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Dwindling in Unbelief: Contradictions
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How old was Abram when Ishmael was born?
86 years old More than 135 years old
Genesis 16:16
And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
Acts 7:2-4
Our father Abraham ... dwelt in Haran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed himself into this land.

Genesis 11:26-32
And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram. (v.26) .

And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran. (v.31)

Acts 7:4 says that Abram didn't leave Haran until after his father died. Genesis 11:26 says that Abram's father was 70 years old when Abram was born, and Abram's father lived to be 205 (11:32). Clearly, then, Abram was at least 135 when he left Haran. (Although Gen.12:4 says he left Haran when he was only 75. Which leads us to another contradiction: When did Abraham leave Haran?)

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