Where do Christian Scriptures contradict what is written in the Jewish Scriptures

Can you give me an example of where the Christian Scriptures contradict what is written in the Jewish Scriptures?


Stephen, while he was supposedly "full of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 7:55), makes Abraham the purchaser of a piece of ground at Shechem, in effect, transferring the burial place of the patriarchs from Hebron in Judea to Shechem in Samaria.

The Masoretic text (and the Septuagint Version) identifies Hebron as the location of the burial cave (Machpelah) Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hittite (Genesis 23:1-20) and where Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were buried (Genesis 49:29-32). However, Stephen locates the burial cave of "Jacob . . . and our fathers" in Shechem, bought from "the sons of Hamor [Gr. Emmor]" by Abraham (Acts 7:15-16). By claiming that Jacob and his sons were buried in a tomb, which Abraham bought in Shechem, he infers that Abraham and Isaac were likewise buried there (cf. MT Genesis 49:29-32).

The Jewish Scriptures state that Jacob was buried at Hebron, in the cave of Machpelah, which Abraham had purchased from Ephron the Hittite for four hundred silver shekels (Genesis 23:16, 49:29-33, 50:13). Joseph was buried at Shechem, in the piece of ground which Jacob had purchased for a hundred silver shekels from the sons of Hamor (Genesis 33:19, Joshua 24:32). According to Josephus, the other sons of Jacob were buried at Hebron: "His [Joseph's] brethren also died after sojourning happily in Egypt. Their bodies were carried some time afterwards by their descendants [and their sons] to Hebron and buried there" (Jewish Antiquities II. 8. 2 [199].).

It is obvious that despite the claim that Stephen was under the influence of the "Holy Spirit" he could not get basic scriptures straight.


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