29 "Contradictions" in Mark - Answers

Contradictions in the Bible

A list of 29 answers to supposed "contradictions" in the book of Mark. There are reasonable answers and explanations for every alleged "contradiction" in the Bible.

2:14
Was the Tax Collector Named Matthew or Levi?
2:26
Was Ahimelech or Abiathar the High Priest?
3:13-19
Why Are the Lists of Disciples Different?
3:29
Is There an Unforgivable Sin?
3:29
What Is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
4:30
Is the Mustard Seed the Smallest Seed?
5:1-2
Did Jesus Meet the Demon-Possessed Men in Gadarene or Gerasene?
5:1-2
Did One or Two Demon-Possessed Men Meet Jesus?
5:22-23
Was Jairus’s Daughter Dead When He Saw Jesus?
6:8
Did Jesus Tell His Disciples to Take a Staff?
9:2
Did Jesus Bring the Men Up the Mountain After Six or Eight Days?
9:50
Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword?
10:35-37
Did James/John, or Their Mother, Ask to Sit Beside Jesus?
10:46-47
Did Jesus Meet One or Two Blind Men Leaving Jericho?
11:14, 20
Did the Fig Tree Wither Immediately or Overnight?
11:15-17
Did Jesus Cleanse the Temple Once or Twice?
13:30-32
Why Didn’t Jesus Know the Hour of His Return?
14:43
Who Arrested Jesus, the Crowd or the Romans?
14:72
Did the Rooster Crow Once or Twice Before Peter’s Third Denial?
15:17, 20
Was Jesus’ Robe Scarlet or Purple?
15:20-21
Did Jesus or Simon of Cyrene Carry the Cross?
15:23
Was the Wine Mixed With Gall or Myrrh?
15:26
What Was Written on the Cross?
15:34
What Were Jesus’ Last Words on the Cross?
16:2
How Many Days and Nights Was Jesus in the Tomb?
16:3-4
Was the Stone Rolled Away Before or After Mary Arrived?
16:5-6
How Many Angels/Men Were at the Tomb?
16:5-6
Were the Angels Sitting or Standing at the Tomb?
16:8
Did the Women Tell Anyone About the Tomb?

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