|Answering The Atheist|
June 17, 2007 / Volume 7, Issue 24
THE ATHEIST'S COMPLAINT:
Which tribe was Huram from? 1 Kings 7:13-14 says Naphtali, but 2 Chronicles 2:13-14 says Dan. Is there a contradiction?
It is likely that Huram's mother was from the tribe of Dan (a daughter of Dan, 2 Chronicles 2:14), but had married a man from the tribe of Naphtali, who had died (a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, 1 Kings 7:14). After being widowed, she married a man of Tyre, and gave birth to Huram.
There is no contradiction.
This article is a response to Skeptic's Annotated Bible