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Taken from Bart Ehrman’s THE NEW TESTAMENT: A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION
TO THE EARLY CHRISTIAN WRITINGS, page 47-48:
Often Christians use Josephus and Tacitus to show the ‘historical’ validity of the Crucifixion. However, hypocritically they would deny their historical accounts when they differ with their New Testament history.
In Bart Ehrman’s New Testament textbook, he mentions the following:
“Contrary to what Luke indicates, historians have long known from several ancient inscriptions, the Roman historian Tacitus, and the Jewish historian Josephus that Quirinius was not the governor of Syria until 6 C.E., fully ten years after Herod the Great died. If Jesus was born during the reign of Herod, then Quirinius was not the Syrian governor.”
Was Jairus’s daughter DYING or DEAD when he came asking for Jesus’ help? (New Testament Contradiction)
Mark 5:23 New International Version
He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is DYING. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.”
Matthew 9:18 New International Version
While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just DIED. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”
Was God known by the name Yahweh prior to Moses (Exodus 6:3), or was he not (Genesis 4:26, 5:29, 9:24, 22:14, 27:20, 27:27, 28:20-21)?-Contradiction in the OT
Exodus 6:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.
Heb 9:22( KJV)
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
This passage in the Bible is used by Christians to justify their belief in sacrifice/atonement; that a price has to be paid, blood has to be shed to remove sin from oneself and from mankind. This post will call into question whether Hebrews 9:22 is in line with the teaching of the Old Testament, and by so-doing will bring into question the authenticity of the passage, the authorship of the passage and/or even the validity of adhering to a Pauline doctrine.