Top 12 Numbers Contradictions in Bible

Top 12 Numbers Contradictions in Bible

Translation from language to different one, it could change the beauty and some of the exact meaning in the original language as in translating the Bible from language to another one (Old Testament was in Hebrew, New Testament was in Koine Greek).
But translation can not affect the numbers, however, below is the list of  numbers contradicting each other in the Bible!

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1)                   22 or 42

Bible
Bible
“Ahaziah was twenty- two years old when he became king, and her reigned in Jerusalem one year.”

2 Kings 8:26

 

Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.”

2 Chronicles 22:2

Different Versions?

New International Version

“Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when be became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother’s name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri”

2 Chronicles 22:2

 

King James Version

Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.”

2 Chronicles 22:2

 

2)                             800,000 or 1,100,000

“And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.”

2 Samuel 24:9

 

“And Jo’ab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand (million) and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.”

1 Chronicles 21:5

3)                                          Zero or 5

“Therefore Michal, the daughter of Saul, had no child unto the day of her death.”

2 Samuel 6:23

 

“….The five sons of Michal, the daughter of Saul….”

2 Samuel 21:8

4)                                            7 or 2

“You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every king of bird, of every king of animal and of every king of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.”

Genesis 6:19-20

 

“Take with you seven of every king of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.”

Genesis 7:2-3

 

5)                                          6 or 8

“I tell you the truth, some who are standing there will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and let them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them…..”

Matthew 16:28…17:1-2

 

“I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God. About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.”

Luke 9:27-29

6)                                             3 or 6

“It was the third hour when they crucified him.”

Mark 15:25

 

“It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. “Here is your King,” Pilate said to the Jews. But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!…”

John 19:14-15

 

7)                                            2 or 1

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.”

Galatians 4:22

 

“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,”

Hebrews 11:17

 

8)                                     700 or 7,000

“When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel, crossed the Jordan and went to Helam. The Arameans formed their battle lines to meet David and fought against him. But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven hundred of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. He also struck down Shobach the commander of their army, and he died there”

2 Samuel 10:17-18

“When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel and crossed the Jordan; he advanced against them and formed his battle lines opposite them. David formed his lines to meet the Arameans in battle, and they fought against him. But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven thousand of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. He also killed Shophach the commander of their army.”

1 Chronicles 19:18

 

9)                              4,000 or 40,000

New International Version

“Solomon had four thousand stalls for Chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses.”

1 Kings 4:26

 

King James Version

“And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.”

1 Kings 4:26

 

10)                                 700 or 7,000

“And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Sho’bach the captain of their host, who died there. But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Sho’phach the captain of the host.”

2 Samuel 10:18

“But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Sho’phach the captain of the host.”

1 Chronicles 19:18

 

11)                                 2000 or 3000

“And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.”

1 Kings 7:26

 

“And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.”

2 Chronicles 4:5

 

12)                                    200 or 245

“besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 200 men and women singers.”

Ezra 2:65

 

“besides their 7,337 menservants and maidservants; and they also had 245 men and women singers”

Nehemiah 7:67

 

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