You guys have voted in the next apparent contradiction for me to debunk today and it is the one found in the following verses.
Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah." -- 2 Samuel 24:1
Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. -- 1 Chronicles 21:1
Both of these passages are telling the story of the same exact event. So the question is "Who incited David to number Israel?" 2 Samuel says that God did it. 1 Chronicles says that Satan did it. Is the Bible calling God and Satan the same person? Did the author of Samuel (likely Samuel) and the author of Chronicles (likely Ezra) disagree? What's the deal?