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Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible
In Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible, John Haley directly addresses questions surrounding common misunderstandings of Scripture. This book is essential for your personal library because it explains questionable passages, helps answer skeptics' questions, and contains valuable resource material. Haley lifts the mystery surrounding the supposed contradictions in the Bible a ...more
Paperback, 452 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Whitaker Distribution
(first published 1874)
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Mar 16, 2012 John rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A deceptively thick book, considering that most of the so called "discrepancies" here can easily be reconciled simply by reading the verses in context and applying some good old-fashioned common sense. This makes the book pretty darn boring for the most part, but it certainly functions well as a reference. Most of the other discrepancies addressed are either the result of obvious typos on the part of the copyists or an inexact understanding of semantics. However, there are a few genuine head-scr ...more
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This book does a thorough analysis for those passages which could be considered "difficult." After reading the book I am not only aware of the difficulties but also how to explain them. I would recommend this book for those who have read the bible through at least once, as I believe a cursory knowledge of the bible is needed. The only thing I would change is the version of the bible used as reading some of the KJV passages can be a tad difficult. other than that, I think the book has been well w ...more
A helpful reference. Perhaps too quick to take "easy outs" by suggesting textual emendations rather than dealing with the text itself. Frequently helpful, though, with stick passages. Very valuable for its bibliography, though many works are not in English.