Question: In I Chronicles 21, why was it a sin for David to take a census? Answer: “When you take a census of the sons of Israel to number them, then each one of them shall give a ransom for himself to the LORD, when you number them, so that there will be no plague…

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Question: I was preparing for a children’s class and came across an article you had written about the age of David when he took on Goliath and found it to be helpful. Thanks. I came upon your site by accident and glad it happened. I am an elder at a church of Christ. Our meeting…

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Question: Just a quick question, I’m curious as to what your thoughts are. Do you believe that Bathsheba had some scheme in mind or was just as guilty as David was by bathing where she could be seen? After all, she was on her own property and perhaps, did not realize that someone would be watching…

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Question: Did Solomon and David have widows in the many wives and concubines they married? Answer: David married Abigail, the widow of a man name Nabor (I Samuel 27:3). He also married Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah (II Samuel 12:15), whom David had arranged to be killed.

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Question: How many years of famine did God threaten David with? II Samuel 24:13 and I Chronicles 21:12 have a different number of years. Answer: “So Gad came to David and told him; and he said to him, “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months…

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Question: Can you please help me with this supposed contradiction? In Mark 2:23-26, Jesus talks about how David went into the house of God and ate the showbread “in the days/in the time” of Abiathar the high priest. In 1 Samuel 21, it says that David came to Ahimelech, not Abiathar when he eventually ate…

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Question: I have had plenty of discussions with people about praising God. The problem with a lot of people is that they don’t see the wrong in praising Him with their own personal praise that God didn’t command in His worship. I’m not trying to be confusing. A discussion I had once where a man…

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Question: I know Solomon built the temple; David couldn’t because of the wars he had been involved in (I Kings 5). But didn’t David prepare some of the material for the building of the temple? Or was he involved a little in the preparation? Answer: “Now it was in the heart of my father David to build…

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