Jehoiachin 8 or 18?

2 Chronicles 36:9— “Why does this verse says Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he became king of Jerusalem, but 2 Kings 24:8 says he was 18 years old when he became king?”

Many of the early manuscripts for this verse (such as the Septuagint, Syriac and one Hebrew MSS) actually read “18,” which is consistent with 2 Kings 24:8, while other manuscripts read “8.” It is quite clear that the omission of the “1” in “18” was a copyist mistake in some manuscripts, and so most translations have relied on the manuscripts reading 18. For a fuller explanation of such minor scribal copyist issues in the Qur’ān and Bible, see the article Minor Variants and Copying Errors in the Tawrat, Zabur, Injīl and Qur’ān.

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