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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: How many overseers did Solomon have?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Solomon had 3,300 overseers.

“besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were in charge of the project and ruled over the people who were doing the work.” (1 Kings 5:16)

Solomon had 3,600 overseers.

“He appointed seventy thousand of them to carry loads and eighty thousand to quarry stones in the mountains, and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.” (2 Chronicles 2:18)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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