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Do the Bible and History Contradict?

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Jan 9, 2007 at 21:17

9As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. Matthew 9:9

Did Matthew write this verse?

17"Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments." Matthew 19:17

This verse proves that Jesus is not equal to the father.

Now I will reply to you about thoses contradictions. You said:

No he wasn't:

Sentius Saturninus was provincial governor in Syria from 9 to 6 B.C., followed by Publius Quintilius Varus, who according to Josephus led a force against a revolt in Judea after Herod's death, which would mean he was an authority in Judea until at least April of 4 B.C.

Apparently you have not read Josephus:

"So Archelaus' country was laid to the province of Syria; and Cyrenius, one that had been consul, was sent by Caesar to take account of people's effects in Syria, and to sell the house of Archelaus." (Josephus, The Antiquity of the Jews, 17.13.5)

Cyrenius (also known as Quirinius) 'had been consul'. This shows us that Quirinius had a government job prior to being governor 6-8 AD. Caesar Augustus was one to give many census's, once every 14 years roughly. Augustus called for a census in 8 BC and in 2 BC as well as 'mini-censuses' in between the major ones. Luke says that this was the first census taken while Quirinius was in office (Luke 2:2). The word 'first' implies that there were more taken.

"Quintilius Varus was governor of Syria from about 7 to about 4 B.C. Varus was not a trustworthy leader, a fact demonstrated in A.D. 9 when he lost three legions of soldiers in the Teutoburger forest in Germany. Quirinius, on the other hand, was a noted military leader who squelched the rebellion of the Homonadensians in Asia Minor. When it came time to begin the census, in about 8 or 7 B.C., Augustus entrusted Quirinius with the delicate problem in the volatile area of Palestine, effectively superseding Varus by appointing Quirinius to a place of special authority in this matter.

Quirinius was probably governor of Syria on two separate occasions, once while prosecuting the military action against the Homonadensians between 12 and 2 B.C., and later, beginning about A.D. 6. A Latin inscription discovered in 1764 has been interpreted to the effect that Quirinius was governor of Syria on two occasions."

Quoted from: http://www.ankerberg.com/Articles/editors-choice/EC1205W3A.htm

Archaeology sides with the Bible as well as it always has.

There is a serious flaw in your argument. You claim there are errors in the Gospel; however, the Qu'ran says that the Injils are in fact inspired by Allah. It is not the Bible and history making the contradiction but rather your logic and your doctrine.

May God Bless You

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