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  • Can you be more specific please. Which translation of the Bible are you targeting? What type of errors are you referring to, typo, translation, ommittance, added or willful? If you spend most of your life looking for errors in a 2000 year old document, Im sure you will find some, but be assured that God's message therein HAS NOT BEEN RECORDED IN ERROR OR WITH ERROR. I guarantee you that the Most Powerful Being in the Universe can, will and has ensured that this LIFESAVING, divine knowledge reaches honest-hearted truth-seekers.
  • First error, calling it the good book.
  • There is not enough space in the answer box to list them all.There is countless thousands of errors that do not correspond with history at all.Much of the bible is taken from stories previously told in previous religions (Greeks,Romans,Egyptians etc) The bible is a book of parables written centuries after the death of Jesus.His life has many exact events that have happened to legends in previous religions,ones that are now considered mythologies.
  • The biggest error I ever found- and the only one- was the address I wrote in it in case I lost it.
  • The transcription of oral tradition and the alterations it endured before writing was invented. There must have been a few errors here in there since the human memory is fallible and is prone to mistake.
  • I do not believe there are "errors" in the Holy Bible. There are misinterpretations but that is strictly having to do with the person that reads it. It's the word of God. God is flawless, cannot lie and preserved it as a handbook for mankind which outlines his purpose for them.
  • What ups up doc? a little flip flop. "You are quite correct for once, the Bible was written by mortal humans. Despite that horrendous avatar, you have a brain".
  • Most of the error comes from ignoring the Original Kingdom Gospel and emphasizing the popular Pauline gospel. The Original is about the light of God and increasing the light... and of course the Sermon on the Mount is about better behavior. So the Original Gospel is about how to change and improve ones own life, rather than what we hear these days. This resource will explain that very rich Original Gospel and exposes the dark source of the gospel we hear these days. http://gospelenigma.com
  • I know one for sure, but I have heard that there are hundreds. The one I am talking about is that in one of the Gospels they talk about Jesus as the son of Joseph, who was the son of.....and goes all the way to Adam. On another Gospel it says that Adam was the father of....and goes all the way to Jesus. Well...If you write down the names, you will find that the genealogy doesn't match.
  • we could start with the word GOD for an error. Do you think there should be a better word for the Almighty than just a three letter word? It certainly is a simple word. It apparently came from the Greek, theos, as in theology. And just because it gets a capital letter, it gets separated from lower level lower case gods. What could have been a better word to use?
  • I have never found a single error in The Holy Bible. I read the KJV when I do read the Bible. That doesn't mean I'm sinless, though. I'm far less than perfect.
  • There is one "error" in the NT that I can think of, however it is most likely that this is not an error but a mistranslation. It occurs when Christ is being quoted after He is accused of doing work on the Sabbath. He tells the OT story of David going to the Temple and requesting bread for his men from the high priest. Only problem is that the high priest is different in the OT and NT versions. In one it is Abimelech and in the other it is his son.
  • It's always been my thought that pretty much the whole Bible is an error, in the sense that it is an enclosed instruction book that comes with life. If it was just any other book to people, I don't think error would be the correct word to use.
  • Bats are referred to as "birds". Pi (3.14 etc) is referred to as 3.
  • well the fact that people consider it to be anything of value is one, the text inside of it is another.
  • "Let us make Man"
  • Error refers to a difference between actual behavior or measurement and the norms or expectations for the behavior or measurement. The concrete meaning of the Latin word error means "ramble" or "misconception", although the metaphorical meaning "mistake, misapprehension" is more common. (Wikipedia) From that point of view there can not be errors in the bible since it is basically a fiction book. What errors can you find in Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter or Les Miserables?
  • Start with genesis. A group of nomadic men developed an idea about how the world was formed. Very primative thinking and reflected the state of science at the time. And to think that people take this as literally true is alarming. Almost half of americans believe in a young earth. Most of the rest of the western world doesn't to anywhere near the same degree, except the moslem world which is also hung up on the literal interpretation.
  • There are several inconsistencies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_consistency_and_the_Bible
  • 1) "Biblical inerrancy is the conservative evangelical doctrinal position that in its original form, the Bible is totally without error, and free from all contradiction; "referring to the complete accuracy of Scripture, including the historical and scientific parts." Inerrancy is distinguished from Biblical infallibility (or limited inerrancy), which holds that the Bible is inerrant on issues of faith and practice but not necessarily history or science." "Biblical inerrancy has been criticized on the grounds that many statements about history or science that are found in Scripture, if taken literally, rather than phenomenologically, may be construed to be untenable or contradictory. Inerrancy is argued to be a falsifiable proposition: if the Bible is found to contain any mistakes or contradictions, the proposition of strict inerrancy has been refuted. Many inerrantists have offered explanations of why these are not errors." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_inerrancy Further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_consistency_of_the_Bible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_and_the_Bible http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bible_and_history 2) "Science and History -Long List -Short List -In the Old Testament -In the New Testament" For instance: "And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls ... the bat--Lev.11:13, 19 Many of the famous episodes in the biblical story of David and Solomon are fictions, historically questionable, or highly exaggerated. -- Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, David and Solomon Genesis "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." God purposefully designed a system that ensures the suffering and death of all his creatures, parasite and host, predator and prey. "In the beginning" 1:1 When was the universe created? "In the beginning" 1:1-2 The Gap Theory The Genesis 1 creation account conflicts with the order of events that are known to science. In Genesis, the earth is created before light and stars, birds and whales before reptiles and insects, and flowering plants before any animals. The order of events known from science is just the opposite. 1:1-2:3 God creates light and separates light from darkness, and day from night, on the first day. Yet he didn't make the light producing objects (the sun and the stars) until the fourth day (1:14-19). And how could there be "the evening and the morning" on the first day if there was no sun to mark them? 1:3-5 God spends one-sixth of his entire creative effort (the second day) working on a solid firmament. This strange structure, which God calls heaven, is intended to separate the higher waters from the lower waters. 1:6-8 Plants are made on the third day before there was a sun to drive their photosynthetic processes (1:14-19). 1:11 God lets "the earth bring forth" the plants, rather than creating them directly. Maybe Genesis is not so anti-evolution after all. 1:11 In an apparent endorsement of astrology, God places the sun, moon, and stars in the firmament so that they can be used "for signs". This, of course, is exactly what astrologers do: read "the signs" in the Zodiac in an effort to predict what will happen on Earth. 1:14 God makes two lights: "the greater light [the sun] to rule the day, and the lesser light [the moon] to rule the night." But the moon is not a light, but only reflects light from the sun. And why, if God made the moon to "rule the night", does it spend half of its time moving through the daytime sky? 1:16 "He made the stars also." God spends a day making light (before making the stars) and separating light from darkness; then, at the end of a hard day's work, and almost as an afterthought, he makes the trillions of stars. 1:16 " Source and further information: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/science/long.html 3) "There are a few biblical statements regarding mathematics that can be used to check its intrinsic correctness. Let us start from more “sophisticated” examples and work our way down. The Value of π Mistakes in Sums Mistakes in Counting" "I Kings 7:23-26 (II Chronicles 4:2-5)" "It is quite obvious that the passage above (verse 23) was talking about the dimensions on the top of the molten sea. Since the diameter is 10 cubits ("10 cubits from brim to brim") and its circumference is 30 cubits ("A line of thirty cubits would encircle it completely"), the value of π as defined by the passage above is 30/10 or exactly 3! This value is of course wrong and any mathematical calculation that uses 3 as π will produce gravely erroneous results. Obviously 3.0 compared to 3.14159... is gravely inaccurate." Source and further information: http://www.geocities.com/paulntobin/math.html 4) "1. Ezekiel predicts the destruction of Tyre by Nebuchadrezzar and is wrong. 2. Seeking parallels to the Old Testament, Matthew says that Jesus speaks of his Execution. 3. Why is it that the dead walked the streets of Jerusalem, were seen by many, yet there is NO record of it anywhere but the Bible? 4. Ezekiel predicted Babylon would conquer Egypt and was wrong." Source and further information: http://www.aznewage.com/errors.htm 5) Further information: - "101 Contradictions in the Bible!" http://www.answering-christianity.com/contra.htm - "Select annotated links to errors in the Bible - errors in fact, history and science." http://atheism.about.com/od/errorsinthebibl/ - "Exposing the errors in the Bible and Christianity ..." http://biblebabble.curbjaw.com/ - "1001 Errors In The Christian Bible" http://hometown.aol.com/abdulreis/myhomepage/index.html - "Modern students say there are probably 50,000 errors." http://www.jamaat.net/bible/AwakeArticle(1957).html 6) Some people don't see "errors" in the Bible, only "difficult passages", "difference[s]" or "verses that appear to contradict each other", "supposed error[s]". They find it "to be a coherent, consistent, and relatively easy-to-understand book". They maintain that even if we find an error in the Bible, we always "find out that the Bible is correct once further archaeological evidence is discovered.": "If you read the Bible, at face value, without a preconceived bias for finding errors – you will find it to be a coherent, consistent, and relatively easy-to-understand book. Yes, there are difficult passages. Yes, there are verses that appear to contradict each other. We must remember that the Bible was written by approximately 40 different authors over a period of around 1500 years. Each writer wrote from a different perspective, to a different audience, for a different purpose. We should expect some differences! However, a difference is not a contradiction or an error. It is only an error if there is absolutely no conceivable manner in which the verses or passages can be reconciled. Even if we do not have the answer right now, that does not mean the answer does not exist. Many have found a supposed error in the Bible in relation to history or geography only to find out that the Bible is correct once further archaeological evidence is discovered." Source and further information: http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-errors.html "we need to keep in mind the changing face of history and the "errors" it may indicate. For example, for many years Bible critics emphatically stated that no archeological evidence existed to support the contention that criminals were crucified during Jesus' time. However, a pair of heel bones were recently found. These bones had been nailed together and were dated to be contemporary to Jesus' Jerusalem. With that discovery, the Bible was suddenly vindicated, the "error" vanished, and critics moved on to their next "air-tight" case." Source and further information: http://www.raptureready.com/faq/faq305.html
  • Pick a page, read a word. it's all fiction. Fiction with a mostly positive message but still fiction. Thanks for the DR's that are sure to come.
  • There are no errors in the Bible. There are many misunderstandings but by careful study one can see as it says in the Holy Scriptures themselves at 2Tim 3:16, "All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for discipling in righteousness," The Bible is God's word and it gives us direction on how to find true happines. It explains why things today are so bad and it gives us a beautiful hope for the future.
  • I am certainly not a Bible scholar, and cannot give you exact sources, but I do know that, for example, there are two completely contradictory versions of Jesus' bloodline. It appears that one was created so that he could fulfil the prophecy and be 'of David's line'. There are also notable mistranslations. We are generally familiar with the King James Bible, but this contains several mistranslations from the Greek (let alone the original Aramaic). 'Let the dead bury the dead' is a somewhat enigmatic saying of Jesus. Apparently in the original it is 'Let the villagers bury the dead', which makes a lot more sense. And the recalcitrant camel which can't be got through the eye of a needle is actually a cord (kamelos). What amuses me with this one is that some bible scholars have made up a gate in the walls of Jerusalem called 'The Eye of a Needle' which was too small for a laden camel to get through. This gives an idea of the value we should place on Biblical interpretation. Anyway, as I say, I don't know much about the Bible - perhaps someone else will be able to give you better examples.
  • absolutely none.
  • See thats the thing with religion Doc2000, seal off the truth until the end times. Make it known we have enough secrecy with government.
  • Too many to count, considering the number of translations that have occurred over the generations
  • I'm still trying to figure this one out. God created Adam and Eve.Thats 2 people.They had 2 sons,Cain and Abel.Thats 4 people.Cain killed Abel.Thats 3 people.Because Cain killed Abel God sent him to be with the tribes.If there are only 3 people here,where did the tribes come from?
  • We were the creators second try the first attempt was simply cast aside and shunned.
  • None, if you go to the original documents. Even the copies we have are so painstakingly accurate in transmission that very few errors of transmission could have taken place and they would be extremely minor (eg spelling errors) Most of what I have seen on Biblical "inaccuracy" pages can be explained easily.
  • None. We all find error in everything but ourselves, it is the nature of man. The Bible was written by God, for God, and to God. (Isa 55:10) For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: (Isa 55:11) So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
  • My kid wrote with red ink all over mine.
  • Ecclesiastes is accurate (except for the cop out at the end)... the rest is debatable.
  • all 4 gosples quote what was said on the sign above jesus while on the cross. quotes are not variable by even one word... no 2 gosples quote it the same.
  • None! Isn't that great? http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v2/n4/isnt-the-bible-full-of-errors
  • There are difficulties but no errors or contradictions. If one takes the time to reads the Bible as a whole unit, they will find that Scripture interprets Scripture.
  • The bats birds thing and Saying insects have four legs. Also the measurement of Noahs ark is impossible if you think about storing two of every animal and caring for each for a year. I'm sure there are more flaws that I haven't found yet.
  • Snakes dont talk, insects have more then four legs, and men just CANT live in whales. Case closed.
  • The entire thing is an error.
  • well the whole damn thing is an error and a bad joke- the fact that reasonable people believe the bullshit in this book is just crazy. the fact that most of the time the people who believe this nonsense are republicans like me, bothers me too. the bible and the koran are two of the most dangerous books ever written because people make them the most inportant things in their lives, above their families even. its pathetic. virtually all life on this planet could be wiped out in an instant due to nuclear weapons ( WWIII ) and i have the feeling that religions may just set that war off. good job you morons for all your bullshit.thanks!
  • Jebus! I don't know if that's true, i heard it on Family Guy
  • 1) What kind of errors do you mean? First of all there is no one single original text, there are various differing ones. And in various languages. Translation errors? No translation is perfect. Some are better than others, but you should also consider what was the purpose of a particular translation. Inconsistencies? Those are just normal, as the texts were written separately. Consistent with historical data? There are certainly many differences. No many people wrote history accurately at that time. Many things got mixed up of "bettered". And then those are some passages which can only be interpreted as myths. So don't look for scientific truths in there. Or that would be a coincidence. 2) "Throughout history, printers' errors and peculiar translations have appeared in Bibles published throughout the world." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_errata 3) "The internal consistency of the Bible is the question of how self-consistent the Hebrew and Christian scriptures are. This has long been an issue for Christians and Jews, who consider the Bible and Tanakh, respectively, to be divinely inspired: inconsistencies appear to throw doubt on this. Concerns regarding biblical consistency have a long history. In Contra Celsus, the church father Origen replied to the writer Celsus, a critic of Christianity, who had complained that "certain of the Christian believers, like persons who in a fit of drunkenness lay violent hands upon themselves, have corrupted the Gospel from its original integrity, to a threefold, and fourfold, and many-fold degree, and have remodelled it, so that they might be able to answer objections". Origen responded that "I know of no others who have altered the Gospel, save the followers of Marcion, and those of Valentinus, and, I think, also those of Lucian. But such an allegation is no charge against the Christian system, but against those who dared so to trifle with the Gospels. And as it is no ground of accusation against philosophy, that there exist Sophists, or Epicureans, or Peripatetics, or any others, whoever they may be, who hold false opinions; so neither is it against genuine Christianity that there are some who corrupt the Gospel histories, and who introduce heresies opposed to the meaning of the doctrine of Jesus." Among the classic texts which discuss textual inconsistencies are The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine, the Tractatus Theologico-Politicus by Baruch Spinoza, the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and the Dictionnaire philosophique of Voltaire." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_consistency_of_the_Bible
  • it would be easier to list the accuracies, i think. http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/ http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/quran/index.htm http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/BOM/index.htm
  • It depends on what beliefs you hold. If you are fundamentalist Christian, there are no errors in the Bible. If you are muslim, the statement that Jesus was the son of God is an error together with the immaculate conception and the belief that Jesus died on the cross. If you are a scientist...well, there are just too many errors to mention. If you are an atheist, well, ehem, lets just forget that one....... Errors entirely depend on where you stand.
  • I have found some difficulties but no errors. The difficulties are easily explained when the Bible is read as a whole. It does a good job of explaining itself.
  • There are none....what can seem like differences between translations are only the misunderstanding of a group of words... For example...No translation says that Jesus is God's NEPHEW. But many fail to print God's personal NAME...It is NOT God, as shown here...God is His title. (Exodus 6:3) And I used to appear to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as God Almighty, but as respects my name Jehovah I did not make myself known to them.
  • I read that the original Greek New Testament contained several grammatical errors because it was not the original language of the authors. That's about it as far as I know.
  • This depends... If you take the Bible (in it's entirety) as a literal text and historical document, you can find numerous inconsistencies with the way we know things to work versus how they are explained in the Bible. If you take the Bible as a piece of literature, then I don't think you can say any of it is in error (minus translation or transliteration hiccups from the original texts/manuscript). The Bible: The Greatest Story Ever Told (Based on a true story) ;p
  • @eternal0void Yes, I don't disagree at all about the parable of the cord going through the eye of a needle. It doesn't change the meaning at all, in fact it makes it more effective as a metaphor. But the original question was about errors, and that was one of them.
  • Pleasing question. Even a question that has been inquired on before by qumyselfte a few people. Some folks will even claim that one ought to be careful when asking questions like these.
  • A few here: http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/ And for those who claim that the bible cannot be mistranslated- a history lesson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Bible

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