Just to either ensure you, my fine reader, are convinced of my consistency in inconsistency, or perhaps to redress the balance (created by the post below), I will note also Q's post (the first of three) addressing the inconsistencies of Scripture. It is a fine post, to which I plan to point students interested in this topic. The source (Q aka Stephen) is responding to a longer and also fine but differently fine post by the metacatholic Doug: Deconstructing the Decalogue
well worth a read and a response!
Q's first post examines, briefly and pointedly, how an historico-critically minded scholar approaches Scriptural contradiction: A fundamental problem: and three attempts at a solution
(BTW I have, you, my attentive reader, will be aware broken the cycle, there is no exclamation point in the title of this post, if I can only repeat that feat you may be reassured that swathes of purplish prose are less likely to be unleashed, even in this period of post-marking euphoria. Since it does contain punctuation, you may be justified in expecting a return to more habitual doubt and double-mindedness...
Labels: bible, interpretation, pentateuch