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23-04-2013, 01:42 AM
RE: Bible Contradicitons and more
(22-04-2013 02:58 PM)Jeffasaurus Wrote:  
(22-04-2013 12:19 PM)cufflink Wrote:  I agree completely. But if I'm reading you correctly, I think you're misinterpreting the author's intent when he talks about "explaining" the contradictions. He's not trying to "explain them away"–he's no apologist. Rather, he acknowledges that the contradictions are real, and explains how they probably arose–that is, how different authors with different perspectives, agendas, axes to grind, etc., contributed contradictory input to what we have today as the Bible.

Since I didn't read anywhere anything regarding the author's intent, yes, it's possible that I'm perceiving something different than his true intentions. As you gleaned from my post, I thought that he does come off as an apologist trying to debunk the contradictions and make them palatable for the believers. Granted, I only read a couple of his reconciliations, but I would think a common reason for the vast number of contradictions would be attested to them being scribed by different people separated by decades and centuries with no means of directly sharing source material.

Matthei is an atheist. He has a blog at Think Atheist. If you read across the top of the page referenced above, he uses the Documentary Hypothesis to pull apart the texts, and explain why they ended up the way they did. He's no "apologist". Smile

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23-04-2013, 06:34 PM
RE: Bible Contradicitons and more
(23-04-2013 01:42 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(22-04-2013 02:58 PM)Jeffasaurus Wrote:  Since I didn't read anywhere anything regarding the author's intent, yes, it's possible that I'm perceiving something different than his true intentions. As you gleaned from my post, I thought that he does come off as an apologist trying to debunk the contradictions and make them palatable for the believers. Granted, I only read a couple of his reconciliations, but I would think a common reason for the vast number of contradictions would be attested to them being scribed by different people separated by decades and centuries with no means of directly sharing source material.

Matthei is an atheist. He has a blog at Think Atheist. If you read across the top of the page referenced above, he uses the Documentary Hypothesis to pull apart the texts, and explain why they ended up the way they did. He's no "apologist". Smile

Okay, fine. I'm sorry for any misunderstanding. His credibility just increased.

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25-04-2013, 02:31 PM
RE: Bible Contradicitons and more
(13-03-2013 12:29 PM)srd44 Wrote:  This site has been posting 1 Bible contradiction a day and explaining it with modern source-critical and historical-critical scholarship -- an excellent resourse. Thought I'd share it. The site is still going through the contradictions in Genesis (http://contradictionsinthebible.com/category/genesis/) and just posted toady's (#72). Will be starting the contradictions in the book of Exodus at #85.
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25-04-2013, 03:29 PM
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(25-04-2013 02:31 PM)f stop Wrote:  
(13-03-2013 12:29 PM)srd44 Wrote:  This site has been posting 1 Bible contradiction a day and explaining it with modern source-critical and historical-critical scholarship -- an excellent resourse. Thought I'd share it. The site is still going through the contradictions in Genesis (http://contradictionsinthebible.com/category/genesis/) and just posted toady's (#72). Will be starting the contradictions in the book of Exodus at #85.
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