Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

What is something that the Bible gets wrong?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The entire creation story.

    The flood myth.

    Herrod's Massacre of the Innocent never happened.

    Other historical inaccuracies such as Luke saying Pharisee Gamaliel's speech happened before Theudas' revolt which happened a decade later.

    The Bible cites measurements implying that Pi is 3.0.  It is 3.14.  A nitpick?  Maybe.  But it was a distinction that would have ruined the actual work and that ancients of the time knew well...well, EDUCATED ancient knew.  And God would have known.  But primitive writers might not have.

    Jonah living in a whale and basically EVERY OTHER MIRACLE.

    The bible says the sun revolves around the Earth.  Ooopsy!

    The bible claims the stars are just lights in the firmament that can fall to Earth...mistaking them for meteorites.  If a star collided with Earth, we'd have all been dead.

    The bible says flying insects "walk on all fours".  Insects, BU DEFINITION, have 6 legs.  And even if you're imprecise, other insect-like things have 6 or more legs.

    Claims that rabbits "chew their cud".  They do not.

    According to Chronicles, Jehoram was 40 when he died.  Ahaziah, his son, took over as king upon his age 42 according to Kings.  Meaning that the bible thinks the son was two years older than his father.

    Mustard is NOT the smallest seed, as claimed by the bible.

    If you do the math on the Jonah story, the bible think 39 hours = 3 days.

    I mean, I could go on FOREVER.  The bible gets more wrong than right quite frankly.  Anyone who claims the bible is inerrant hasn't read it.

  • Mr
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    God rests on 7th day is untruth . 

    Jesus said one thing and paul said the opposite..

    John's collection of mythical prophesies in Revelation never came true and will never come true simply because they are absurd and bogus.

  • Corey
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    it claims that bats are birds, that whales are fish, that the word is flat and that the sky is a firmament holding the waters that god separated when he made the earth. The list of things that the Bible gets right would be shorter than the list of things it gets wrong.

  • Jas B
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Statements that conflict with facts about reality we have learned through scientific investigation — can be found throughout the Bible because the biblical texts were written at times when human knowledge about our world was quite limited. We can't blame ancient writers for knowing less than we do now, but we can blame people alive now for preferring the errors of ancient writers over the reliable knowledge of over a thousand years of scientific investigation.

    The "firmament" is claimed to be a solid "roof" over the world. It is described in Genesis 1:6-8 

    In Genesis, the Moon is referred to as a "light" (specifically, a "lesser light"). The Moon is merely a reflector of the Sun's light, and produces no visible light of its own

    In the field of medicine, the Bible says in the book of Leveticus, Ch. No.14, Verse No.49 to 53 -  a novel way for disinfecting a house from plague of leprosy… 

    It says that… ‘Take two birds, kill one bird, take wood, scale it - and the other living bird, dip it in water… and under running water - later on sprinkle the house 7 times with it. Sprinkle the house with blood to disinfect it? we know know blood is a good media of germs, bacteria, as well as toxin .

    There are so many;

    A man's length of hair determines his strength. ( Samson)

    All animals were originally herbivores. Tapeworms, vampire bats, mosquitoes, and barracudas -- all were strict vegetarians, as they were created by God. 

    The Bible says that hares and coneys are unclean because they "chew the cud" but do not part the hoof. But hares and coneys are not ruminants and they do not "chew the cud."

     According to the bible, the sun goes around the earth and at one time suggesting it didn't led to the church forcing Galileo Galilei, one of the founders of modern science, to recant his theory that the Earth moves around the Sun. Under threat of torture

    Diseases are sent by God to punish sin.

    The list goes on and on, however this is not a problem for most Christians because they do not take the Bible literarily, it is the Fundamentalists who claim the Bible is totally factual.

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  • 2 months ago

    Just about everything.  From Genesis to the very end.  It gets a few names of people and places right, but beyond that it is an epic failure.  It is, however, quite a good collection of folklore, myths, superstition and ancient woo woo.  Despite the main character being a psychotic blood thirsty serial killer, it is a good read.  As are most of the so called 'holy books' on the planet.

  • Phil M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That the supernatural is even possible.

  • 2 months ago

    The Messiah. He was supposed to be a king, not a sacrifice. 

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    2 months ago


  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The King James Bible is 100% perfect, nothing wrong.  The Bible is the Word of God. The truth is that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, and He loves you.  Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell.  So to avoid hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is that easy.  When a person dies, they will be in heaven or hell, and they can't get out of hell if that is where they go.  To go to heaven and not go to hell, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, without adding any of your works.  Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and who died on the cross and shed His blood to pay for all our sins, and who resurrected from the dead.  See Romans 4:5 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

  • Michze
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    The Census of Quirinius, Pontius Pilate's personality.

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