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: The account of David and Bathsheba’s affair was outlined in II Samuel 11. So how could II Samuel 5:18 list their second son, Solomon, way before the affair had taken place? Is the book out of sequence? Answer: II Samuel, like many books in the Bible, is a historical account. This does not mean…

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Question: In II Samuel 21, it speaks of how David spared seven of Saul’s descendants for the Gibeonites to kill, and afterward, God answered prayers. That just doesn’t make sense. Did God justify that once upon a time? Answer: “Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year;…

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Question: Hey Mr. Jeffrey, I’m having issues understanding II Samuel 7:14. Clearly, it is a reference to Jesus and the kingdom of God, but who is God talking about committing iniquity in this passage? Answer: “The LORD also declares to you that the LORD will make a house for you. When your days are complete…

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Question: What is the name of the giant that was killed (he had extra fingers and toes)? Answer: “Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was born to…

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Question: What is the name of David and Bathsheba’s first born who died? Was it Shimea? Answer: From the time the child is first mentioned in II Samuel 11:27 until his death in II Samuel 12:23, the child is not referred to by name. Since II Samuel 12:18 specifically mentions that the death occurred seven…

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