Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jeremiah or Zechariah? Shedding Light On Apparent Bible Contradictions.
Did you know that there is an apparent contradiction in Matthew 27:9? In the English and some Greek translations, dated approximately, within the 4th century AD, Matthew appears to quote Jeremiah saying,
“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value.”However, when avid Bible readers start searching out the references, they find that Jeremiah didn’t say anything like that. Further investigation would reveal that Zechariah actually said it, in Zechariah 11:12. This little tidbit leaves Atheist and other servants of Satan to foam at the mouth saying, “See, the Bible isn’t inerrant.” and “As a matter of fact, the Bible has many errors, in it. Therefore, it cannot be the Word of God.” Well, they would have a point, if the English translation was, in fact, the true Word of God.
Unfortunately, the English translators refused to search for the earliest transcripts and reconcile their beliefs to the true Word of God. Instead, they manipulated the English bible to match their own cultural and personal beliefs.Anyway, what is the truth? The truth is that the earliest Greek and Aramaic transcripts didn’t mention a name, at all. The earliest version of the Bible says,
“Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the Prophet who said, “I took thirty silver coins, the price of The Precious One on which they of the children of Israel had agreed.”Most likely, the name of Jeremiah was added by some well meaning scribe, in order to help readers, but instead, resulted in another roadblock for some Christians, to have to fend against.
And that's what you're find When You Search For The Truth.