Many years ago, I picked up Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible by John W. Haley. I haven’t looked at it much, but thought it might be helpful to post some of these online, since the Bible is always under attack from within and without the Church. So, without further ado, here is the first discrepancy:
II Samuel 17.25 : Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite, who had married Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab’s mother.
In II Samuel Abigail’s father is Nahash, while in Chronicles it is Jesse:
1 Chronicles 2: 13,16: Jesse fathered Eliab his firstborn…And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.
Haley says: “The rabbis say that both names belonged to the same person; Ewald and Keil, that Abigail’s mother had a former husband, Nahash, previous to her marriage with Jesse.”
Either of these solutions is plausible. This is a fairly weak “discrepancy.”