […]He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19: 11, 13)


556. Does Jesus judge people? 07 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “The Father judges no one but has given all judgment to the Son,…” (John 5: 22)


557. Does Jesus judge people? 08 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “…so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, and he has given him authority to execute judgment because he is the Son of Man.” (John 5: 26-27)


558. Does Jesus judge people? 09 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see may see and those who do see may become blind.” (John 9: 39)


559. Does Jesus judge people? 10 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “…because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17: 31)


560. Does Jesus judge people? 11 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive due recompense for actions done in the body, whether good or evil.” (2 Corinthians 5: 10)


561. Does Jesus judge people? 12 No: “I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world but to save the world.” (John 12: 47) Yes: “Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and wages war. […]He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God.” (Revelation 19: 11, 13)


562. Was Jesus always going to be with his disciples? 01 Yes: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 20) No: “For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.” (Matthew 26: 11)


563. Was Jesus always going to be with his disciples? 02 Yes: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 20) No: “For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish, but you will not always have me.” (Mark 14: 7)


564. Was Jesus always going to be with his disciples? 03 Yes: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28: 20) No: “You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.” (John 12: 8)


565. Did Jesus baptize anyone? 01 No: “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” (although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized)...” (John 4: 1-2) Yes: “After this Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim…” (John 3: 22-23)


566. Did Jesus baptize anyone? 02 No: “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” (although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized)...” (John 4: 1-2) Yes: “They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”” (John 3: 26)


567. Did Jesus baptize anyone? 03

No: “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” (although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized)...” (John 4: 1-2)

Yes: perhaps not with water, but definitely with the Holy Spirit, and sometimes also with fire, depending on which gospel you prefer.

“And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Chosen One.” (John 1: 32-34)

One could question if Jesus effectively did baptize anyone by whatever means, as no mention is made of any baptism of his first disciples (aka the twelve apostles), at least not until the twelve got inspired by the spirit on Pentecost – but that was literally during Jesus’ afterlife, not during his life.


568. Did Jesus baptize anyone? 04

No: “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” (although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized)...” (John 4: 1-2)

Yes: perhaps not with water, but definitely with the Holy Spirit, and sometimes also with fire, depending on which gospel you prefer.

“Now John […] proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of his sandals. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”” (Mark 1: 6-8)

One could question if Jesus effectively did baptize anyone by whatever means, as no mention is made of any baptism of his first disciples (aka the twelve apostles), at least not until the twelve got inspired by the spirit on Pentecost – but that was literally during Jesus’ afterlife, not during his life.


569. Did Jesus baptize anyone? 05

No: “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard, “Jesus is making and baptizing more disciples than John” (although it was not Jesus himself but his disciples who baptized)...” (John 4: 1-2)

Yes: perhaps not with water, but definitely with the Holy Spirit, and sometimes also with fire, depending on which gospel you prefer.

““I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is more powerful than I, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”” (Matthew 3: 11)

One could question if Jesus effectively did baptize anyone by whatever means, as no mention is made of any baptism of his first disciples (aka the twelve apostles), at least not until the twelve got inspired by the spirit on Pentecost – but that was literally during Jesus’ afterlife, not during his life.


570. Did John the Baptist baptize Jesus? 01 No. The “gospel according to John” carefully makes it a point to not have John the Baptist baptize Jesus. The only “baptism” this gospel allows, is the descending of the Spirit onto Jesus. Even the latter is not directly described and only apparent through John’s testimony. (John 1: 29-34) Yes. “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” (Mark 1: 9)


571. Did John the Baptist baptize Jesus? 02 No. The “gospel according to John” carefully makes it a point to not have John the Baptist baptize Jesus. The only “baptism” this gospel allows, is the descending of the Spirit onto Jesus. Even the latter is not directly described and only apparent through John’s testimony. (John 1: 29-34) Yes. “Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now,…” (Matthew 3: 13-15)


572. Did John the Baptist baptize Jesus? 03 No. The “gospel according to John” carefully makes it a point to not have John the Baptist baptize Jesus. The only “baptism” this gospel allows, is the descending of the Spirit onto Jesus. Even the latter is not directly described and only apparent through John’s testimony. (John 1: 29-34) Yes. “Now when all the people were baptized and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened,” (Luke 3: 21)


573. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 01 a. “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15: 34) b. ““Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27: 46)


574. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 02 a. “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15: 34) b. “Then Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”” (Luke 23: 46)


575. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 03 a. “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15: 34) b. “I am thirsty.” - “It is finished.” (John 19: 28, 30)


576. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 04 a. ““Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27: 46) b. “Then Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”” (Luke 23: 46)


577. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 05 a. ““Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27: 46) b. “I am thirsty.” - “It is finished.” (John 19: 28, 30)


578. What were Jesus’ last words right before he died? 06 a. “Then Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”” (Luke 23: 46) b. “I am thirsty.” - “It is finished.” (John 19: 28, 30)


579. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 01 a. Horse: “Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.” (Mark 11: 7) b. Donkey: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


580. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 02 a. Horse: “As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus, and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. (Luke 19: 33-35) b. Donkey: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


581. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 03 a. Horse: “Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.” (Mark 11: 7) b. Horse and donkey: “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.” (Matthew 21: 6-7)


582. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 04 a. Donkey: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14) b. Horse and donkey: “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.” (Matthew 21: 6-7)


583. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 05 a.-b. A donkey’s horse: “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”


584. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 06 a. Horse: “Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.” (Mark 11: 7) b. Horse and donkey: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Look, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Matthew 21: 5)


585. What animal did Jesus ride into Jerusalem on? 07 a.-b. A donkey’s horse: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Look, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Matthew 21: 5)


586. Did Jesus fulfil Zechariah’s alleged prophecy about Jesus in Zechariah 9: 9? 01 Said prophecy states: See, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. a. Yes. “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.” (Matthew 21: 6-7) b. No. “Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.” (Mark 11: 7)


587. Did Jesus fulfil Zechariah’s alleged prophecy about Jesus in Zechariah 9: 9? 02 Said prophecy states: See, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. a. Yes. “The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them.” (Matthew 21: 6-7) b. No. “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


588. Was it written that he should be seated on two animals or one in Zechariah 9:9? a. Two: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zechariah 9: 9) b. One: “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion. Look, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!” (John 12: 15)


589. What animal was the king supposed to be seated on according to Zechariah 9: 9? a.-b. “…on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”


590. Who got Jesus the animal or animals he would sit on to enter Jerusalem? 01 a. Two of Jesus’ disciples: “…he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.”” (Mark 11: 1-2) b. Jesus himself: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


591. Who got Jesus the animal or animals he would sit on to enter Jerusalem? 02 a. Two of Jesus’ disciples: “…Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.”” (Matthew 21: 1-2) b. Jesus himself: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


592. Who got Jesus the animal or animals he would sit on to enter Jerusalem? 03 a. Two of Jesus’ disciples: “…he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.”” (Luke 19: 29-30) b. Jesus himself: “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:” (John 12: 14)


593. What animal or animals were the two disciples bring to Jesus? 01 a. A horse: “…he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it.”” (Mark 11: 1-2) b. A horse and a donkey: “…Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.”” (Matthew 21: 1-2)


594. What animal or animals were the two disciples bring to Jesus? 02 a. A horse: “…he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.”” (Luke 19: 29-30) b. A horse and a donkey: “…Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.”” (Matthew 21: 1-2)


595. Did the voice from heaven address Jesus directly upon his baptism? 01 a. Yes: “And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1: 11) b. No: “And a voice from the heavens said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”” (Matthew 3: 17)


596. Did the voice from heaven address Jesus directly upon his baptism? 02 a. Yes: “And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3: 22) b. No: “And a voice from the heavens said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”” (Matthew 3: 17)


597. What was the sequence of temptations of Jesus by the Satan, right after his baptism? a. To turn stones to bread, to throw himself off the temple’s pinnacle, to accept worldly rule over all kingdoms. (Matthew 4: 3-11) b. To turn stones to bread, to accept worldly rule over all kingdoms, to throw himself off the temple’s pinnacle. (Luke 4: 2-13)


598. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 01 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and on the third day be raised.” (Matthew 16: 21)


599. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 02 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, “Tell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” […] “So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands.”” (Matthew 17: 9, 12)


600. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 03 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “”Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and on the third day he will be raised.”” (Matthew 20: 18-19)


601. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 04 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”” (Matthew 26: 1-2)


602. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 05 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ “But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”” (Matthew 26: 31-32)


603. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 06 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes and be killed and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly…” (Mark 8: 31-32)


604. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 07 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the gentiles; they will mock him and spit upon him and flog him and kill him, and after three days he will rise again.”” (Mark 10: 32-34)


605. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 08 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: ““But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”” (Mark 14: 28)


606. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 09 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “He sternly ordered and commanded them not to tell anyone, saying, “The Son of Man must undergo great suffering and be rejected by the elders, chief priests, and scribes and be killed and on the third day be raised.”” (Luke 9: 21-22)


607. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 10 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, he said to his disciples, “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.” But they did not understand this saying; its meaning remained concealed from them…” (Luke 9: 43-45)


608. Did Jesus tell his disciples that he would be killed and raised from the dead? 11 No: They did not know until the time of his resurrection. “Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed, for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” (John 20: 8-9) Yes: “Then he took the twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished, for he will be handed over to the gentiles, and he will be mocked and insulted and spat upon. After they have flogged him, they will kill him, and on the third day he will rise again.”” (Luke 18: 31-33) [“Luke” however emphasizes how stupid the apostles were, by saying once again that the apostles did not understand what Jesus meant by “being flogged, killed and rising again”. How these idiots were then supposed to carry on Jesus’ message, is quite a mystery]


609. Was Jesus homeless? 01 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”” (Matthew 8: 20) No: “When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door…” (Mark 2: 1-2)


610. Was Jesus homeless? 02 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”” (Matthew 8: 20) No: “Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea…” (Matthew 4: 12-13)


611. Was Jesus homeless? 03 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9: 58) No: “Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea…” (Matthew 4: 12-13)


612. Was Jesus homeless? 04 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9: 58) No: “When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door…” (Mark 2: 1-2)


613. Was Jesus homeless? 05 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”” (Matthew 8: 20) No: “Then he went home, and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.” (Mark 3: 20)


614. Was Jesus homeless? 06 Yes: “And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Luke 9: 58) No: “Then he went home, and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.” (Mark 3: 20)


615. Did Herod Antipas think Jesus was the reincarnated John the Baptist? 01 No: “Now Herod […]was perplexed because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, […]Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he tried to see him.” (Luke 9: 7, 9 Yes: “But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”” (Mark 6: 16)


616. Did Herod Antipas think Jesus was the reincarnated John the Baptist? 02 No: “Now Herod […]was perplexed because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, […]Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he tried to see him.” (Luke 9: 7, 9) Yes: “At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus, and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead,…”” (Matthew 14: 1-2)


617. Did Jesus start his ministry before or after John the Baptist’s imprisonment? 01 Before: In John 2, Jesus performed the ‘water into wine miracle’ at Cana, already cleansed the temple of moneychangers and had called his disciples, when : “After this Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there, and people kept coming and were being baptized. (John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison.)” (John 3: 22-24) After: “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the good news of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1: 14-15)


618. Did Jesus start his ministry before or after John the Baptist’s imprisonment? 02 Before: In John 2, Jesus performed the ‘water into wine miracle’ at Cana, already cleansed the temple of moneychangers and had called his disciples, when : “After this Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there, and people kept coming and were being baptized. (John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison.)” (John 3: 22-24) After: “Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, […] From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (Matthew 4: 12-13, 17)


619. Did Jesus start his ministry before or after John the Baptist’s imprisonment? 03 Before: In John 2, Jesus performed the ‘water into wine miracle’ at Cana, already cleansed the temple of moneychangers and had called his disciples, when : “After this Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there, and people kept coming and were being baptized. (John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison.)” (John 3: 22-24) After: “But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother’s wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done, added to them all by shutting up John in prison. […] Then Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding region. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. (Luke 3: 19-20, 4: 14-15)


620. Was Jesus a ransom for all? 01 Yes: For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2: 5-6) No: “”For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.”” (Mark 10: 45)


621. Was Jesus a ransom for all? 02 Yes: For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all.” (1 Timothy 2: 5-6) No: “”just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.”” (Matthew 20: 28)


622. Was Jesus a ransom for all? 03 Yes: “For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for the one who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5: 14-15) No: “”just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.”” (Matthew 20: 28)


623. Was Jesus a ransom for all? 04 Yes: “For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for the one who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5: 14-15) No: “”For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life a ransom for many.”” (Mark 10: 45)


624. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign to the people of his generation? 01 No: “And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”” (Mark 8: 12) Yes: “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”” (Matthew 12: 38-39)


625. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign to the people of his generation? 02 No: “And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”” (Mark 8: 12) Yes: ““An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16: 4)


626. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign to the people of his generation? 03 No: “And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”” (Mark 8: 12) Yes: “he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation.”” (Luke 11: 29-30)


627. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign to the people of his generation? 04 No: “And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”” (Mark 8: 12) Yes: ““Fellow Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—“” (Acts 2: 22)


628. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign to the people of his generation? 05 No: “And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation.”” (Mark 8: 12) Yes: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.” (John 20: 30)


629. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 01 No: “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”” (Matthew 12: 38-39) Yes: ““Fellow Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—“” (Acts 2: 22)


630. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 02 No: “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.”” (Matthew 12: 38-39) Yes: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.” (John 20: 30)


631. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 03 No: ““An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16: 4) Yes: ““Fellow Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—“” (Acts 2: 22)


632. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 04 No: “““An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” Then he left them and went away.” (Matthew 16: 4) Yes: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.” (John 20: 30)


633. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 05 No: “he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation.”” (Luke 11: 29-30) Yes: ““Fellow Israelites, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power, wonders, and signs that God did through him among you, as you yourselves know—“” (Acts 2: 22)


634. Did Jesus give or intend to give any sign other than the sign of Jonah? 06 No: “he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so the Son of Man will be to this generation.”” (Luke 11: 29-30) Yes: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.” (John 20: 30)


635. Who bought the field where Judas died? a. Judas did. “…concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus, […](Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle, and all his bowels gushed out…” (Acts 1: 16, 18) b. The chief priests did. “But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver […] used them to buy the potter’s field as a place to bury foreigners.” (Matthew 27: 6, 7)

 

The count continues in References 005 - part three.


Darryl P. Arnaiz, May-July 2023.




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