Did The Chief Of The Mighty Men Of David Lift Up His Spear And Kill 800 Men Or Only 300 Men?
(2 Samuel 23:8; 1 Chronicles 11:11)
2 Samuel 23:8: "These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth the Tachmonite, chief among the captains. He was called Adino the Eznite, because he had killed eight hundred men at one time."
1 Chronicles 11:11: "And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had: Jashobeam the son of a Hachmonite, chief of the captains; he had lifted up his spear against three hundred, killed by him at one time."
The answer to solving this alleged discrepancy is that it is possible that the Chronicles' writer mentions that there were three hundred who were killed by his spear. The Samuel's writer does not record the weapon that was used.
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