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 and sheds new light on confusing passages. As you study God's Word and see His purposes unfold in your life, you will experience a new power and love for living!
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Release Date Feb 1, 2004
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|Not Perfect, but a lot of times, Very Helpful Nov 17, 2006|
|A good Christian, a true Christian, is one who is ever expanding, ever evolving, ever changing--while staying focused on the Cross and the Empty Tomb, for it is by the Cross and the Resurrection that we have intimacy with our Heavenly Father. The Cross and the Empty Tomb being the foci of all of this world's history, for there you are either a believer or a scoffer, someone who trusts in God or someone who doesn't trust in God, someone who is saved or someone who is damned out of their own choice. Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible is an old book, just as one of the other reviewers has to say. And this does cause some problems due to some of the new innovative considerations toward the Bible and its wholeness. Still, that doesn't take away from the importance of this book. Much like reading something from Calvin or Luther, going back through the ages of Christian scholars and believers, we can still learn something here and now and today. Why? Because we must know the "ins and outs" of the Bible as best as we can because the Bible IS the Word of God printed before you ready to show all that God wants you to know--about prophecy, about salvation, about life, about damnation, about light, and about darkness, and most of all, about Him...He who is our God, Yahweh--Father, Son, Holy Ghost. Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible slowly take you through some of the more complicated verses and ideas found within the Bible. Remember that the Bible is a series of books, books that make up the Old Testament and books that make up the New Testament. Each book was written by someone who had a relationship with God at that very moment, while history moved around him. Whether this was Ezra or the apostle John, each person had their own "style" their own "way" that God Himself used in His infinite wisdom to bring about the message He wants you...right here, right now (along with those before you and those after you), to know. By examining the alleged discrepancies of the Bible that many nonbelievers like to "flag" you can thus be able to champion and use the very message of the Bible to counter their argument...to be used by God to make the "wise" into fools. Again, as stated, this book is out dated, but that doesn't mean it isn't helpful and useful in your desires to understand the nuances and the power and the mystery and the majesty that is the Bible--God's message to man. |
Note: If you wish to study what is happening in Israel and our reaction and call (as Christians) toward love toward the Jews and toward Israel, I suggest you read the following two books, among other works out there. The first book is Epicenter by Rosenberg (a Christian author) and the second book is Standing With Israel by Brog (a Jewish author). Wonderful books that will help you out!
|Useful Volume for Pastors and Bible Teachers Jan 6, 2003|
|Although this work is old, it is, in many ways, still up to date.|
It brings together Scriptures that apparently contradict one another and shows how they can be reconciled.
These discrepancies are resolved hermenutically (interpretationally), not so much archaeologically. Therefore, most resolutions do not depend upon discoveries made in the 125 years since the book was originally authored. One could probably find similiar reconciliations by digging through commentaries, but we often want a quick and ready answer, and Haley often comes through. His answers are brief and understandable--no fluff. Although not all of his reconciliations are satsifying, most are.
This is a reference book, not a book for reading. But it sure comes in handy. Gleason Archer's book, "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" is much more thorough about the subjects it covers (and I highly recommend it), but it only address a fraction of the passages addressed here by Haley.
Along with Bullinger's "Figures of Speech Used in the Bible," both of these 19th century volumes have no worthy modern replacements.
|Hopelessly outdated Jul 29, 2001|
|The publishers put a new cover on this 1874 text as though it were current, but it is only of historical value. We've learned a lot about the Bible and ancient Israel in the last 127 years. |
The author doesn't even do what he proposes; many of the "explanations" consist of saying that he doesn't understand it but he believes that there is no contradiction or he proposes outlandish explanations that conflict with the clear meaning of the text. I think this undermines the Bible's reliability - if it doesn't mean what it says, how can I trust anything it says!
A quaint book with some interesting explanations.
|A useful reference. Apr 21, 2001|
|This book surveys the Bible's apparent contradictions. The book begins by explaining the origin, design, and results of these apparent contradictions. Next, the book cites each set of apparently contradictory verses and summarizes the explanations Biblical scholars give to resolve the apparent contradictions. The summaries are clear and brief, sufficient to satisfy the believer's concerns. The summaries don't seem likely to convince the unsympathetic non-believer, though.|
Interesting note: It looks like the publisher took the galleys from a very old book called _Discrepancies of the Bible_, slapped a new cover on it, added "Alleged" to the title, and put it on the market. The book's typography, except for the title and copyright pages, looks like something from 1900. It's telling that no work cited in the bibliography was published later than 1845! I did not find this to hinder the book's usefulness, however.
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