"How many sons did Jesse have?" (Alleged Contradiction #E4832)
Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest [David], and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
I Samuel 16:10-11
Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
I Samuel 17:12
1 Chronicles 2:13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third, Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, Ozem the sixth, David the seventh …
I Chronicles 2:13-15
One of Jesse’s sons died early (without offspring) after Samuel anointed David. Thus, the deceased son of Jesse is not mentioned in I Chronicles 2:13-15.
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