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700 or 7000 horsemen? – ATA

INQUIRY: Did David take 700 (2 Samuel 8:3-4) or 7,000 (1 Chronicles 18:3-4) horsemen from Hadarezer? Is there a contradiction?

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Judge me or not? – ATA

INQUIRY: Did David want God to judge him (Psalm 7:8) or not (Psalm 143:2)? Is there a contradiction?

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David’s Administration – ATA

INQUIRY: In David’s time, who served as priest, Ahimelech or Abiathar? And who was his scribe, Seraiah or Sheva? And who were his chief rulers, his sons or his sons and Ira? Do 2 Samuel 8:16-19 and 2 Samuel 20:23-26 … Continue reading

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David and the temple – ATA

INQUIRY: Did God forbid David to build a temple because He doesn’t dwell in houses (1 Chronicles 174-6) or because David was a man of war (1 Chronicles 28:3)? Is there a contradiction?

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Ai destroyed or not – ATA

COMPLAINT: Was the city of Ai destroyed (Joshua 8:28) or not (Ezra 2:28; Nehemiah 7:32)? Is there a contradiction?

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Ambush against Ai – ATA

COMPLAINT: Did Joshua take 30,000 (Joshua 8:3) or 5,000 (Joshua 8:12) men for an ambush against Ai? Is there a contradiction?

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Joshua, son of Nun – ATA

COMPLAINT: Was the son of Nun first called Joshua before (Exodus 17:9; 20:1-3; 24:13) or after (Numbers 3:1; 10:12; 11:28; 13:8, 16) Sinai? Is there a contradiction?

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Levitical suburbs – ATA

COMPLAINT: Were the Levites’ suburbs to be 1000 cubits square (Numbers 35:4) or 2000 cubits square (Numbers 35:5)? Is there a contradiction?

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Enter the promised land – ATA

COMPLAINT: Did none (Deuteronomy 5:2-3; Numbers 32:13) or two (Numbers 26:65) of Moses’ contemporaries enter the promised land? Is there a contradiction?

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Invincible Israelites – ATA

COMPLAINT: Were the Israelites invincible (Deuteronomy 11:25) or not (Joshua 7:4; Judges 1:34)? Is there a contradiction?

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