From: John Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 22:10:58 EST
George wrote, in part: "Inerrancy isn't the issue - there are, inter alia,
errors of fact in the biblical text. But I think Christians should give it
the benefit of the doubt & before concluding that some passage is in error,
try to understand what theological point the
writer may have been making."
I agree 100%.
"In the case of the genealogy, it's hard to see why the writer would have
made an elementary arithmetic error."
Evaluating the text as in error does not demand that I attribute that error
to Matthew. But I don't see that "it is hard to see" him making that error.
Although it seems more likely that a copyist did it some years after the
original was written.
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