That's not in my Bible

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Many [[Christian]]s have not read the [[Bible]]; or, if they have, they may not have noticed some of its odder or more abhorrent passages, such as the injunction against wearing clothes of wool and linen ({{Bible|Deuteronomy 22:11}}) or [[Jephthah]]'s human sacrifice ({{Bible|Judges 11:30-40}}). Such people may express disbelief that such things are in the Bible.
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Many [[Christian]]s are not familiar with large sections of the [[Bible]]; and, as such, have not have noticed some of its odder or more abhorrent passages, such as the injunction against wearing clothes of wool and linen ({{Bible|Deuteronomy 22:11}}) or [[Jephthah]]'s human sacrifice ({{Bible|Judges 11:30-40}}). Such people may express disbelief that such things are in the Bible.
  
== Counter-argument ==
 
 
The best way to counter this argument is to show the person the relevant passage. There are several web sites and books that list questionable passages in the Bible.
 
The best way to counter this argument is to show the person the relevant passage. There are several web sites and books that list questionable passages in the Bible.
  
 
There are also searchable Bible applications for smartphones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. It can be useful to have one as a reference.
 
There are also searchable Bible applications for smartphones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. It can be useful to have one as a reference.
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== Human Sacrifice ==
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The most famous incident of human sacrifice is the Akedah,({{Bible|Genesis 22:1-24}}) the Binding of Isaac. It is worth noting that, though Abraham is commanded by God to sacrifice Isaac at the mountaintop, God intervenes at the last moment. There has been a great deal of work on this in [[Jewish apologetics]] and [[Christian apologetics]].
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Jephthah ritually sacrifices his daughter to God ({{Bible|Judges 11:29-40}}) after vowing to sacrifice the first thing that greets him when he returns from his military victory over the Ammonites.
  
 
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Revision as of 18:40, 31 July 2011

Many Christians are not familiar with large sections of the Bible; and, as such, have not have noticed some of its odder or more abhorrent passages, such as the injunction against wearing clothes of wool and linen (Deuteronomy 22:11 Bible-icon.png) or Jephthah's human sacrifice (Judges 11:30-40 Bible-icon.png). Such people may express disbelief that such things are in the Bible.

The best way to counter this argument is to show the person the relevant passage. There are several web sites and books that list questionable passages in the Bible.

There are also searchable Bible applications for smartphones, PDAs, and other mobile devices. It can be useful to have one as a reference.

Human Sacrifice

The most famous incident of human sacrifice is the Akedah,(Genesis 22:1-24 Bible-icon.png) the Binding of Isaac. It is worth noting that, though Abraham is commanded by God to sacrifice Isaac at the mountaintop, God intervenes at the last moment. There has been a great deal of work on this in Jewish apologetics and Christian apologetics.

Jephthah ritually sacrifices his daughter to God (Judges 11:29-40 Bible-icon.png) after vowing to sacrifice the first thing that greets him when he returns from his military victory over the Ammonites.

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