ABC:Judges 5

From BibleStrength

Verse 26 claims the Bible is wrong about the following passage, and makes the following comments:[1]

It never says he was standing, this is a faulty assumption on the part of the critic. All it says is he fell and was sleeping while she went to him. There are a number of reasonable explanations for what happened:

  1. He started to wake up and rise as she arrived when she killed him and sank back down.
  2. He was on a bed and his body fell off when dead.
  3. His body underwent death throes during the killing that made him rise partly before sinking back down.

Nowhere does it say he was standing, and nowhere does it even say what position Sisera was in when the killing took place. We are told he was tired and sleeping when Jael went to him and fell at her feet as being killed, beyond that is uncertain. To assume a standing position is to dishonestly put words in the Bible's mouth, as it were.


  1. TheThinkingAtheist. Bible Contradictions. Retrieved from