The same story is found in both Mathew and Mark, yet Mathew, who is said to have written the Gospel after Mark's, but used Mark's skeleton structure and quotes him many many times, changes the story. ...
Can you give some example passage that is not so easy to decide whether to interpret the passage literally or metaphorically? [duplicate]
For example in ps.80:8-16 there is vine which is easy use analyze that it is metaphorically about Israel. But it still doesn't say in this passage that what vine is like, but it has to be analyzed ...
Most Christians think the Bible has been accurately preserved over the ages, and that the textual differences that exist are largely insignificant. But I came across this verse which makes me ...
Except the book of Genesis, I believe that it is possible to make some plausible possibilities on how the books of the Bible were written. Moses wrote about himself, Joshua recorded his conquest of ...
Affable Geek's answer to What does it mean to interpret the Bible literally? mentioned the possibility of non-literalists interpreting the story of David and Goliath as a "tale that grew in the ...
This morning in church the service was about Elijah with the Baal's prophets. I read this verse and some questions arose which I could not find an answer on. 1 Kings 18:22 Then said Elijah unto ...
When the bible was written and the first people read it, why did they assume that its content was the truth? Couldn't the author just have convinced a group of people that this was the truth and then ...
In Cecil B. DeMille's classic 1956 movie "The Ten Commandments", there is a scene where Moses is wandering through the desert. Demille provides the following narration: Into the blistering ...
Dr. Sarfati, who is with Creation Ministries International, says the earth is about 6,000 years old according to the Bible and the scientific evidence supports this age (see: How old is the earth?). ...
I know people who believe the bible is true and authoritative, and insist you get best meaning from King James Version. At the same time, I've heard a pastor quoted as saying, "You can trust the ...
The Bible says in Genesis that all of humanity was wiped out by a massive, world-encompassing flood. Only Noah and his family were saved because they were Godly people. Floods, even small ones and ...
Please forgive me, I'm not Christian but I have wondered: Why do Christians seem to try to prove Noah's flood or a young earth? Considering the overwhelming evidence for human and geologic history ...