Biblical contradictions? I posted this in general discussions but maybe I will have more luck here. I have just started studying the Bible (I'm new to this). I came across "bible contradictions" online and I am wondering...how can this be? Things like: God wanted one pair and seven pair of everything on the Ark. - Genesis 6/7 Did David slew Goliath or Elhanan? I Samuel 17/II Samuel 21 David is introduced to Saul for the first time on two different occasions. I Samuel 16/17 Michal never bore children. She bore five of them. II Samuel 6/21 Joseph's father was Jacob or Heli? Matthew 1 and Luke 3 I'm confused! Maybe I don't know enough about it yet...isn't the Bible supposed to be perfect? Could someone help me out? Thank you.