There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Among them:
“Ignorance of nature’s ways led people in ancient times to invent gods to lord it over every aspect of human life.” (Stephen Hawking)
-Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
(Jesus says that Zacharias (Zechariah) was the son of Barachias (Barachiah).)
-2 Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
(Zacharias was actually the son of Jehoida, the priest.)
(Note: The name Barachias, or Barachiah, does not appear in the Old Testament)
-Matthew 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
-Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
(The anointing of Jesus takes place in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.)
-Luke 7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
(The anointing of Jesus takes place at the house of a Pharisee in Galilee.)
-Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
(The women ran from the tomb “with great joy.”)
-John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
(Mary told Peter and the other disciple that the body had been stolen. Would she feel “great joy” if she thought the body had been stolen?)
-Matthew 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
(The disciples reproach the woman.)
-Mark 14:4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
(“Some” reproach the woman.)
(Judas Iscariot reproaches the woman.)