Our responses to "contradictions" and "unfulfilled prophecies"

Below are our responses to questions that have been emailed to us, involving alleged Bible contradictions and alleged unfulfilled prophecies. Click on any of the questions listed below to see our responses. They are sorted by the books of the Bible. At the bottom of the page is a section for General Questions and responses.

Genesis

Does Genesis 1:6 really say that there is a "firmament" or solid structure, like a dome over the earth?

In Genesis, aren't there two contradictory creation accounts?

Does God repent?

How long was the flood?

How many languages were there before the time of Babel?

When were Abraham's descendants supposed to return? After four generations, or seven?

Who sold Joseph into slavery?

Exodus

When were Abraham's descendants supposed to return? After four generations, or seven?

Who was supposed to write the Commandments - God or Moses?

"Not a bone of him shall be broken" - a nonexistent prophecy?

Leviticus

Numbers

Does God repent?

"Not a bone of him shall be broken" - a nonexistent prophecy?

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Wasn't Ai supposed to be destroyed forever?

Judges

Is God omnipotent (all-powerful)?

Ruth

1 Samuel

Does God repent?

How long was the ark at Abinadab's house?

What happened to the Amalekites?

2 Samuel

How long was the ark at Abinadab's house?

Who was Amasa's father?

1 Kings

Who was the greatest: Jesus or Solomon?

How many stalls and horsemen did Solomon have?

2 Kings

Didn't God promise Josiah a peaceful death?

Wasn't Zedekiah supposed to die peacefully?

Was Jehoiachin eight years old or eighteen years old when he became king?

1 Chronicles

Does the Bible teach that the earth is 'fixed' and 'immovable'?

What happened to the Amalekites?

Who was Amasa's father?

Didn't Jeremiah falsely say Coniah would have no children?

2 Chronicles

Didn't God promise Josiah a peaceful death?

How many stalls and horsemen did Solomon have?

Was Jehoiachin eight years old or eighteen years old when he became king?

Ezra

Nehemiah

Wasn't Ai supposed to be destroyed forever?

Esther

Job

Psalm

Does the Bible teach that the earth is 'fixed' and 'immovable'?

"Not a bone of him shall be broken" - a nonexistent prophecy?

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Does the Bible teach that the earth is 'fixed' and 'immovable'?

Didn't Isaiah say Damascus would forever be desolate?

Wasn't Babylon supposed to be desolate forever?

Did Matthew make a mistake when he translated almah as virgin?

A question about the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14

Jeremiah

Is God omnipotent (all-powerful)?

Was Jeremiah wrong when he said the Babylonian Exile would last 70 years?

Didn't Jeremiah falsely say Coniah would have no children?

Wasn't Zedekiah supposed to die peacefully?

Weren't the Jews who moved to Egypt supposed to die by the sword, famine, or pestilence?

Was Jeremiah wrong about Hazor? And where are the "dragons" he spoke of?

Wasn't Babylon supposed to be desolate forever?

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Wasn't Ezekiel wrong when he said the Ammonites would be forgotten?

Wasn't Nebuchadnezzar supposed to completely destroy Tyre?

Didn't Ezekiel say that Egypt would never again rule over other nations?

Daniel

Does the Bible teach that the earth is flat?

Was Daniel wrong when he referred to the "third" year of Jehoiakim?

Hosea

Did Matthew misinterpret Hosea 11:1? ("When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.").

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Did Jonah's prophecy about the destruction of Nineveh fail?

Micah

Didn't Micah admit that some of God's prophet's are liars?

Was Matthew wrong when he thought that Micah meant the town of Bethlehem, rather than the person named Bethlehem?

Did Matthew alter the wording and meaning of a prophecy about the Messiah being born in Bethlehem?

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

Matthew

Does the Bible teach that the earth is flat?

Does Matthew 4:8 teach a flat earth?

Is God omnipotent (all-powerful)?

Who was the greatest: Jesus or Solomon?

Didn't Jeremiah falsely say Coniah would have no children?

Did Matthew misinterpret Hosea 11:1? ("When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.").

Did Jesus contradict his own teaching about calling someone a "fool?"

How many blind men? Matthew says two? Mark says one?

Who saw the risen Jesus first? Mary Magdalene? Peter? Cleopas? Who?

Why is the genealogy of Jesus different in Matthew 1:1 than it is in Luke 3:23-28?

How did Judas die?

Was Matthew wrong when he thought that Micah meant the town of Bethlehem, rather than the person named Bethlehem?

Did Matthew alter the wording and meaning of a prophecy about the Messiah being born in Bethlehem?

Did Matthew make a mistake when he translated almah as virgin?

A question about the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14

Mark

How many blind men? Matthew says two? Mark says one?

Did Jesus name wrong man? When he said Abiathar, didn't he mean Ahimelech?

Luke

Who was the greatest: Jesus or Solomon?

Didn't Jeremiah falsely say Coniah would have no children?

Did Jesus contradict his own teaching about calling someone a "fool?"

Why is the genealogy of Jesus different in Matthew 1:1 than it is in Luke 3:23-28?

Jesus said "hate" your father but "love" others?

John

Did Jesus baptize or not?

Did Jesus tell his disciples everything about his father?

"Not a bone of him shall be broken" - a nonexistent prophecy?

Acts

How long was the ark at Abinadab's house?

How did Judas die?

Did Luke make a mistake involving Theudas and Judas the Galilean?

Did Luke make a mistake when he referred to the province of Cilicia?

Did Luke make a mistake when he said Peter addressed a crowd of 5000 men?

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Should every man bear his own burden or not?

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

Who was the greatest: Jesus or Solomon?

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Revelation

Does the Bible teach that the earth is flat?

General questions

Was Mithras born of a virgin, in a stable, on Dec. 25?

Does the Bible teach that the earth is flat?

Did Christianity copy the Holy Trinity from the Hindu Trimurti?

If Jesus' sole mission was to die on the cross, free people from sin, and provide salvation, then why did he never in his lifetime mention it to his followers?

Did Christianity steal from Mithraism?

Did Matthew make a mistake when he translated almah as virgin?

A question about the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14

Did Emperor Constantine shape the New Testament?