A Biblical Error?

The number one reason you should study the Bible for yourself is so you are not deceived. As I was researching a subject I came across a person who said not only did our Bibles have error but also the Hebrew Scriptures are in error.

He spoke about Leviticus 20:10, KJV “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”

Then he shows the literal rendering of the Hebrew, “And a man who commits adultry with the wife of a man who commits adultry with the wife of his neighbor, he will die, the adulterer and the adulterous.”

He sites this as Text Duplication, saying the scribe must have copied “a man who commits adultry with the wife” twice after dipping the pen into the ink well.

Looking at this scripture closer we can see where you could suppose it was an error but in reality it is not.

At the end of the verse there is mentioned three subjects, the man, the adulterer, and the adulterous. It is not speaking only of the adulterer and adulterous but also of the man.

To put it in today’s language, a man who commits adultry-with the wife-of the man who committed adultry-with his neighbors wife, shall die.

This simply means, your neighbor committed adultry with your wife, so in turn you commit adultry with his wife, so you, the man and your wife are all guilty.

The book of Leviticus is a defining of the law of Moses. The law of adultry was already established in the Ten Commandments, so this ruling is not really about adultry but about retaliation.

We must be very careful of the things we accept as truth, unless we know by way of God’s Holy Spirit that it is in fact true!

Father, please give us insight into the truth of Your word everytime we study it. In Jesus name we pray, amen.