3. How many fighting men were found in Judah?
(a) Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
2 samuel chapter 24 verse 9 says
9 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a sword, and in Judah five hundred thousand.
(b) Four hundred and seventy thousand (I Chronicles 21:5)
1 chronicles chapter 21 verse 5 says
5 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.
how many many fighting men were in "judah" who knows mabe a million..the bible clearly cant tell if it was eight hundred thousand or if it was four hundred and seventy thousand...many counting problems in the bible