Did Solomon have 40,000 or 4000 stalls?


1 Kings 4:26 (NKJV)

Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen

2 Chronicles 9:25

Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities and also with him in Jerusalem.


This is a copyist error (see the translation footnotes). The general consensus is that 4000 is the correct number, since it's closer to the number of horsemen.


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