142. What is the correct recipe for the new moon sacrifice?
Two bullocks, 1 ram, and 7 lambs
And in the beginnings
of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young
bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot. Numbers 28:11
One bullock, 1 ram, and 6 lambs
And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without
blemish, and six lambs, and a ram. Ezekiel 46:6
- From Biblical Inerrancy: A Belief
Without Evidence by Farrell Till
- Any present day inerrantist would affirm with his
dying breath that the book of Ezekiel was unquestionably inspired of God, yet
the rabbis who made the canonical selection were of a different mind. A bitter
controversy surrounded this book before it was finally selected for inclusion in
the Hebrew canon. The rabbis were bothered by chapters 40-48,
which contained information that was difficult to reconcile with the Torah.
Ezekiel 46:6 is just one example of the problems the rabbis had to
deal with in these chapters. Here Ezekiel said that the sacrifice for the new
moon should consist of "a [one] young bullock without blemish, six lambs, and a
ram," but the instructions for this same sacrificial ceremony in
Numbers 28:11 stipulated two young bullocks, seven lambs, and a ram."
The discrepancy or, if you please, lack of "internal harmony" is readily
apparent to anyone who wants to see it.
- Christian Response
- Contradicting Bible Contradictions