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QUESTION: Does 1 Kings 15:5 Contradict 1 Chronicles 21:6-7?

Note: The following question comes to me via The Question Box on our church website, http://www.Plymouth-church.com, where I answer questions.

I have a question about David. The Book of I Kings 15:5 says that “For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not failed to keep any of the LORD’s commands all the days of his life except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.”  But in the book of I Chronicles 21:6-7 it says “But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king’s command was repulsive to him. This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.”  Is there a contradiction between these verses?   Continue reading

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