Why Does 1 Corinthians 10:8 and Numbers 25:9 Report Different Numbers of Israelites Who Died for Fornication?

This article investigates the discrepancy between the numbers of Israelites who died for fornication as reported in 1 Corinthians 10:8 (23,000) and Numbers 25:9 (24,000). It delves into the historical, textual, and theological aspects of these accounts, exploring reasons for the different numbers presented. The analysis considers the context of each passage, the role of Israelite leaders, and the broader implications of these events for understanding Biblical narrative accuracy and divine judgment principles.

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