- - -, Algemeen, , 11 11. Did David capture 1,700 of King Zobah's horsemen (2 Samuel 8:4), or was it 7,000 (1 Chronicles 18:4)?
(Category: copyist error)
There are two possible solutions to these differing figures. The first by Keil and Delitzsh (page 360) is a most convincing solution. They maintain that the word for chariotry (rekeb) was inadvertently omitted by the scribe in copying 2 Samuel 8:4, and that the second figure, 7,000 (for the parasim "cavalrymen"), was necessarily reduced to 700 from the 7,000 he saw in his Vorlage for the simple reason that no one would write 7,000 after he had written 1,000 in the recording the one and the same figure. The omission of rekeb might have occurred with an earlier scribe, and a reduction from 7,000 to 700 would have then continued with the successive copies by later scribes. But in all probability the Chronicles figure is right and the Samuel numbers should be corrected to agree with that.
A second solution starts from the premise that the number had been reduced to 700 as it refers to 700 rows, each consisting of 10 horse men, making a total of 7,000.
(Archer 1982:184: Keil & Delitzsch 1949:360; Light of Life II 1992:182)
- Vertaling Bijbel, Kanttekeningen SV, , En David nam hem duizend [wagens] af, en zevenhonderd ruiteren, en twintig duizend man te voet; en David ontzenuwde alle wagenpaarden, en hield daarvan honderd wagenen over.
9. Dat is hier ingevoegd uit 1 Kron.18:4, waar deze historie wordt
10. Versta, [zoals enigen dit nemen] rotten van ruiters, elk rot
bestaande uit tien, makende alzo tezamen zeven duizend ruiters,
welk getal uitdrukkelijk staat 1 Kron.18:4. Vergelijk
11. Uitgezonderd de honder, die hij behield, gelijk volgt.
12. Of, wagens. Zie Joz.11:6.
Mede mogelijk dankzij