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Is God’s Word Verbally Preserved?

The book that I have been reading, One Bible Only , has brought some interesting points regarding verbal preservation. That is, every word of Scripture being preserved.

I wanted to throw some of those issues onto my blog and see what kind of comments might pop up.

They posit that the OT text was not verbally preserved by pointing to the following…

1 Sam 13:1 – Saul reigned one year; and when he had reigned two years over Israel
(at least one of the numbers has been lost)

2 Sam 8:4 – David took from him one thousand chariots, seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. Also David hamstrung all the chariot horses, except that he spared enough of them for one hundred chariots.
(contrasts to its parallel…)
1 Chr 18:4 – David took from him one thousand chariots, seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. Also David hamstrung all the chariot horses, except that he spared enough of them for one hundred chariots.

2 Ki 8:26 – Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel.
(contrasts to its parallel…)
2 Chr 22:2 – Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri.

2 Ki 24:8 – Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
(contrasts to its parallel…)
2 Chr 36:9 – Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD.

They also bring up some interesting points regarding NT quotes of the OT not being word for word in many places.

Thoughts??

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About theologian

I'm a child of the King, my Father who is in Heaven, by the precious blood of His eternal Son, Jesus Christ. I am married with children and currently reside in Pennsylvania. I am a Pastor with the Association of Charismatic Reformed Churches (ACRC) working as an Urban Missionary in Chester, PA. Throughout my time in ministry God has also blessed me with opportunities for formal education by which I earned my terminal degree (Doctor of Theology) from New Geneva Theological Seminary in 2013.

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