In Shmuel it says David killed 700 chariots, while in Divrei HaYamim it says David killed 7000 chariots? It uses the exact same language. How do we reconcile this?

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    Radak suggests the 700 were רכב בחור
    – Double AA
    Dec 13, 2023 at 2:57
  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya. Note another contradiction in the same verse: In Shmuel it's 40k horsemen and in DH it's 40k infantry soldiers. And a slight variant spelling of the Aramean general's name: Shovach vs Shofach.
    – Harel13
    Dec 13, 2023 at 9:15
  • Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/136236/…
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Dec 13, 2023 at 10:06


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