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Errors No. 11-13

The commentator Horseley remarked that verses 7 and 8 of Chapter 3 of the
Book of Joshua are wrong.


Error No. 12

The Book of Judges contains this statement: “And there was a young man out of Bethlehem-Judah, of the family of 

Judah, who was a Levite.”
In this statement the phrase, “who was a Levite”, cannot be true because
anyone belonging to the family of Judah cannot be Levite. The commentator
Horseley also acknowledged this error, and Houbigant even excluded this
passage from his text.


Error No. 13 

We read this statement in 2 Chronicles: 

“And Abijah set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war
even four hundred thousand chosen men: Jeroboam also set the battle in
array against him, with eight hundred thousand chosen men, being mighty
men of valour.”
Further in the same chapter it gives this description:
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: and so there
fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.”

The numbers mentioned in the two texts are wrong. The commentators of the
Bible have admitted the error. The Latin translators changed four hundred
thousand to forty thousand, and eight hundred thousand to eighty thousand, and
five hundred thousand to fifty thousand men.


Error No. 14

It is stated in 2 Chronicles:
“For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz, King of Israel.”

The word Israel in this statement is certainly wrong, because Ahaz was the
King of Judah and not the the King of Israel. The Greek and the Latin
translations, therefore, have replaced Israel with Judah which is an open
distortion of the text of their Holy Scriptures.


Error No. 15 

We find this statement in 2 Chronicles: 

“…and made Zedekiah, his brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.”
The words “his brother” are incorrect in this statement. It should say his
uncle or his father’s brother 156. The Arabic and the Greek translators have
replaced “his brother” with “his father’s brother”, another example of blatant
manipulation of the text of the Holy scriptures. Ward says in his book words to
this effect, “Since it was not correct, it has been changed to uncle in the Greek
and other translations.”


Error No. 16

The name “Hadarezer” is wrongly spelled in 2 Samuel 10:16-19 in three
places and in 1 Chronicles 18:3-10 in seven places, whereas the correct spelling
is Hadadezer (as given in all other references in the Old Testament).


Errors No. 17-19

Another name “Achan” is given wrongly in the Book of Joshua 157. The
correct name is Achar, with an ‘r’ at the end.


Error No. 18

We find in 1 Chronicles 3:5 under the description of the sons of David,
“Bath-shua, the daughter of Ammiel”. The correct name is, “Bath-sheba, the
daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah 159”.


Error No. 19

The Second Book of Kings 160 gives the name “Azariah” which is certainly
wrong. It should be “Uzziah”, as can be ascertained from several other sources


Error No. 20

The name “Jehoahaz”, which appears in 2 Chronicles, is not correct. It
should be “Ahaziah”. Horne admits that the names we have pointed out in errors
No. 16-20 are all wrong and then adds that there are some other places in the
scriptures where names have been written erroneously.


Error No. 21

2 Chronicles 163 gives an account of how Nebuchadnezzar, the king of
Babylon, bound Jehoiakim in chains and deported him to Babylon. This
statement is certainly not true. The fact is that he killed him in Jerusalem and
ordered his body to be thrown outside the city wall and left unburied.
The historian Josephus says in Volume 10 of his book:
“The King of Babylon came with a great army and captured the city
without resistance. He killed all the young men of the city. Jehoiakim was
one of them. He threw his body outside the city wall. His son Jehoiachin was
made the king. He imprisoned three thousand men. The Prophet Ezekiel was
among the captives.”


Error No. 22

According to the Arabic versions of 1671 and 1831, the Book of Isaiah (7:8)
contains this statement:
“…and within three score and five years shall Aram be broken.”

While the Persian translation and English version says:
“…and within three score and five years shall Ephraim be broken.”
Historically this prophecy was proved false, as in the sixth year of
Hezekiah’s reign 164, the King of Assyria invaded Ephraim, as is recorded in 2
Kings in Chapters 17 and 18. Thus Aram was destroyed in twenty one years
Vitringa, a celebrated Christian scholar, said:
“There has been a mistake in copying the text here. In fact, it was sixteen
and five years, and the period referred to was sixteen years after the reign of
Ahaz and five after that of Hezekiah.”
There is no justification for the opinion of this writer, but at least, he has
admitted the error in this text.


Error No. 23

The Book of Genesis says:
“But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of
it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die 166.”
This statement is clearly wrong since Adam, after eating from that tree, did not
die that very day but lived for more than nine hundred years after it.



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