I was wrong

I was wrong about the Matthew-Luke contradiction posted on March 1st, 2007 and February 21st, 2007. It could be possible that Luke’s 43 ancestors list from David to Jesus, traces it through Mary and Matthew’s 28 ancestor list from David to Jesus, traces it through Joseph.

Although a difference of 15 generations is observed, it could be possible that the ancestors of Joseph had an higher average age at which they gave birth to the next generation compared to Mary’s ancestors, and they could be born at reasonably similar times where they could get married.

That means my strongest argument against the most obvious contradiction in the Bible is wrong. It cannot be proved that Luke’s list does not belong to Mary’s ancestors & Matthew’s list does not belong to Joseph.

Moreover, all the circumstantial evidence about the culture of their times, point to the fact that Fruchtenbaum could be right about the fact that Luke’s list is Mary’s and Matthew’s list is Josephs.

That means there is a good chance that Emmanuel prophecy of Isaiah is true. And Jesus is indeed the son of God.

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2 thoughts on “I was wrong

  1. Hey,
    interesting arguments..tho flawed..it’s obvious that you’re a christian atleast by name..and if it takes proof for you to believe then where does faith come in?

  2. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” writes the author of Hebrews.

    I started looking for proof for religious doctrines because the people of faith (e.g. my relatives) started telling me that “Science is the substance of things that doesn’t require our hope, and the evidence of things which can be observed” and SO scientific concepts like evolution is wrong…

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