How many sons did Absalom have? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


Absalom had no sons.

2 Samuel 18:18 View context

Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which [is] in the king's dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.

Absalom had three sons.

2 Samuel 14:27 View context

And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name [was] Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.