50 "Contradictions" in Matthew - Answers

Contradictions in the Bible

A list of 50 answers to supposed "contradictions" in the book of Matthew. There are reasonable answers and explanations for every alleged "contradiction" in the Bible.

1:6, 16
Are Matthew and Luke’s Genealogies Contradictory?
1:12
Did Coniah/Jechoniah Have Children?
2:22-23
Was “He shall be called a Nazarene” an Old Testament Prophecy?
3:16-17
Is the Trinity Contradictory?
4:1-10
Is the Order of the Temptations of Jesus Contradictory?
4:18-20
When Did Peter and Andrew Start Following Jesus?
5:16
Should We Let Our Good Works Be Seen?
5:17
Did Jesus Abolish the Law?
5:22
Is It Sin to Call Someone a Fool?
6:1-4
Should We Let Our Good Works Be Seen?
8:5-8
Did the Centurion or Elders Talk to Jesus?
8:28
Did Jesus Meet the Demon-Possessed Men in Gadarene or Gerasene?
8:28
Did One or Two Demon-Possessed Men Meet Jesus?
9:9
Was the Tax Collector Named Matthew or Levi?
9:18
Was Jairus’s Daughter Dead When He Saw Jesus?
10:2-4
Why Are the Lists of Disciples Different?
10:9-10
Did Jesus Tell His Disciples to Take a Staff?
10:34-36
Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword?
11:13-14
Was John the Baptist Elijah?
12:31-32
Is There an Unforgivable Sin?
12:31-32
What Is Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?
12:40
How Many Days and Nights Was Jesus in the Tomb?
13:31
Is the Mustard Seed the Smallest Seed?
17:1
Did Jesus Bring the Men Up the Mountain After Six or Eight Days?
19:16-19
Is Salvation by Faith or by Works?
20:20-21
Did James/John, or Their Mother, Ask to Sit Beside Jesus?
20:29-30
Did Jesus Meet One or Two Blind Men Leaving Jericho?
21:12:13
Did Jesus Cleanse the Temple Once or Twice?
21:19
Did the Fig Tree Wither Immediately or Overnight?
23:3-5
Should We Let Our Good Works Be Seen?
23:8-10
Is It Sinful to Call Someone “Father” Besides God?
23:17
Is It Sin to Call Someone a Fool?
24:36
Why Didn’t Jesus Know the Hour of His Return?
26:34, 74-75
Did the Rooster Crow Once or Twice Before Peter’s Third Denial?
26:47, 50
Who Arrested Jesus, the Crowd or the Romans?
26:57
Did Jesus See Annas or Caiaphas After He Was Arrested?
27:3-8
Did Judas Die by Hanging or Falling?
27:7-10
Who Bought the Potter’s Field: Judas or the Jews?
27:28
Was Jesus’ Robe Scarlet or Purple?
27:31-32
Did Jesus or Simon of Cyrene Carry the Cross?
27:34
Was the Wine Mixed With Gall or Myrrh?
27:37
What Was Written on the Cross?
27:46
What Were Jesus’ Last Words on the Cross?
28:1
How Many Days and Nights Was Jesus in the Tomb?
28:1-5
Was the Stone Rolled Away Before or After Mary Arrived?
28:2-5
How Many Angels/Men Were at the Tomb?
28:2-5
Were the Angels Sitting or Standing at the Tomb?
28:8
Did the Women Tell Anyone About the Tomb?
28:8-9
Who Did Jesus Appear to First?
28:19
Is the Trinity Contradictory?

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