Problem

How many died in the plague?

Numbers 25:9 - And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
1 Corinthians 10:8 - Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

"And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand." vs. "Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand."

How many people died in the plague?


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How many died in the plague?

A video solution harmonizing the seemingly contradictory numbers given for the casualties in an Old Testament Plague.


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The passage in Numbers refers to the total number of deaths from the plague, while 1 Cor. 10:8 is referring only to those people who died in 1 day of the plague.

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