Why are there numerical discrepancies in the Old Testament? If these numbers aren’t in sync with each other how can we trust the Bible on anything else? In today’s Take Five, RZIM Canada’s Daniel Gilman makes space for such a problematic question and provides compelling answers.
One sees that there is a long history of integrity and honesty when it comes to what we have in the Bible.
There’s something beautiful about this, and that is that we see that God has chosen to involve human beings in the telling of the His redemption story of the universe; And not just in His telling of the redemption story, but actually in His actual mission of bringing rescue and wholeness and light into this dark and broken world.
Make it Personal
What other numerical discrepancies have you wrestled with, and what answers have you discovered?
How can we make a practice of answering a challenge to our faith (i.e. numerical discrepancies in the Bible) with not only a good answer, but also a positive apologetic for our beliefs (i.e. isn’t is great that God involves sinful humans into His redemption story)?