[b-hebrew] 1 Chronicles 21 - &+N revisited

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Fri Aug 26 19:31:39 EDT 2005

Counting the number would have been a mistake because it would have shown a lack 
of faith in Yah's ability to save. This would have marked a drastic change in 
attitude on David's part as he never stopped to count how many people would help 
him kill the philistine giant when he was a mere shepherd boy. For this reason the 
suggestion is one worthy of consideration.

However, another possible reason why counting the people was a mistake was because 
that Yah had told Abraham that his seed would become so many that no man would be 
able to count them just as no man could count all of the stars. David's action could 
well have been an offensice affront to Yah as his counting isreal was an attempt to 
so what Yah had said no man would be able to accomplish.

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