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    Dealing with "Discrepancies" in the Bible

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    Post by ManOfPeace on August 17th 2012, 12:42 pm

    How should we deal with alleged discrepancies in the Bible? Here is a short discussion on some issues to be considered before one draws any firm conclusions on such matters.

    Dealing With “Discrepancies” in the Bible
    Kwabena Donkor

    What is a discrepancy in the Bible? For our purpose, a discrepancy in Scripture would be an idea, a
    thought, or a statement that appears discordant with or contradictory to other ideas or statements
    elsewhere in the Bible. Now the critical question is this, Are there discrepancies in the Bible? This
    question, in its essence, addresses the nature of the Bible. Does the Bible, in its nature, contain
    conflicting and inconsistent ideas and information? As with defining the nature of anything, we cannot
    and should not restrict our understanding of the nature of the Bible to these phenomena. In other
    words, what the Bible is is not fully defined simply by what it appears to us to be. An illustration might
    be helpful here. A rod plunged partially in a pool of water often appears to be bent. This is a
    phenomenon. However, there are causal reasons for the rod to appear to be bent, while it is not really

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