The Truth Is…
To us, the existence of a single contradiction in a supposedly inerrant, infallible document, no matter how slight, is evidence that the document (IE Bible) is false and every statement in it may be false. Contradictions are a very serious matter in a book alleged to be written, directed, whatever by an omniscient God and/or the Holy Spirit. If God and his sidekick, the Holy Spirit were truly omniscient, they could not possibly have supervised and directed a document that is riddled with error (contradictions are a form of error); yet the Bible is full of them.
The best, very best presentation is presented in an interactive graph format at VizBib.
Go there right now! There is no point reading anything below.
Numerous authors have compiled lists of the bibles contradictions (see below) It is not our purpose here to enumerate all the contradictions. Rather, we will provide our favorite and the point you to those others who have itemized all the contradictions.
Our Favorite Contradiction
Exodus 20:13 Thou Shalt Not Kill
the sixth commandment, presented to Moses by God for the Children of Israel.
Now having said that, here is Mose’s command to his officers who had spared the women and children of the Midianites:
Numbers 31:17 -18
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
Now how about that for a contradiction? The same guy who issues the sixth commandment, then issues order to violate it. KILL all the boy children, kill all the non virgin women, and rape all the virgin children.
But that’s just one of many. To see some of the others check out these lists compiled by others.
Links to Lists of Contradictions
420 Contradictions by Donald Morgan (these are well presented; contradictions are very obvious)
1551 Condradictions book by book, by David Wells.
Impossible Numbers of the Armies of the Children of Isreal by Willian Sierichs, Jr.
The Secular Web (dissects and analyzes eight glaring discrepancies)