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Reformation Study Bible – 1 Chr 21:5
1 Chr 21:5

21:5 All Israel. 2 Sam. 24:9 reads simply “Israel.” See note 11:1.

1,100,000. The differences of these numbers from those in 2 Sam. 24:9 are problematic. It may be that the number of men from Judah is included in the total for “all Israel” (that is, including Judah with 470,000 not “and in Judah”). The Book of Chronicles may exclude some elements, such as Levi and Benjamin, from its count (21:6 note). Or the numbers may be approximations. Beyond this, one or both texts may suffer from errors of copying.