Using data from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible, programmer Daniel G. Taylor created this encyclopedic visualization of 463 of the Bible's major contradictions.
Here's how to read it:
Each vertical blue line represents a different chapter, ordered chronologically. The red arcs trace each represent a question about a specific person or concept. These range from incredibly mundane ("Is it OK to use perfume?") to the monumental ("Is God the creator of evil?"). Clicking on one of the red lines takes you to a list of every relevant quote from both Old and New Testaments.
Originally posted by gladtobehere
Because lets be honest, these religious texts are FAR from perfect. They're actually a bit frightening.
i challenge anyone who things they have the bible figured out and can discount it or 'debunk' it based on some apparent contradictions.....tell me what they are....I can almost guarantee within a few minutes of reading the text myself and using some reference materials can explain it pretty easily.
...but rather draw attention to a book that more than any other in the history of the world has shaped the development of the world.
I think it would be interesting to see a similar map about the Koran.
4:82. Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully? Had it been
from other than Allah, they
would surely have found therein
WHO OWNS THE EARTH
The most high God, possessor of heaven and earth.... Genesis 14:19, 22
The earth is the LORD's. Exodus 9:29
All the earth is mine. Exodus 19:5
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Deuteronomy 10:14
All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine. 1 Chronicles 29:11
The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1
The world is mine, and the fulness thereof. Psalm 50:12
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine. Psalm 89:11
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. 1 Corinthians 10:26
The devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee. Matthew 4:8-9
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee. Luke 4:5-6
The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. Psalm 115:16
another example of people totally missing out on really basic ideas about the nature of the spiritual war between god and satan. God is above ALL. Satan only has what he has because God has ALLOWED it. Why he does this is another discussion, but for you all to miss the distinction between God having all power of everything, and him allowing satan to operate within certain margins is just really absurd and shows that you have no desire understand anything.
perfect case in point, the book of Job. Satan comes to heavens gate, God tells satan have you seen my servant Job, how righteous he is? Satan says 'yeah but hes only righteous because of your protection....take that away and i will get him to curse you' God says 'he is in your hand, only do not take his life'.
now....do you not see that this situation only exists because God ALLOWS it? or is it still too difficult for you? As i said, WHY God allows satan to be the 'god of this world' as it says in the new testament, is a DIFFERENT discussion. Satan IS the god of this world....God has given him wide latitude in which to fully demonstrate the works of sin and evil so that once and for all the entire universe can see what sin ultimately creates.
Jesus was the first person to rise from the dead.
That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Others rose from the dead before him.
1 Samuel 28:11, 14
Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel .... And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel.
1 Kings 17:22
And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
2 Kings 4:32-35
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times.
2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.