Bible Contradiction? Was Ahaz buried with his fathers?


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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Was Ahaz buried with his fathers?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Yes.

So Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and his son Hezekiah reigned in his place.” (2 Kings 16:20)

No.

So Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel; and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place.” (2 Chronicles 28:27)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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