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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who was Laban’s father?
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:
Laban was the son of Bethuel.
“Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.” (Genesis 28:5)
Laban was the son of Nahor.
“He said to them, ‘Do you know Laban the son of Nahor?” And they said, ‘We know him.’’” (Genesis 29:5)
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:
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