ABC:Acts 13

From BibleStrength

Verse 21

The ReasonProject claims a Bible contradiction exists here with the headline "How long was the ark of the covenant at Abinadab's house?"[1]

To understand the skeptic's reasoning, it may be necessary to check the description given at the Skeptic's Annotated Bible:

The critic is incorrect that David was the first to remove the Ark of the Covenant. Saul actually removed it earlier as mentioned in 1 Samuel 14:18.

Apparently the Ark got returned again to Abinadab at some point by Saul, but there was definitely an intermediate period where it was with Israel and being moved about by Saul, though we aren't given details of this. It is rather ironic that the skeptic in quoting 3 different books of the Bible missed the crucial verse just a few chapters away. There is no contradiction though, the critic was just ignorant of the fact the Ark of the Covenant wasn't at Abinadab's house the entire time.


  1. Marlow, Andy (2009). Contradictions in the Bible. Project Reason.
  2. How Long Was the Ark of the Covenant at Abinadab's House? The Skeptic's Annotated Bible.