King James Bible Errors
Here are a few errors in the King James Version Bible that everyone should know about.
First, there are very few errors in the KJV Bible. But there are some and they need pointed out. These are factual errors than can be discerned.
Having read through the Bible several times, I decided to do a time-line of events in the scripture, starting in Genesis as there are many genealogies on which to build a time-line. I was also interested in how old the earth was. And I wanted to have in my mind an idea of how much time passed between Adam, Noah, Abram, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Jesus Christ etc since there is much talk about Jesus Christ returning about the year 6000 etc.
When I was doing the time-line, I ran into a difficulty with knowing the exact dates because there is no specific age of Abram's father for when Abram was born. This was the first weak point in calculating dates.
Also, there appears to be a conflicting age of when Abram went into the land of Canaan. Which isn't that big of deal because many details are left out. So it appears Abram was simply 75 years old when he went into Canaan.
But the most significant problem that drew my attention was with a prophecy of God and the genealogy from Levi and Merari until the brothers Moses and Aaron left Egypt (Moses was 80 and Aaron was 83).
Since we don't know the age of Levi for when Kohath was born, nor do we know the age of Kohath when Amram was born, nor the age of Amram when Moses was born, I had to guess at it to get some idea. "Knowing" (or so I thought) that the children of Israel were in Egypt for 400 years, I had 400 years to deal with. Guessing, being what it is, I tried different ages of the fathers and double-checked to see if it reached 400 years. I did know the age at which the fathers died. And even if the children were born 9 months after their father's died, I could not "stretch" the time to make 400 years. I even tried adding the amount of time that Joseph was in Egypt before his father and siblings arrived. But to no avail. I talked with some other people, who couldn't figure it out. My conclusion was this: there was something going on that I did not know, or I didn't understand what I had read. So for months I left off doing the time-line, ending up with some guesses as to the dates for when Joshua had entered the land of Canaan.
Later, on doing some research for the ribbons of blue to be worn on the borders of the garments, I came across a video suggested by youtube regarding how long the children of Israel were in Egypt. The video is done by user NathanH83, and I highly recommend it. It is easy to follow and most importantly very accurate.
Since I don't have a degree in the Bible, and many pastors do, this really causes me to wonder if pastors really care about the Bible, or what else they may know but not tell people. Either way is not good. Many claim KJV Bible is God-justified or whatever. Not so. It has errors. The King James Bible is simply a translation, not the original God-inspired original scriptures.
The Short of It
Long story short, the problem is the the KJV is based on the erroneous Masoretic text and not on the more accurate Greek Septuagint nor the Hebrew copy the Greek Septuagint was based on.
Evidently the Masoretic text has been systematically altered to support some erroneous doctrine to justify a false teaching that Shem was the one that Abraham gave tithes to. But it's just not true.
Is it possible God would allow a copy to be manipulated? While this warning applies to the book of Revelation, it may also apply to all of scripture:
Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
So here is first incorrect verse in KJV in Genesis. And these are shown to be errors (watch the youtube video), because the KJV contradicts itself and also contradicts other sources of scripture which agree with each other. Again, here are the erroneous verses.
Genesis 11:12 reads And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
And Genesis 11:14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
Gen 11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
Gen 11:18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
Gen 11:20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
Gen 11:22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:
Gen 11:24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
These make 650 years of error and put KJV 650 years in error with Egyptian pyramids and history of descendents of Heber (Hebrews).
Also, these errors put the text in contradiction to itself. Removing these hundreds of years doesn't give enough time for people to repopulate the earth before the tower of Babel was built as recorded in Genesis 11 (Peleg = division - tower of Babel).
Not correcting these copy-errors gives non-believers an opportunity to point out these errors and try to justify not believing the scripture, claiming scripture is erroneous.
Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already. Correct this to -
Exodus 12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. - This should be:
According to even the genealogy of the Masoretic text it would be impossible for the children of Israel to have been in Egypt 430 years. You know there is a problem with a text when it contradicts itself.
The sick thing is that "Christian Bible experts" repeat the lies of the Masoretic text even though what they say is mathematically impossible. Are they so ignorant? If not, why do they lie?
In 2 Chronicles 22:2 it says that Ahaziah was 42 years old when he began to reign. However a few verses earlier, it says that Jehoram, his father, was 32 years old when he began to reign and reigned 8 years then died. So if Ahaziah's father was 40 years old when he died, how could his son be 42 years old (2 years older than his father) when he began to reign in Judah?
The answer is, he must not have been 42 years old when he began to reign. Looking at 2 Kings 8:26, it says that Ahaziah was 22 years old when he began to reign in the stead of his father. Since 2 Kings 26:2 makes sense, I am going with Ahaziah being 22 years old when he began to reign. It is entirely possible that Ahazia was 18 years old when he was born of his father Jehoram.
I have not checked in the Greek Septuagint yet what it says in 2 Chronicles 22:2.
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