The opposite of a Bible Inerrantist
is a Bible Realist.
A Realist calls a spade a spade;
In the Bible he calls an error an error.
If an Engineer built a bridge
with errors in its design,
he might choose to ignore the errors
or call them something else:
“lack of technical precision,” “irregularities,” “approximations,”
“exaggerations,” “mistakes of copyists,”* etc.,
but the bridge would still
*These are terms the Inerrantists use.
Richard L. Atkins