1Ch 21: Outlined: (1) David is moved to number Israel,
paralleled with 2Sa 24 (vv 1-7); (2) David recognizes he has sinned (v 8); (3)
David has to choose between three curses from God (vv 9-13); (4) The sword of
the angel of the Lord slays many in Jerusalem, stopping over the threshing floor
of Ornan the Jebusite (vv 14-17); (5) David buys the threshing floor and sets up
an alter because the plague is stayed (vv 18-30).
SATAN: Ref to an enemy: Cp with 2Sa 24:1: "And HE
incited"; or, "One incited" -- indefinite. Is this an angel of the LORD who acts
as the "adversary" here? (Cp Mat 16:22,23: Peter called "Satan".)
Is there a discrepancy between 2Sa 24:24 and 1Ch 21:25? No.
The difference in prices may be resolved in this way: the price of the threshing
floor alone was 50 shekels of silver (2Sa 24:24), while the price of the entire
"site" or "place" (that is, the holy place or sanctuary) of mount Moriah --
where the threshing floor was located -- was 600 shekels of gold (1Ch