Bible Contradiction? What was Solomon’s payment to Hiram?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What was Solomon’s payment to Hiram?

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

Wheat and oil

“Solomon then gave Hiram twenty thousand kors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty kors of pure oil; this is what Solomon would give Hiram year by year.” (1 Kings 5:11)

Wheat, barley, wine, and oil.

“Now behold, I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, twenty thousand kors of crushed wheat, twenty thousand kors of barley, twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.”” (2 Chronicles 2:10)

(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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