"How many talents of gold did Hiram send Solomon?" (Alleged Contradiction #E8905)
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
I Kings 9:27-28
And Huram sent him by the hands of his servants ships, and servants that had knowledge of the sea; and they went with the servants of Solomon to Ophir, and took thence four hundred and fifty talents of gold, and brought them to king Solomon.
II Chronicles 8:18
The Bible says they took to Ophir 450 talents, and took from Ophir 420 talents. Apparently, 30 talents were subtracted at Ophir, possibly for crew wages, possibly for shipping dock fees, or a combination of these and other costs.
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