First, let me clarify my view on the bible.
The bible contains the words of God. Period. All of scripture is God-breathed.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness – 2 Tim 3:16
No if’s and’s or but’s. All of scripture is God breathed… and the mistakes too!
Here are some IMO very interesting things Ive noticed in the bible.
1. The book of Jeremiah that we read is not the original. The first one was thrown in the fire and burned by the King!
After the king burned the scroll containing the words that Baruch had written at Jeremiah’s dictation, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: – Jer 36:27
2. Our entire religion was birthed when Abraham was brought out of Ur (he was an idolater). God appears to have re-birthed the whole religion through Abraham, because it appears to have been no other believers alive at that time?
3. The “Book of the Law” was lost for a time and then found in the temple
Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord.” He gave it to Shaphan, who read it. Then Shaphan the secretary went to the king and reported to him: “Your officials have paid out the money that was in the temple of the Lordand have entrusted it to the workers and supervisors at the temple.” Then Shaphan the secretary informed the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the king. When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 2 Kings 22:8-11
4. Moses wrote the first 5 Books of the Law – the Pentateuch. Deut 31:24, Exodus 24:4, Exodus 24:7, Exodus 34:27, Joshua 8:32, I Kings 2:3, II Kings 14:6, Joshua 23:6 and in the NT Mark 12:19, Romans 10:5 and according to Jesus Christ Mark 7:10; 10:3–5; 12:26; Luke 5:14; 16:29–31; 24:27, 44; John 5:45–47, 7:19, 23.
5. Noah’s dad Lamech probably knew Adam!
6. Methuselah’s name means “his death shall bring judgment”. After Methuselah died the flood happened.
Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656 (Anno Mundi, after Creation), at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. – Wikipedia
7. The entire 40 years of wanderings was skipped over in just 6 verses (not recorded)…
Deut 1:34 When the Lord heard what you said, he was angry and solemnly swore: 35 “No one from this evil generation shall see the good land I swore to give your ancestors…
God sent them south AWAY from the promised land for 40 years…
Deut 1:40 But as for you, turn around and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea.”
But then 6 verses later… after 40 years… He sent them back north again…
46 And so you stayed in Kadesh many days—all the time you spent there.
Deut 2:1 Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea, as theLord had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.
Deut 2:2 Then the Lord said to me, 3 “You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
From this next scripture you can see that 40 years was spent somewhere south of Edom
Deut 2:4 You are about to pass through the territory of your relatives the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir
Just a few things I found interesting 🙂