What the Bible Says About

Contradictions
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-1001 CONTRADICTIONS & DISCREPANCIES in the CHRISTIAN BIBLES


How old was Abram when Ishmael was born?


86 years old

And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram. Genesis 16:16

More than 135 years old

Our father Abraham ... dwelt in Haran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed himself into this land. Acts 7:2-4

And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram. Genesis 11:26 .

And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran. Genesis 11:32


Acts 7:4 says that Abram didn't leave Haran until after his father died. Genesis 11:26 says that Abram's father was 70 years old when Abram was born, and Abram's father lived to be 205 (11:32). Clearly, then, Abram was at least 135 when he left Haran. (Although Gen.12:4 says he left Haran when he was only 75. Which leads us to another contradiction: When did Abraham leave Haran?)


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