Contradictions in the Bible

As numbered in the SAB book
  1. The two creations
  2. Who created heaven and earth?
  3. Were plants created before or after humans?
  4. Does the Bible condemn astrology?
  5. When were the stars made?
  6. From what were the animals created?
  7. From what were the fowls created?
  8. Were humans created before or after the other animals?
  9. How many gods are there?
  10. When was Eve created?
  11. Is childbearing sinful?
  12. May Adam eat from any tree?
  13. What kind of animals may we eat?
  14. What was Sodom's sin?
  15. Is marriage a good thing?
  16. Is polygamy OK?
  17. Does God have a body?
  18. Does God know everything?
  19. Is everyone descended from Adam and Eve?
  20. Does God desire animal sacrifices?
  21. Does God respect anyone?
  22. What became of Cain?
  23. Does God approve of capital punishment?
  24. Must everyone die?
  25. Did Enoch die?
  26. Has anyone ever ascended into heaven?
  27. Was Enoch the sixth or the seventh from Adam?
  28. How many sons did God have?
  29. Do angels have sex?
  30. How long is the human lifespan?
  31. Did everyone (except for Noah and his family) die in the flood?
  32. Does God repent?
  33. Has there ever been a just person?
  34. How many animals of each kind did Noah take into the ark?
  35. Has there ever been a righteous person?
  36. When did Noah enter the ark?
  37. How long did the flood last?
  38. How long was the ark afloat?
  39. When did the earth dry after the flood?
  40. Will God curse the earth?
  41. Are we punished for the sins of others?
  42. Does God approve of slavery?
  43. How many languages were there before the Tower of Babel was built?
  44. Who was the Salah's father?
  45. Is God the author of confusion?
  46. How old was Terah when he died?
  47. How old was Abraham when he left Haran?
  48. How old was Abram when Ishmael was born?
  49. Can God be seen ?
  50. When was the city of Dan named?
  51. Who owns the earth?
  52. How long was the Egyptian Captivity?
  53. How many sons did Abraham have?
  54. Is circumcision required?
  55. Is incest forbidden?
  56. Are the laws of the Old Testament still binding?
  57. How old was Ishmael when he was abandoned by Abraham?
  58. Did Sarah have faith that she would conceive?
  59. Can God do anything?
  60. Was Lot a righteous man?
  61. Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?
  62. Did Lot's daughters think God had killed every man except Lot?
  63. Is it OK to swear?
  64. Who named Beersheba?
  65. Has God ever tempted anyone?
  66. Does God approve of human sacrifices?
  67. Did Abraham know God's name?
  68. Was Keturah Abraham's wife or concubine?
  69. Will there be many Jews?
  70. Who was Bashemath's father?
  71. Is it OK to drink alcohol?
  72. Who was Laban's father?
  73. When did Jacob rename Luz to Bethel?
  74. Who was Anah?
  75. Who was Korah's father?
  76. Who brought Joseph into Egypt?
  77. Where did Joseph's brothers find the hidden money?
  78. How old was Benjamin when his clan migrated to Egypt?
  79. Was Mahli the son of Levi?
  80. Will God destroy those that intermarry?
  81. Who were the sons of Benjamin?
  82. Were Naaman and Ard the sons or the grandsons of Benjamin?
  83. How many were in Jacob's family when they came into Egypt?
  84. What were the twelve tribes of Israel?
  85. Where was Jacob buried?
  86. Is it wrong to lie?
  87. Did Moses fear the king?
  88. Who was Moses's father-in-law?
  89. Who appeared to Moses in the burning bush?
  90. What is God's name?
  91. Is it wrong to steal?
  92. Is magic OK?
  93. Was Moses a good speaker?
  94. Who makes people deaf and blind?
  95. Who hardened the Pharaoh's heart?
  96. Did God command the Israelites to make him burnt offerings?
  97. Did God kill all the Egyptian cattle in the sixth plague?
  98. How many days is unleavened bread to be eaten during the Passover?
  99. Is God warlike or peaceful?
  100. Is dancing a sin?
  101. Is it necessary to keep the Sabbath?
  102. Where did Moses get water from a rock?
  103. Can God be tempted?
  104. How did Moses get water out of the rock?
  105. Who gave the law to Moses?
  106. Is it OK to make images?
  107. How should parents be treated?
  108. Is is OK to call your father (or anyone else) father?
  109. To kill or not to kill.
  110. Is it wrong to have sex outside of marriage?
  111. Is it OK to covet?
  112. How should strangers be treated?
  113. Is only God holy?
  114. How should we treat our enemies?
  115. How should Sabbath-breakers be punished?
  116. Does God ever tire?
  117. Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments?
  118. Did Moses see God face to face?
  119. Who wrote the (second set of) ten commandments?
  120. Is God merciful?
  121. Who made the ark of the covenant?
  122. Does the blood of animal sacrifices take away sin?
  123. Which flying creeping things may we eat?
  124. How should a man who has sex with a menstruating woman be punished?
  125. Who may offer sacrifices to God?
  126. To judge or not to judge.
  127. Should we love or hate others?
  128. How should nonbelievers be treated?
  129. How should adulters be punished?
  130. How should homosexuals be treated?
  131. Does God love everyone?
  132. Should we fear God?
  133. Is it OK for men to have long hair?
  134. Was Moses meek?
  135. Who wrote the Pentateuch?
  136. Should we follow our own hearts?
  137. Did God burn all of Korah's children to death?
  138. Where did Aaron die?
  139. Does God lie?
  140. How many did God kill for "committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab"?
  141. Does the Bible condemn gambling?
  142. What is the correct recipe for the new moon sacrifice?
  143. Did the Israelites kill every male in Midian?
  144. How long does God's anger last?
  145. How should the Moabites be treated?
  146. How should the Ammonites be treated?
  147. Will the earth last forever?
  148. Is it OK to test (or tempt) God?
  149. Does God know what is in everyone's heart?
  150. Who made the ark of the covenant?
    (Mistake in SAB Book. Same as contradiction 121)
  151. Were the Israelites to spare the trees in the countries they invaded?
  152. Did any Moabite enter the congregation of the Lord?
  153. How should the Edomites be treated?
  154. Is divorce ever permissible?
  155. Is it OK for a divorced woman to remarry?
  156. Are those who obey the law cursed?
  157. Does Hell exist?
  158. Do humans have free will?
  159. Was Moses in good mental and physical health at age 120?
  160. Who was greatest prophet?
  161. Who is the Lord of this world?
  162. Did Joshua remove the twelve stones from the Jordan River?
  163. Who was Achan's father?
  164. Did the city of Ai exist after Joshua destroyed it?
  165. To whom were the cities of Exhtaol and Zoreah given?
  166. What tribe was Aijalon from?
  167. Is death final?
  168. Does God forgive sins?
  169. Who bought the sepulchre in Sechem from the sons of Hamor?
  170. Can God stop iron chariots?
  171. Was Sisera murdered in his sleep?
  172. What is the earth set upon?
  173. How long was the ark of the covenant at Abinadab's house?
  174. Were the Philistines subdued all the days of Samuel?
  175. Who was Samuel's firstborn son?
  176. Does God help in times of need?
  177. Who was Kish's father?
  178. When did "Is Saul among the prophets?" become a proverb?
  179. What was Jonathan's first slaughter?
  180. Why did God reject Saul as king?
  181. Who were Saul's sons?
  182. Did Saul and Samuel kill all the Amalekites?
  183. Was Haman an Agagite?
  184. When was the last time that Samuel saw Saul?
  185. How many sons did Jesse have?
  186. Was David a man of war before he fought Goliath?
  187. When did Saul meet David?
  188. How did David kill Goliath?
  189. Who killed Goliath?
  190. When did Saul become David's enemy?
  191. How many Philistine foreskins did David buy his first wife with?
  192. When David fled to Nob, what was the priest's name?
  193. Was David alone when asking for the holy bread at Nob?
  194. Was Abiathar the father or the son of Ahimelech?
  195. Did Saul inquire of the Lord?
  196. Was Jesus the first to rise from the dead?
  197. How did Saul die?
  198. Did Saul's family die with him?
  199. The sons of David born in Hebron
  200. When did Absalom rebel against David?
  201. Which sons of David born in Jerusalem?
  202. Where did God kill Uzza?
  203. How many children did Michal have?
  204. How many horsemen did David take?
  205. How many did David kill?
  206. Was Solomon David's second or fourth son by Bathsheba?
  207. How many sons did Absalom have?
  208. Who was Amasa's father?
  209. Whom did Elhanan kill?
  210. Did David sin?
  211. How many men did the chief of David's captains kill?
  212. Who tempted David to number Israel?
  213. Is it OK to have a census?
  214. How many valiant men drew the sword in Israel and Judah as counted by Joab?
  215. How many years of famine?
  216. For How much did David by the threshing floor?
  217. Who was the greatest?
  218. How many stalls did Solomon have?
  219. Who was Heman's father?
  220. What was Solomon's payment to Hiram?
  221. How many overseers did Solomon have?
  222. When did Solomon's reign begin?
  223. Which tribe was Hiram from?
  224. How high were the pillars of brass?
  225. What was the volume of the molten sea in Solomon's temple?
  226. What was in the Ark of the Covenant?
  227. Does God dwell in darkness or in light?
  228. Does God dwell in temples?
  229. Is everyone a sinner?
  230. How many officers did Solomon have?
  231. How many talents of gold did Hiram send Solomon?
  232. Who was Abijam's mother?
  233. How were Abijam and Asa related?
  234. Did Asa remove the high places?
  235. Was Asa perfect?
  236. When did Baasha die?
  237. How long was Elijah's drought?
  238. Was Jehu the son or grandson of Nimshi?
  239. Did Elisha receive Elijah's mantle before or after Elijah is taken up into heaven?
  240. Did Jehoshaphat remove the high places?
  241. Did God give Gehazi leprosy?
  242. When did Ahaziah begin to reign?
  243. How old was Ahaziah when he began to reign?
  244. Was Jehu the son or grandson of Nimshi?
    (Mistake in SAB Book. Same as contradiction 238)
  245. Did God commend or condemn Jehu for the killings at Jezreel?
  246. Where was Joash buried?
  247. When did Jehoash become king of Israel?
  248. How long did Jotham reign?
  249. Was Ahaz buried with his fathers?
  250. Is every word of God pure?
  251. Why did God turn the sundial back ten degrees?
  252. How did King Josiah die?
  253. Where did Josiah die?
  254. Who succeeded Jehoiakim as king?
  255. How old was Jehoachin when he began to reign?
  256. Did Zedekiah's eyes behold the king of Babylon?
  257. On what day did the temple burn?
  258. How high was the chapiter?
  259. How many men were in the king's presence?
  260. On what day of the month was Jehoiachin released from prison?
  261. Generations from David to the Babylonian Captivity
  262. Was Jechoniah the son or the grandson of Josiah?
  263. Did Jeconiah have any sons?
  264. Who was Zerubbabel's father?
  265. Who were the sons of Heman?
  266. Who was Zechariah's father?
  267. Did Jehoiakim die in Babylon or near Jerusalem?
  268. How many of Arah's offspring returned from Babylon?
  269. How many of Pahathmoab, Jeshua, and Joab's offspring returned from Babylon?
  270. How many of Zattu's offspring returned from Babylon?
  271. How many of Bani's offspring returned from Babylon?
  272. How many of Bebai's offspring returned from Babylon?
  273. How many of Azgad's offspring returned from Babylon?
  274. How many of Adonikam's offspring returned from Babylon?
  275. How many of Bigvai's offspring returned from Babylon?
  276. How many of Adin's offspring returned from Babylon?
  277. How many of Bezai's offspring returned from Babylon?
  278. How many of Bethlehem and Netophah's offspring returned from Babylon?
  279. How many of Lod, Hadid, and Ono's offspring returned from Babylon?
  280. How many of Senaah's offspring returned from Babylon?
  281. How many of Asaph's offspring returned from Babylon?
  282. How many children of the porters returned from Babylon?
  283. How many of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda's offspring returned from Babylon?
  284. How many singing men and women returned from Babylon?
  285. How much gold, silver, and clothing did the people give?
  286. Was Zechariah Iddo's son or grandson?
  287. Is the devil free to roam?
  288. Who brought evil on Job?
  289. Does God destroy both the righteous and the wicked?
  290. Can God be found through reason alone?
  291. Do evildoers prosper?
  292. Do the wicked live long?
  293. Is wisdom a good thing?
  294. Is God the creator of evil?
  295. Is it good to be foolish?
  296. Where does God dwell?
  297. Is it OK to call someone a fool?
  298. Does anyone do anything good?
  299. Is the law of God perfect?
  300. Can God be found?
  301. Is wealth a sign of righteousness or of wickedness?
  302. Does God sleep?
  303. Should we rejoice when we see our enemies suffer?
  304. Is Salvation by faith alone?
  305. Will the righteous flourish?
  306. Can only God work wonders?
  307. Is anyone justified?
  308. Should we believe everything?
  309. Does wisdom make people happy?
  310. Do bad things happen to good people?
  311. Does God want some to go to hell?
  312. If God likes you, will everyone else like you too?
  313. Is it good to be happy?
  314. What's new?
  315. Is money good or bad?
  316. Will everyone see the majesty of God?
  317. Does God ever get furious?
  318. Is anyone good?
  319. Should you pray for everyone?
  320. Should we look for signs in the heavens?
  321. Will those who call on the Lord be delivered?
  322. Will Ephraim return to Egypt?
  323. Who cast Jonah into the sea?
  324. Was Jonah swallowed by a fish or a whale?
  325. How many generations from Jesus to Abraham?
  326. The genealogy of Jesus, Matthew vs Luke
  327. From which of David's sons was Jesus descended?
  328. Who was Jesus's paternal grandfather?
  329. Was Joseph the father of Jesus?
  330. When was Jesus born?
  331. Where did Joseph and Mary live before the birth of Jesus?
  332. Did Jesus, Mary, and Joseph go to Egypt or Nazareth?
  333. Where did John baptize?
  334. Were the Pharisees baptized by John?
  335. At his baptism, did God address Jesus directly?
  336. Should you serve God alone?
  337. Which came first: the calling of Peter and Andrew or the imprisonment of John the Baptist?
  338. Did Jesus preach his first sermon on a mountain or a plain?
  339. Should we let others see our good works?
  340. Should Christians pray in public?
  341. Do Christians know how to pray?
  342. Is God's will always done in heaven?
  343. Should Christians be concerned with material things?
  344. Who can cast out devils in the name of Jesus?
  345. Did the Centurion ask Jesus directly to help his servant?
  346. Did Jesus know everything?
  347. What will happen to Jews when they die?
  348. How many men were possessed with devils?
  349. Is Jesus God?
  350. Was Jarius's daughter alive when Jesus was approached?
  351. What were the names of the apostles?
  352. Should the gospel be preached to everyone?
  353. Did Jesus tell his apostles to go barefoot and without a staff?
  354. When will the end of the world come?
  355. Is Jesus peaceful ?
  356. Was John the Baptist Elijah?
  357. Who is for or against Jesus?
  358. Is there an unforgivable sin?
  359. How are people judged by God?
  360. Did Jesus perform many signs and wonders?
  361. Did Jesus have secret teachings?
  362. Did Herod think Jesus was John the Baptist?
  363. How did Peter find out that Jesus was the Messiah?
  364. Have Christians been raised with Christ?
  365. Is it a a good thing to be childish?
  366. What was Jesus's sixth commandment?
  367. Did Jesus forewarn the apostles of his death and resurrection?
  368. Who asked Jesus for the best seats in heaven?
  369. How much power did Jesus have?
  370. Was Jesus a ransom for many or for all?
  371. How many blind men were healed near Jericho?
  372. When was the man (or men) healed?
  373. When did Jesus' temple tantrum occur?
  374. On what did Jesus ride into Jerusalem?
  375. When did the cursed fig tree die?
  376. Was Jesus the son of David?
  377. Will Jesus's second coming be visible to all?
  378. When was heaven created?
  379. Did Jesus say before the cock crow or before the cock crow twice?
  380. Did the cock crow before or after Peter's denial?
  381. Did Jesus ask God to save him from crucifixion?
  382. Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss?
  383. Was Jesus taken to Caiaphas or Annas first?
  384. Did Jesus say, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up"?
  385. How did Jesus respond when questioned by the high priest?
  386. To whom did Peter deny knowing Jesus?
  387. How did Judas die?
  388. Who bought the potter's field?
  389. What did Judas do with the silver?
  390. Was Jesus silent during his trial before Pilate?
  391. Who put the robe on Jesus?
  392. What color was Jesus's robe?
  393. Who carried Jesus's cross?
  394. What did the soldiers give Jesus to drink?
  395. What did the sign over Jesus's head say?
  396. Did both thieves revile Jesus?
  397. What were the last words of Jesus?
  398. When did the Temple curtain rip?
  399. What did the Centurion call Jesus when he died?
  400. Where did the women watching the crucifixion stand?
  401. Who buried Jesus?
  402. How many women came to the sepulchre?
  403. When did the women (or woman) arrive at the sepulchre?
  404. Whom did the women see at the tomb?
  405. Was the tomb opened or closed when the women arrived?
  406. Were the men or angels inside or outside the tomb when the women arrived?
  407. Did the women immediately tell the disciples?
  408. To whom did Jesus make his first post-resurrection appearance?
  409. Did Mary Magdalene recognize Jesus when he first appeared to her?
  410. Was it OK to touch the risen Jesus before his ascension?
  411. Was Mary Magdalene happy or sad when she saw the risen Jesus?
  412. Where did Jesus tell his disciples to go after his resurrection?
  413. How many disciples did Jesus appear to in his first post resurrection appearance?
  414. In whose name is baptism to be performed?
  415. What did Jesus do after his baptism?
  416. Where did Peter and Andrew live?
  417. Are those who believe Jesus is the Christ "of God"?
  418. Where did the devils ask not to go?
  419. How did Jesus cure the blind man?
  420. When when did the transfiguration occur?
  421. Is casting out devils a sign of a true Christian?
  422. When did the cursed fig tree die?
    (Mistake in SAB book. Same as contradiction #375)
  423. When (on what day) was Jesus crucified?
  424. Did Jesus drink on the cross?
  425. When (at what time of day) Jesus crucified?
  426. Were the men or angels inside the tomb sitting or standing?
  427. Did the eleven disciples believe the two men who claimed to see the risen Jesus?
  428. When did Jesus ascend into heaven?
  429. Where did Jesus cure the blind man?
  430. Does righteousness come from following the Law?
  431. When was the Holy Ghost given?
  432. Did the Samaritans receive Jesus?
  433. When did Satan enter Judas?
  434. Can theives go to heaven?
  435. Where did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples after the resurrection?
  436. Were the disciples frightened or gladdened when they saw Jesus?
  437. Who raised Jesus from the dead?
  438. Did Jesus baptize anyone?
  439. Does God work on the Sabbath?
  440. Does Jesus judge people?
  441. Did Jesus bear witness of himself?
  442. Is it possible to fall from grace?
  443. Who forces non-believers to disbelieve?
  444. Did any of the apostles ask Jesus where he was going?
  445. Who sent the Holy Ghost?
  446. Did Jesus tell his disciples everything?
  447. Does the gospel of Luke contain everything that Jesus did?
  448. How many believers were there at the time of the ascension?
  449. Should we obey human or divine law?
  450. Did the men with Paul hear the voice?
  451. Did Paul go to Jerusalem from Damascus immediately after his conversion?
  452. Did Paul visit all of the disciples when he went to Jerusalem after his conversion?
  453. If a husband believes, is his wife saved also?
  454. Can women be church leaders?
  455. Were the men with Paul knocked to the ground?
  456. Was Abraham justified by faith or by works?
  457. Who was to blame for original sin?
  458. Is it OK to curse people?
  459. Should we try to please others?
  460. Is it OK to eat meat sacrificed to other gods?
  461. Is all scripture inspired by God?
  462. Is it OK to marry unbelievers?
  463. Did Paul see Jesus?
  464. Should women have the same rights as men?
  465. Should you speak in tongues?
  466. May a woman speak in church?
  467. Should we bear each other's burdens?
  468. Should believers discuss their faith with non-believers?
  469. Is the day of the Lord at hand?
  470. Can the devil capture us at will?
  471. Was Rahab saved by faith or works?

  472. Contradictions added after SAB book was published.
  473. When did Jesus curse the fig tree?
  474. Are we all God's children?
  475. When did Jesus say that he would return?
  476. What must you do to be saved?
  477. Was Jesus's witness of himself true?
  478. How did Antiochus die?
  479. How many generations from Abraham to Moses?
  480. Did Jesus say he would always be with his disciples?
  481. Who drove the Anakim from Hebron?
  482. Should you answer a fool according to his folly?
  483. How long was the Babylonian Captivity?
  484. How many generations must a bastard wait until his offspring can enter the congregation of the Lord?
  485. When did Jesus receive his beating?
  486. Did Jesus ascend from Bethany or Mount Olivet?
  487. Who is the most blessed woman?
  488. What are the borders of Israel?
  489. Is it wrong to burn people to death?
  490. Was Zibeon a Hivite or a Horite?
  491. How should the Canaanites be treated?
  492. Does God prefer castrated men?
  493. Does God want children to die?
  494. What must a congregation do if it sins through ignorance?
  495. Did David sin?
  496. How long did it take to create the heavens and the earth?
  497. Did God destroy the nations?
  498. Is it OK to eat blood?
  499. May a eunuch enter into the congregation of the Lord?
  500. Do the laws and rituals of the Old Testament still apply?
  501. How many generations were there from David to Jesus?
  502. Was Paul without guile?
  503. Who was Noah's youngest son?
  504. Did God call Abraham before or after he moved to Haran?
  505. Has anyone ever heard God's voice?
  506. What must you do if you sin through ignorance?
  507. When was King Jabin killed?
  508. Did the Israelites take Jerusalem from the Jebusites?
  509. How long did Jehoash reign?
  510. What was Jesus H. Christ's real name?
  511. Did Jesus sin?
  512. When did God divide light from darkness?
  513. Was Lot Abraham's brother or nephew?
  514. How many soldiers did Lysias have?
  515. How many of Lysias' footmen were killed by the Jews?
  516. Did God originally create humans male and female?
  517. Was Jesus born in a house or a manger?
  518. Was Mary (the mother of Jesus) blessed?
  519. Will the Messiah be a descendant of David?
  520. How many did God kill for worshipping Aaron's golden calf?
  521. How many were killed in Nicanor's army?
  522. How many soldiers were in Nicanor's army?
  523. Is it OK to use perfume?
  524. Should we rend our clothes?
  525. How many were from the tribe of Simeon?
  526. How many sons did Gideon have?
  527. May strangers observe the Passover?
  528. Can God be tempted?
  529. Should we think for ourselves?
  530. Should we believe in unseen things?
  531. Did Jesus go to heaven after he died but before his ascension?
  532. Who (or what) is the ransom for the righteous?
  533. Who are wiser, the children of this world or the children of light?
  534. Does the world hate Christians?
  535. How was Zedekiah related to Nebuchadnezzar?