Bible misconceptions

An apple in the garden? No room at the inn? The belly of whale? Would you be surprised to the hear that none of these appear in the Bible?

We’re uncovering the truth behind some classic Bible misconceptions. Join in the conversation on Twitter #backtobible

An apple a day?

An apple a day?

The story of man’s actions in the Garden of Eden is probably one of the Bible’s best known stories. From a young age we are told that the forbidden fruit hanging from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is a ripe and juicy apple.

The animals went in two by two, hurrah, hurrah…or did they?

The animals went in two by two, hurrah, hurrah…or did they?

How many of each animal did God tell Noah to take on board?

Jonah and the big fish?

Jonah and the big fish?

Was it a whale that swallowed Jonah whole as he was tossed into the sea by his fellow sailors?

No room at the inn?

No room at the inn?

Would it surprise you to hear there is no innkeeper in the Bible story?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Question: How did Mary travel to Bethlehem?

Fashionably late? Is that wise?

Fashionably late? Is that wise?

What does the Bible say about who was there after Jesus's birth?

How many wise men visited Jesus?

How many wise men visited Jesus?

The tale goes that upon the arrival of the wise men, Jesus was presented with three gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. But while we do know that there were three main presents, why is it that the story is always limited to just three wise men?

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