In the book of Job chapter 42
In verse 16, it reads that Job lived to the age of 140. [another exception to Gen 6:3]
[In the book of Psalms chapter 22 verse 1, it reads (in Hebrew), “Eloi Eloi lamma sabacthani” The same words supposedly spoken by Christ during his crucifixion.]
In the book of Isaiah chapter 1
In verse 11, it reads “ To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats.”
In later books, the Lord wanted sacrifices. In Jeremiah 17:26, 33:18, and ‘blemish free’ sacrifices in Ezekiel 43:22-23, 45:18, 23, and 46:4. Then, later, in Amos 5:21-22, the Lord does NOT want sacrifices.
[After chapter 39, there is no mention of Isaiah which indicates that Isaiah himself did not write chapters 40-66. Additionally, the writing style in chapters 40-66 is significantly different from chapters 1-39.]
In the book of Isaiah chapter 19
In a prophecy about Egypt, verses 5-7, it reads "And the water of the sea shall be dried up, and the river shall be wasted and dry. And the rivers shall fail: the streams of the banks shall be diminished, and be dried up. The reed and the bulrush shall wither away. The channel of the river shall be laid bare from its fountain, and every thing sown by the water shall be dried up, it shall wither away, and shall be no more."
[After more than 2,750 years, we still wait for this prophecy to come true. ]
In the book of Jeremiah chapter 3
Most of chapters 1 and 2 was spent listing the numerous offenses the Israelites had committed against God, and God rebuked the Israelites 2:20 “… thou saidst: I will not serve …”, and 2:29 “… you have all forsaken me …”. Then God admits that His punishments were in vain 2:30 “In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction …”
In spite of the long history of the Israelites disobeying God (see Judges chapters 4, 6, and 10 for more examples), God told Jeremiah in verse 3:12 “Go, and proclaim these words towards the north, and thou shalt say: Return, O rebellious Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not turn away my face from you: for I am holy, saith the Lord, and I will not be angry forever.”
God threatens the Israelites in verse 4:4 “Be circumcised to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your hearts … Lest my indignation come forth like fire and burn, and there be none that can quench it …” And, in verse 6:8, “Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee, lest I make thee desolate, a land uninhabited.” And in verse 6:21-23 “… I will bring destruction upon this people …” Finally, God threatens the Israelites with conquest by “… a people … from the land of the north …” who “… will have no mercy.” In chapters 7 and 8, God threatens other dire consequences if the Israelites fail to obey.
The Israelites did not obey 13:10 “This wicked people, that will not hear my words, and that walk in the perverseness of their hearts …”, and none of the threats made earlier occurred. God, however, caused a drought and famine verse 14:3 “… they came to draw and found no water, they carried back their vessels empty …” In verse 14:4, it reads “For the destruction of the land because there was no rain upon the earth …”[A contradiction of God’s promise to Noah in Genesis 8:22]
In the book of Jeremiah chapter 18
The Israelites tired of Jeremiah, and decided to put him into a pit. Jeremiah, who had constantly exhorted the Israelites to follow God’s laws prayed 18:21 “Therefore, deliver up their children to famine, and bring them into the hands of the sword: let their wives be bereaved of children and widows: and let their husbands be slain by death: let their young men be stabbed with the sword in battle.” [Hardly the words of one who “trusteth in the Lord”.]
In the book of Jeremiah chapter 34
In verses 4-5, it reads “Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword: But thou shalt die in peace …” (NIV)
In chapter 52, verses 8-11, it reads “But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him. And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.” [True, Zedehiah did not die by the sword, but hardly “in peace”.]
In the book Baruch chapter 1 (the book of Baruch is not included in the NIV)
In verse 19, it reads “From the day that He brought us out of Egypt, even to this day, we were disobedient to the Lord our God …” [So, the Israelites never kept their covenant with God.]
In spite of the confessions of 1:19-22, Baruch asked in 2:14 “Hear, O Lord, our prayers, and our petitions, and deliver us …” Then, in 2:16-17, he asked “… incline thy ear, and hear us. Open thy eyes …” The prayers for mercy continued in 3:1-6. [There is no mention of God’s response.]
In the book of Ezechiel chapter 2
In verse 3, a “spirit” said to Ezechiel, “… I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious people that hath revolted from me, and have transgressed my covenant even unto this day.” [Further confirmation that the Israelites never kept their covenant with God.]
In the book of Ezechiel chapter 14
God threatened the Israelites if they are unfaithful, telling Ezechiel “Son of man, when a land shall sin against me, so as to transgress grievously, I will stretch forth my hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof: and I will send famine upon it, and will destroy man and beast out of it.”
In chapter 19 verse 8, God said “But they provoked me, and would not hearken to me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: and I said I would pour out my indignation upon them, and accomplish my wrath against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.”
In verse 9, God said “But I did otherwise for my name’s sake, that it might not be violated before the nations …” [So, once again, God threatened, but when the Israelites failed to obey, God reneged on His threats.]
In the book of Ezechiel chapter 16
Human sacrifice is condemned in verses 20-21 “And you took your sons and daughters whom you bore to me and sacrificed them as food to the idols. Was your prostitution not enough? You slaughtered my children and sacrificed them to the idols. In all your detestable practices and your prostitution you did not remember the days of your youth ...” (NIV)
In chapter 20 verses 25-26, human sacrifice was approved “Therefore, I also gave them statutes that were not good, and judgments, in which they shall not live. And I polluted them in their own gifts , when they offered all that opened the womb, for their offenses: and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
In chapter 20 verses 30-31, human sacrificed is condemned reversing verses 25-26. “… Verily, you re defiled in the way of your fathers, and you commit fornication with their abominations. And you defile yourselves with all your idols unto this day, in the offering of your gifts, when you make your children pass through the fire: and shall I answer you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord, I will not answer you.”
In the book of Ezechiel chapter 26
God said that Nebuchednazar (verse 7) would conquer and destroy Tyrus, great waters (verse 19) would cover the city, and that it would never be found again (verse 21).
None of God’s statements came to pass. Nebuchednazar never conquered the city. The city was never covered by water. Tyrus still exists, and people live there.
In the book of Ezekiel chapter 29
In a prophecy about Egypt, in verses 8-12, it reads "Therefore thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will bring the sword upon thee: and cut off man and beast out of thee. And the land of Egypt shall become a desert, and a wilderness: and they shall know that I am the Lord: because thou hast said: The river is mine, and I made it. Therefore, behold I come against thee, and thy rivers: and I will make the land of Egypt utterly desolate, and wasted by the sword, from the tower of Syene, even to the borders of Ethiopia. "
[This prophecy did not happen.]
In the book of Daniel
The serious historical inconsistencies in this book prevent any discussion of its contents. Those inconsistencies (and their possible resolutions) are the subjects of other sites.
In the book of Hosea chapters 1 and 3
Twice, Hosea is instructed by God to marry an adulteress, and he does so. In chapter 1 verse 2, it reads “… and the Lord said to Hosea: Go, take thee a wife of fornications, and have of her children of fornications: for the land by fornication shall depart from the Lord.” And, in chapter 3 verse 1, it reads “And the Lord said to me: Go yet again, and love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress …”
Adultery was prohibited by God in the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5:18. [Apparently, polygamy was acceptable, and, in this case, was ordered by God.]Return to the index page