MORE CONTRADICTIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
Jesse had eight sons. 1 Sam.16:10, 11; 1 Sam.17:12. Jesse had seven sons. 1 Chr.2:13-15.
Saul knew David before the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.16:19.
Saul did not know David until after the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.17:55-58.
Michal was childless. 2 Sam.6:23.
Michal had five sons. 2 Sam.21:8.
David sinned in taking the census. 2 Sam.24:10,25. David’s only sin, ever, was another matter. 1 Ki.15:5. David paid 50 pieces of silver for the property. 2 Sam.24:24. David paid 600 pieces of gold for the property. 1 Chr.21:25. His name was Solomon. 2 Sam.12:24; 1 Chr.22:9. His name was Jedidiah. 2 Sam.12:25.
Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses. 1 Ki.4:26. Solomon had 4,000 stalls of horses. 2 Chr.9:25. Solomon had 3300 supervisors. 1 Ki.5:16.
Solomon had 3600 supervisors. 2 Chr.2:2.
Solomon’s “molten sea” held 2000 “baths”. 1 Ki.7:26. Solomon’s “molten sea” held 3000 “baths”. 2 Chr.4:5. Solomon had thousands of horses. 1 Ki.4:26.
A King must not multiply horses to himself. Deut.17:15,16. Solomon had hundreds of wives. 1 Ki.11:1-3.
A King must not multiply wives to himself. Deut.17:17.
There was no greater king before or after Hezekiah. 2 Ki.18:1, 5.
There was no greater king before or after Josiah. 2 Ki.23:24, 25.
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.8:26.
Ahaziah succeeded his father, who was thirty-two years old when he became king and who ruled for eight years. 2 Chr.21;20.
He was forty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.22:2. (Note that some versions have caught the error and corrected it.)
God prohibits the making of idols. Ex.20:4; Deut.5:8, 9. God commands idols to be made. Ex.25:18; Num.21:8, 9.
Children are to suffer for their parent’s sins. Ex.20:5; Ex.34:7; Num.14:18; Deut.5:9; Is.14:21.
Children are not to suffer for their parent’s sins. Deut.24:16; Ezek.18:19,20.
God prohibits the killing of the innocent. Ex.23:7.
God approves the killing of the innocent. Num.31:17; Josh.6:21; Josh.7:24-26; Josh.8:22-25; Josh.10:20, 40; Josh.11:15; 1 Sam.15:3.
God inflicts sickness. Num.11:33; 2 Chr.21:14, 15. Satan inflicts sickness. Job 2:7.
Death to a false prophet. Deut.18:20.
Death also to a real prophet deceived by “God”. Ezek.14:9. God remembers sin even when it has been forgiven. Ex.34:7.
God does not remember sin after it has been forgiven. Jer.31:34.
God promised the land to the people. Ex.12:25. God broke his promise. Num.14:30, 31.
Sisera was sleeping when Jael killed him. Jud.4:21.
Sisera was standing and apparently, allowed Jael to kill him. Jud.5:25-27.
Joshua captured Debir. Josh.10:38,39.
Othniel captured Debir. Jud.1:11-13.
God sows discord. Gen.11:7-9.
God hates those who cause discord. Prov.6:16-19.
The census count was: Israel 800,000 and Judah 500,000. 2 Sam.24:9.
The census count was: Israel 1,100,000 and Judah 470,000. 1 Chr.21:5.
The two pillars were 18 cubits high. 1 Ki.7:15. The two pillars were 35 cubits high. 2 Chr.3:15. 420 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 1 Ki.9:28.
450 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 2 Chr.8:18.
Asa removed the high places. 2 Chr.14:2, 3.
Asa did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.15:14.
Baasha died in the 26th year of King Asa’s reign. 1 Ki.16:6- 8.
Baasha built a city in the 36th year of King Asa’s reign. 2 Chr.16:1.
Jehoshaphat did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.22:42, 43. Jehoshaphat did remove the high places. 2 Chr.17:5, 6. Jehu’s massacre was acceptable to God. 2 Ki.10:30. Jehu’s massacre was not acceptable to God. Hos.1:4.
Jehu shot Ahaziah near Ibleam. Ahaziah then fled to Meggido and died there. 2 Ki.9:27.
Ahaziah was found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and was then put to death. 2 Chr.22:9.
Ahaz was not conquered. 2 Ki.165.
Ahaz was conquered. 2 Chr.28:5.
Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.24:8.
Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.36:9. (Some versions have corrected this)
Jehoiachin reigned 3 months. 2 Ki.24:8.
Jehoiachin reigned 3 months and 10 days. 2 Chr.36:9. Jehoiachin was succeeded by his uncle. 2 Ki.24:17. Jehoiachin was succeeded by his brother. 2 Chr.36:10. The father of Zerubbabel was Pedaiah. 1 Chr.3:19. The father of Zerubbabel was Shealtiel. Ezr.3:2. God is near to all who call on him. Ps.145:18.
God is far away and cannot be found in times of need. Ps.10:1.
God sometimes forsakes his children. Ps.22:1, 2. God is always a present help. Ps.46:1.
The righteous shall rejoice when he sees vengeance. Ps.58:10, 11.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls or stumbles. Prov.24:17.
God stands to judge. Is.3:13.
God sits to judge. Joel 3:12.
Zedekiah watched his sons be put to death, then he had his eyes put out, and was left to die in prison. Jer.52:10, 11.
God promised Zedekiah a peaceful death. Jer.34:4, 5.
Omri reigned 12 years beginning in the 31st year of Asa’s reign. 1 Ki.16:23.
Omri died and his son began his reign in the 38th year of
Asa’s reign, making Omri’s reign only 7-years. 1 Ki.16:28, 29.