2010.04 Is This A Contradiction?

Article Summary:
Years ago my wife and I attended the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology from Friday through Sunday. Friends later reported we spent the entire weekend with them in Pittsburgh. Aren’t the reports obviously contradictory? Nevertheless, both accounts are entirely correct.
Similarly, Biblical accounts of the same event by different authors sometimes appear contradictory. This is the case with the dinner at which Mary poured perfume over Jesus. Critics point to this dinner as an obvious example of contradictions in the Bible because Matthew, Mark, and John seem to give conflicting accounts. Can the seeming discrepancies be explained?

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Tags: Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, contradiction, perfume, burial, anointing, dinner, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, Matthew, Mark, John, Passover, Bethany, Simon the Leper, complementary

©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
April 2010

The unfolding of Thy words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.
The sum of Thy word is truth, and every one of Thy righteous ordinances is everlasting.
(Psalm 119:130,160)

 

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