In the book of Shmuel Book 2, chapter 24, David commands Yoav to count the children of Israel. David later realizes that he made a mistake. Shouldn't this been Yoav's mistake for not doing the task of counting them properly? He could've used the proper method that Moshe used when G-d commanded him to count Israel with the shekel, and yet David takes the blame. Source: http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16547/jewish/Chapter-27.htm#showrashi=true
Why does the writer blame David for the improper way of counting Israel? Shouldn't it have been Yoav's fault (in the writers mind)?
Now here's a little difference of opinion:
In book 1 of Divrei Hayamim, chapter 27, the writer blames Yoav for this..
it seems like there's a difference of opinion between both writers of both books.
Book 2 of Shmuel, blaming the sin on David.
And Book 1 of Divrei Hayamim blaming it on Yoav.
Who is to blame for not properly counting the Children of Israel?