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A question about the Bible
Posted By: Eric Sleator, on host
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 23:17:54

I have a question about what I suppose is a less-than-significant part of the Bible. I've always beleived in the inerrancy of the Bible, and I know many of you do as well. It is from those who do who I'd like to hear an answer from, not those who do not.

Compare Matthew 1:2-17 with Luke 3:23-38. You will notice that they both have very different genealogies listed for Jesus (or, more accurately, His father Joseph). I realize a couple of the differences are for things like Arni, who was also called Ram, but I can't possibly imagine that the rest of these people all have multiple names they went by. Likewise, there is a vast difference in the number of generations from Abraham to Jesus. What's going on here?

-Eric "Very frustrated and confused" Sleator
Sun 16 Sep A.D. 2001

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