Joan, you know this as well as I do, but anyone who wants to spout on about the supposed inerrancy of the bible need look no further than the phenomenal collection of contradictions compiled and available through The Skeptic's Annotated Bible.
And sure, we've both heard the crap about: "Oh, but you have to read the word in the Spirit, and then there are no contradictions at all!" ... to which I respond, "Okay ... how did Judas die? Did he spill his guts out in a field (Acts 1:18) or did he hang himself (Matthew 27:5)? He could NOT have done both!" And that's just one example out of entirely too many...
I know! When challenged to look at discrepancies, some know only the "Loving, Peaceful God" without any awareness of the many blood curdling stories from Genesis to Revelations. The "spirit" of the scriptures differ significantly from what preachers and teacher reveal to the public and far too many do not read the bible for themselves. I don't see how any person with a moral or ethical core can read those chapters and verses without wretching. The spirit to which they refer is just one more delusion infecting their brains.