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21 Bible Verses That Raise Important Questions

Whether you’re a devout follower, a curious onlooker, or someone who appreciates the art of storytelling, the Bible is sure to have something to get you interested. However, there are a few things that might also make you do a double-take. Today, we’re looking at 21 things from the Bible that just don’t really make any sense! Just remember – this is all in good fun. We’re not trying to criticize anyone’s beliefs.

Jonah’s Underwater Airbnb

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Imagine being swallowed by a giant fish and chilling in its belly for three days and nights. Jonah’s not-so-luxury stay beats any underwater hotel – talk about a fishy situation! Plus, he didn’t even have to worry about room service or checking out on time. Now, that’s what we call all-inclusive!

Balaam’s Talking Donkey

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Before Shrek made talking animals cool, the Bible introduced us to a donkey who was a mouthpiece for divine messages. This donkey saw an angel and decided to have a heart-to-heart with its owner, Balaam. Who knew donkeys were so smart? And here we are, still struggling to get our pets to understand “sit.”

Samson’s Haircare Secrets

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Forget about your protein shakes and gym memberships – Samson’s power lay in his locks. His secret? Never visiting the barber. He was a true pioneer of the natural hair movement, over 2000 years before it had even started. Can you imagine the conditioner commercials he’d be in today?

Ezekiel’s Bone Yard Revival

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Ezekiel stood in a valley of dry bones, which then reassembled to become living, breathing people. It’s the ultimate comeback story and also the potential plot for a brilliant horror movie. Steven Spielberg, eat your heart out! Like most Biblical stories, research shows that this probably had a deeper, theological meaning behind it.

Joseph’s Fashion Faux Pas

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Wearing a coat of many different colors might sound like a bold fashion statement, but for Joseph, it was the start of a family feud. Who knew a wardrobe choice could lead to such drama? The biggest mystery of this entire story is how he managed to wear so many colors without them clashing. 

The Parting of the Red Sea

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Sure, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, but he also showed off the first recorded instance of extreme water sports. Splitting the Red Sea is the ultimate party trick, making Moses the original escape artist. Red Bull, if you’re looking for historical figures to sponsor, we think this could be your guy.

Daniel’s Lion’s Den Sleepover

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Daniel’s night among the lions turns the idea of a dangerous sleepover on its head. Instead of becoming a midnight snack, he ended up having a peaceful night’s sleep – who would’ve thought it? Talk about taming your fears, literally! We reckon he should’ve started working in the circus to become the ultimate lion-taming teacher.

The Walls of Jericho DJ Set

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When Joshua’s crew brought down the walls of Jericho, they didn’t do it through brute force or battle. Nope, they just blasted some serious sound waves. Trumpets as demolition tools? Now that’s a divine soundcheck. It makes you wonder if the walls fell because of divine intervention or just because they really disliked their musical taste.

Jesus Walks on Water

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Who needs paddleboarding when Jesus could walk on water? It’s a skill that many people have tried to copy today, but nobody has been able to do it. Maybe he had a secret set of waterskis pushing him along. Or, as one researcher argued, maybe he was walking on ice instead of actual water.

Solomon’s Baby-Splitting Verdict

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King Solomon once suggested cutting a baby in half as a way to determine who its true mother was. Ouch! Thankfully, it was only a test of maternal love, not the start of a new parenting style. It’s also a reminder that sometimes the best solution is the one that makes everyone say, “Wait, what?”

The Floating Ax Head

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Physics takes a holiday in this story! Someone lost an ax head in a river, but somehow, the prophet Elisha made it float. If only finding lost items was always this miraculous! Maybe the next time you lose your keys, you could call upon some divine intervention to get them back. Just don’t be surprised if they turn up in the sink!

Elijah’s Chariot of Fire

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Elijah left the Earth in style, taken up to heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire. The original fiery ride, making every exit after seem a bit less dramatic. It’s the kind of departure that makes you think twice about just catching a cab. We reckon it probably set the bar pretty high for dramatic farewells in the heavens.

Peter’s Jailbreak

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When an angel broke Peter out of prison, they had a pretty heavenly escape plan. Talk about a get-out-of-jail-free card! The Shawshank Redemption has nothing on the twists and turns of this breakout story. Not to mention, it gives a whole new meaning to “divine intervention” in tight spots.

The Fish with a Coin in Its Mouth

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Once, Jesus paid the temple tax with a coin found in a fish’s mouth. If only finding cash was this easy. Maybe the next time you go fishing, you should keep an eye out for spare change! Researchers have been divided on what the meaning of this could actually be, although they agree that it definitely means something! 

The Tower of Babel

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The Tower of Babel story shows us what happens when you’ve fallen behind on your daily Duolingo. Imagine trying to coordinate a group project where everyone’s speaking their own language – it’s a recipe for disaster. It seems that even divine projects aren’t free from a little confusion.

Lazarus Makes an Entrance

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Four days in a tomb was just a minor setback for Lazarus, who decided to make a dramatic re-entrance to the living world at Jesus’ command. His return is the biblical equivalent of arriving fashionably late to your own party. Everyone was probably questioning how final an RSVP truly is! 

Noah’s Nautical Adventure

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Noah redefined the idea of a family getaway with his ark, turning a survival mission into the first-ever cruise. Can you imagine trying to sail the world without room service or housekeeping, along with a whole zoo of animals? This was the ultimate test of patience and leadership at sea. Noah was the world’s first (and probably owner) zookeeper-captain!

Message on the Wall

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A ghostly hand crashing Belshazzar’s feast to leave a cryptic message? Yeah, that’s the ancient world’s version of an unexpected pop-up notification. Unlike today’s alerts, this message had prophecy you just couldn’t swipe off the screen, turning the party atmosphere into a scene of divine intervention. 

Lot’s Wife’s Transformation

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In a moment of curiosity turned cautionary tale, Lot’s wife became a permanent example of the dangers of looking back. Some people say it’s a reminder about what happens when you disobey orders – other people say it was just an old version of Red Light, Green Light. Sometimes, moving forward is the only option.

Gideon’s Divine Weather Experiment

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Gideon put divine promises to the test with a simple fleece. This ancient weather experiment was a symbol of faith and precision in sacred signs. Sure, Gideon’s method would certainly have meteorologists’ heads turning today, but he still managed to deliver a weather forecast that was more accurate than any app today!

Joshua’s Time Management

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We’ve all been there – trying to get the world to stop turning for a second so we can complete our work. For Joshua, his wishes came true, and he literally stopped the sun in its tracks! It turns out that the right kind of negotiation can literally give you more time in the day. Deadlines aren’t so bad when you’ve got a little blessed backing.

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