What is the Difference Between Samuel/Kings and Chronicles?

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  1. Bret Patton says:

    How many valain’t men did joab number? I’m getting different numbers in chronicles and samuel

  2. Andre Baerga says:

    Ultimately this is nothing but an opinion piece and conjecture presented as though it is based on some insider knowledge. It is a guess which anyone can make. But beside that it is unhelpful in terms of building up while at the same time actually implying that the books being examined are not true words of God and were subject to the alteration and whims of men; which may or may not be crucial depending on how one looks at inspiration and the purposes of God.

    • I don’t think it is conjecture. It is true that most of the northern material is left out of Chronicles and that stories like David’s adultery is left out. Read Chronicles for yourself. And I do affirm inspiration. A Christian understanding of inspiration includes God’s use of individual personalities and circumstances.

  3. Bret Patton says:

    I researched the word valiant and after prayer and thinking I automatically deducted that okay, it’s possible that 300 thousand men were not courageous, but drew the sword and were afraid, fearful, cowardly, meek, timid, or weak.

    Then I couldn’t pinpoint the difference between the 470 thousand and the 500 thousand, so I kept re-reading the chapters. Then what I noticed was that in Chronicles it actually states the numbers of the 470k didn’t include Levi and Benjamin

    Based on that I figured, the math probably didn’t include the tribes of Benjamin or Levi then so all the men that were a part of them. I couldn’t find any clear numbers on this.

  4. Ruth Panamaroff says:

    The Hebrew Bible does not have Chronicles. Chronicles is a Christian’s agenda! The writer of this article, Stephen J. Bedard must be Chritians.

  5. Jonathan says:

    I recently started reading through 1 & 2 Samuel. Last week I picked up “A Synoptic Harmony of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles with Related Passages from Psalms, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezra” just so I could get a glimpse of the bigger picture. Each perspective contributes to the whole. My understanding is that apparent “discrepancies” are mainly numerical and that is reconciled if you take into account the different method of time keeping between Judah and Israel. They counted years from different starting points.

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