1 Chronicles 21:5

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And Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword. (ASV)

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II Samuel 24:9 And Joab gave the sum of the numbering of the people of the King: in Israel there were eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand.

Opercularis 12:37, 11 Jan 2006 (CST)

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The descriptions of the number of men is sufficiently different to distinguish between the numbers given in the two accounts.

1 Chronicles tells us--

a. All Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword

b. Judah had four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew the sword


2 Samuel tells us--

c. There were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword

d. The men of Judah were five hundred thousand men


Collecting the information that we are given, we have:

Concerning Israel

a. All Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword (1 Chronicles)

c. There were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword (2 Samuel)


Concerning Judah

d. The men of Judah were five hundred thousand men (2 Samuel)

b. Judah had four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew the sword (1 Chronicles)


We can conclude from this the following:

1. Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword (1 Chronicles) of which there were eight hundred thousand that could be described further as valiant men (2 Samuel).

2. Judah had five hundred thousand men (2 Samuel) of which there were four hundred and seventy thousand who could be described as men who drew the sword (1 Chronicles).

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