Evangelists, Pastors, Missionaries, and Bishops will not stop telling us that the Bible is the word of God. When we study the Bible carefully, we will discover that this is the greatest blasphemy of all time.
The book of 1samuel 13:1 and its translation by different versions of the Bible has caused a great embarrassment for Christian apologists
NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION
Saul was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty- two years.
ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION
Saul lived for one year and then became king, and when he had reigned for two years over Israel.
KING JAMES BIBLE
Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel
Saul was [thirty] years old when he began to reign; he ruled over Israel for
NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE 1977
Saul was forty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-two years over Israel.
JPS TANAKH 1917
Saul was –years old when he began to reign; and two years he reigned over Israel.
AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION
Saul was forty years old when he began to reign; and when he had reigned two years over Israel
YOUNG’S LITERAL VERSION
A son of a year is Saul in his reigning, yea, two years he hath reigned over Israel
The bible is far from being the word of God and as David Cross puts it,” Back when the bible was written, then edited, then rewritten, rewritten, then re-edited, then translated from dead languages, then re-translated, then edited, then rewritten, then given to kings for them to take their favourite parts, then rewritten, then re-rewritten, then translated again, then given to the pope for him to approve, then rewritten, then edited again, then re-re-re- re-rewritten again…all based on stories that were told orally 30 to 90 years after they happened, to people who did not how to write…so…”
Any seeker of truth should not find it difficult to disregard the bible being the complete word of God rather it is a book that contains the words of God, Historians, Poets, Kings etc…
From the book, ‘Truth for the Truth Seekers – (A total demystification of the Bible and Christianity). Revised edition coming soon…
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman