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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Sep 14, 2006 at 11:15

Infidel this is why I believe that the Bible is not the Word of God:

9 And Joab gave the number of the people to the king. There were 800,000 strong men in Israel who used the sword, and 500,000 men of Judah. (2 Samuel 24:9)

The above verse is saying that there were over 1.3 million people fighting in a tribal war in 1000 BCE. This number is to large because the population of Israel and Judah in 1000 BCE probably reached no more than 500,000 and this was a tribal war and not a world war. Now the USA has over 1.421 million active troops, India has 1.3 million active troops.

But according to 1 chronicles 21:5 they were over 1,100,100 men from Israel and 470,000 from Judah:

He gave the number of all the people to David. There were 1,100,000 men in all Israel who used the sword. And there were 470,000 men in Judah who used the sword. (1 Chronicles 21:5)

So we got a contradiction between 2 Samuels 24:9 and 1chronicles 21:5.

29 The acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the books of Samuel, Nathan, and Gad, the men of God. (1 Chronicles 29:29)

According to the above verse they were three books which should be in the bible but are now lost, this supports us Muslims which we say that books were token out of the Bible which made it corrupted

Then you go to 2 Chronicles 13:3-4 which says:

Abijah began the battle with an army of powerful soldiers, 400,000 chosen men. Jeroboam came ready for battle against him with 800,000 chosen men who were powerful soldiers.

4 Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim in the hill country of Ephraim, and said, "Listen to me, Jeroboam and all Israel!

Abijah according to the above verse spoke to 1,200,000 at one time. How could that be possible in those days?

Then in 2 Chronicles 14:8-14 God which says:

8 Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah, with large battlecoverings and spears. And he had 280,000 men from Benjamin, with battle-coverings and bows. All of them were powerful soldiers.

9 Zerah the Ethiopian came out to fight against them with an army of 1,000,000 men and 300 war-wagons. He came as far as Mareshah. 10 So Asa went out to meet him. They made themselves ready for battle in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. 11 Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, "Lord, there is no one but You to help in the battle between the powerful and the weak. So help us, O Lord God. For we trust in You. In Your name we have come against these many people. O Lord, You are our God. Do not let any man win the fight against You." 12 So the Lord began to destroy the Ethiopians in front of Asa and the people of Judah, and the Ethiopians ran away. 13 Asa and the people with him went after them as far as Gerar. The Ethiopians were killed until none were left alive. They were destroyed before the Lord and his army. And they carried away many things that had belonged to the Ethiopians. 14 Then they destroyed all the cities around Gerar, for the fear of the Lord had come upon them. And they took everything of worth that was in the cities, for there was much left. (2 Chronicles 14:8-14)

According to the above verse God and the Israelites massacred over 1 million Ethiopians in a battle. They didn't forgive any, they showed them no mercy. In the Holy Quran if the enemy asks forgiveness they can be forgiven, but in the bible you can only kill them.

Infidel there is hundreds of verses like this in the bible which contradict one another or have errors. So that is why I am not a Christian or Jew.

Sohail

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