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Really, EastCoastCommentator? You use another passage from your false book to illustrate how mistaken Collins is?
How about responding to Collins' claim that the bible erred in the number of nights Jesus lay dead before he was turned into a zombie? Perhaps you have some explanation for why your 'infallible' bible got the math wrong?
Your tactic is simply absurd. It's like having someone show you a CAT scan proving you have brain damage and you respond by saying no, I don't have brain damage because I spell noe wright!
If you count Thursday night.. That is three nights. Considering that his crucifixion would have been most of the day and his body laid to rest that night.
Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night.
Friday day, Saturday day, and Sunday day.
I guess it might behoove the naysayers to first establish WHO developed the math used to make the calculations in the Bible and next WHO checked those calculations and by whose timetable and last who actually wrote and translated the word of God so those persistent nit-pickers could actually find their calling. If those were men (even inspired by God), there well may be a good reason for the errors. While some errors were pretty simple rounded numbers from pi, others may well have been derived on a 365 day year and others may not have even seemed important at the time.
Keep in mind that the math we use simply replicates nature and natural order as close as humans need to see it. This science is never perfect and therefore not something actually produced by God. It is just as close as “man” can get or needs to get.
It may be the only thing some people can use to make an argument against Holy Scripture. I personally cannot see why an apology is necessary. I believe the intent is in the message and certainly not the infinite nit-picking of the unbelievers among us.
For as Jonas was three days ... - See Jonah 1:17
This event took place in the Mediterranean Sea, somewhere between Joppa and Tarshish, when he was fleeing from Nineveh. It is said that the "whale" seldom passes into that sea, and that its throat is too small to admit a man. It is probable, therefore, that a fish of the "shark kind" is intended. Sharks have been known often to swallow a man entire. The fish in the book of Jonah is described merely as a "great fish," without specifying the kind. It is well known that the Greek word translated whale, in the New Testament, does not of necessity mean a whale, but may denote a large fish or sea-monster of any kind. - Robinson, Lexicon.
Three days and three nights - It will be seen in the account of the resurrection of Christ that he was in the grave but two nights and a part of three days. See Matthew 18:6. This computation is, however, strictly in accordance with the Jewish mode of reckoning. If it had "not" been, the Jews would have understood it, and would have charged our Saviour as being a false prophet, for it was well known to them that he had spoken this prophecy, Matthew 27:63. Such a charge, however, was never made; and it is plain, therefore, that what was "meant" by the prediction was accomplished. It was a maxim, also, among the Jews, in computing time, that a part of a day was to be received as the whole. Many instances of this kind occur in both sacred and profane history. See 2 Chronicles 10:5, 2 Chronicles 10:12; Genesis 42:17-18. Compare Esther 4:16 with Esther 5:1.
In the heart of the earth - The Jews used the word "heart" to denote the "interior" of a thing, or to speak of being in a thing. It means, here, to be in the grave or sepulchre.
How did Judas die? One of the gospels says he hung himself, another gospel says he bought a field and threw himself on it and his guts spilled out everywhere and it was later called the field of blood.
So which is it?? Did he hang himself or did he jump to his death- you cannot have both.
The gibberish and childish idiotic stories in the Bible are the best possible advertisement for atheism.
Some apologetics arguments:
1. One night for the Son of God is the equivalent of 1.5 nights for you or me.
2. God is more powerful than mathematics.
3. Are you saying that people in the first century were liars?
4. The fool hath said in his heart, yadda yadda yadda...
For an atheist, I write pretty good apologetics.
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Errors in the bible. That's like making fun of a one-year-old child for not being able to talk.
Mr. Collins errs in thinking there are errors in Scripture. Perhaps he should be better informed before writing about a subject he has yet to understand.
But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.
No doubt it depends on which translation is being analysed. There's always some flim-flam excuse available when you put you faith into the bible.
Dang, I missed that one.
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