| Critics of the Bible have raised a variety of questions about apparent contradictions and errors in the Bible, ethical issues (slavery, the destruction of the Canaanites, etc). Below are some helpful articles, books, and DVDs that seek to provide intellectually satisfying answers to their questions.
"Apparent Contradictions in the Bible" by Charlie Campbell
"How Could a Loving God Command the Israelites to Destroy the Canaanites?"
by Charlie Campbell
"Contradictions: A Time to Kill?" by Roger Patterson
(Is it okay to kill, like David killing Goliath or Joshua eliminating Canaanites? Or is killing forbidden?)
"The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity?" by Greg Koukl
"Is there Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus?" by Charlie Campbell
"Do the Gospels Borrow Ideas for Jesus From Older Pagan Religions?"
"Did Moses Plagiarize from the Code of Hammurabi (Hammurapi)?" by Charlie Campbell
"Is there a Contradiction in the Accounts of the Women at Jesus' Tomb?" by Charlie Campbell
"Is there a Contradiction in Jesus' Geneaological Records?" by Charlie Campbell
101 'Cleared Up' Contradictions in the Bible by Jay Smith, et. al
"Good Friday Should Probably Be Good Thursday" by Charlie Campbell
"Why Didn't God Preserve the Original Writings of the Men Who Penned the Bible?" by Charlie Campbell
"Answers to Questions About Dinosaurs" by Answers in Genesis
"Hermeneutics 101: Interpret Scripture with Scripture" by Charlie Campbell
"Questions to Ask When Reading the Bible" by Charlie Campbell
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|EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 2): An Examination of Apparent Contradictions in the Bible (DVD) by Charlie Campbell
One of the number one reasons nonbelievers give as to why they don’t believe the Bible is their belief that the Bible is “full of contradictions.” In this hour long DVD, author and teacher Charlie Campbell examines seven popularly cited examples of "contradictions" in the Bible. After pointing out the apparent contradictions, Charlie demonstrates how the apparent difficulties can be resolved and where the critics have erred. This visual presentation was filmed before a live congregation in Los Angeles, California, and contains many of the images Charlie used in his PowerPoint presentation. DVD length: 62 minutes. Click here to purchase ($11.95). Part one available here.
COMMONLY MISUNDERSTOOD BIBLE VERSES: Clear Explanations for Difficult Passages (Book) by Ron Rhodes
The instruction and wonder of the Bible can be clouded when readers are uncertain about the meaning of some verses. Bible scholar and popular author Ron Rhodes (more than 1 million copies in combined sales) draws on his many years of studying and teaching Scripture to empower readers with knowledge, background, and truth. With clear and helpful explanations, Rhodes:
Whether read to satisfy curiosity, pursue deeper Bible study, or prepare for discussions with non–believers, this practical resource will open up the promises and meaning of God’s Word and gives readers confidence in all of Scripture. Paperback, 304 pages. Click here to purchase.
|THE BIG BOOK OF BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: Clear and Concise Answers from Genesis to Revelation (Book)
by Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe
This comprehensive volume offers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers over eight hundred questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indexes (topical, Scripture, and unorthodox doctrines) offer quick and easy access to the answers you need. Note: This book was formerly published under the title: When Critics Ask. This is largely the same book although it has been updated with approximately 12 new entries (passages that were not in the previous title). Paperback from Baker Books, 615 pages. Click here to purchase.
New, Updated and Expanded 2012 Edition!
This NEW, updated and expanded 2012 edition by Charlie Campbell is now available in paperback. It contains more than double the amount of information and photos as the 2011 eBook edition. This book explores dozens of archaeological discoveries that have confirmed the trustworthiness of the Bible. You'll learn not only about the discoveries and their bearing on the reliability of the Bible, but also what the critics used to say before the discovery was made. Packed with approximately 90 photographs. 150 pages.Old Testament discoveries and topics include: the Genesis Flood, Israelites in Egypt, the Exodus, Jericho, Child Sacrifice to Molech, David, the Philistines, Nineveh, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Nebuchadnezzar, and more. New Testament discoveries and topics include: Herod the Great, John the Baptist, the Pool Bethesda, the Synagogue in Capernaum, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, Crucifixion in the first century, Rolling Tomb Stones, Jesus Christ, Persons and Places Mentioned by Luke, and more! Available in full color (Sale $14.95), black and white ($10.95) and Spanish full color ($13.95).
|NEW! THE GOSPELS: "LOST" & FOUND: Why Are There Only Four Gospels?
by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
Who really wrote the Gospels? Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Or were they written by people who were utterly unconnected with the eyewitnesses as some books and TV shows claim? Were they written centuries after Jesus'death and resurrection, long after Jesus'followers had died? Were there gospels that were included in the New Testament—and later removed? Why were these books chosen and not others? This color pamphlet gives reasons to trust the New Testament writings, and provides answers to Bart Ehrman's bestseller Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. Author Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., shows where the critics are incorrect and provides us with a logical, well-reasoned arguments for believing that Jesus lived, died, and rose again—according to the Scriptures. Click here to purchase ($4.95)
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