BULLSEYE!
ACCURATE BIBLE KNOWLEDGE!
“I’VE FOUND A MISTAKE”
(Part 2 of 3)



QUESTION 1: THE BIBLE CONTRADICTS ITSELF! THE FIRST ERROR IS - 

                       “WERE THERE 40,000 STALLS OR 4,000 STALLS?”

 
ANSWER: Both are correct

 
EXPLANATION:

 

1Kings 4:26 

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

2 Chronicles 9:25 

And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.

In 1Kings 4:26, the stalls are ONLY for 40,000 horses alonenot with an attached chariot.

In 2 Chron 9:25, the stalls are for 4,000 horses WITH their chariots attached.

Obviously a horse with a chariot would take up much more room than a single horse and therefore less stalls were needed.  

Furthermore, the horses from the 40,000 stalls were brought to these 4,000 stalls to be attached to their chariots.

How many horses per chariot per stall would there be? There could be ten horses per chariot if needed, and therefore only 4,000 stalls were needed.

 First, chariots with horses attached were necessary at all time in case of sudden battle. Also needed were extra horses that may have been kept at another locality.
Second, not all horses would have been needed at one time, maybe six, maybe eight or the full complement of ten could be used depending on how many men were riding in the chariot. But the provision of the maximum number was made for all chariots – ten horses per chariot.
Third, because of the high risk of danger to horses in battle, many would be killed, injured or lame and ‘spares’ would be needed. War chariots would have spare horses.

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 QUESTION 2: THE BIBLE CONTRADICTS ITSELF! THE SECOND ERROR IS - “WERE THERE 700 HORSEMEN OR 7,000 HORSEMENT?”

 ANSWER: Both are correct

 EXPLANATION:

2 Samuel 8:4

And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hocked all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

2 Chronicles 18:4 

And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also hocked all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.

 

 
Both are correct! But how can that be?
We read the two verses verse with nearly exactly the same wording except the numbers are different.

 
The explanation is that the Syrians could have ten men per chariot. How do we know this?  Compare the following verses:


2 Samuel 10:18 

And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.

1Chronicles 19:18

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 Shophach the captain of the host.

 
The Samuel verse simply says the men of 700 chariots – but it doesn’t say how many.

The Chronicles verse gives us the number of 7,000 men WHICH FOUGHT IN 700 CHARIOTS! So therefore we have 10 men per chariot.

 

WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEONE SAY …
Dear Reader, when you hear someone say “I have found a mistake in the King James Bible” you will know they either are ignorant in the true sense of the word or with their will, they choose to be willingly ignorant, and there is no amount of true, correct or factual information that can change their mind. You could dump a semi-trailer load of information on their front lawn, but they will not be convinced.

 
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Go and study to show yourself APPROVED UNTO GOD, and study to find the answer why there isn’t a mistake. As the scriptures say God rewards those that diligently seek him (Heb 11:6). There are no mistakes in the King James Bible.

 
Look Dear Reader, most people have already made up their mind that there are mistakes in the King James Bible, and they will not let facts get in the way of their opinion. When you hear someone say “I’ve found a mistake…”. Do your best to open their eyes a couple of times … then just shake your head, walk away and pray that God will open their eyes.

 
As someone said a long time ago “People’s ignorance is their most prized possession, and they will burn down their own house to protect it.”

 
It’s like you say to people “Get saved or you will burn in hell.”

Their response is “Well, I don’t believe it. That’s just your opinion!”

 
The purpose of God’s ‘mistakes’ in the King James Bible are two-fold:

1. A trap and a snare for the Bible Corrector, Critic and Mocker
2. A reward for those that will diligently seek him (Heb 11:6)


“I’VE FOUND TWO MORE ERRORS IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE!”
(Part 3 of 3)


                                                                                                                                                                   

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Harley Hitchcock

Friday 22nd October 2021

 

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