Problem: There are various rounding issues
Verses: Multiple; Status: Weak

Some sources (I'm thinking especially of the document "101 Clear Contradictions" by a Muslim writer) include total non-problems such as the following. These verses are 2 Kings 24:8 and 2 Chronicles 36:9 respectively:

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. (ESV)
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem. He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. (ESV)

This "contradiction" is just nothing. One of the texts is rounding, and the other isn't. There are a few other "contradictions" that fall into the same category. Whether you're an atheist, a Muslim, a non-inerrantist Christian, or whatever, don't let your own side down by using such weak arguments.

Updated: Summer 2008

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