While I am not able to recall them all at this time, I remember so many instances that when a number was quoted in the bible, especially large numbers, they were all "rounded up" to the nearest hundred or thousand. For instance the Angel killed 185,000 Syrians, not 184,879. Sampson killed a thousand men with the jawbone of an ass, not 961. And on and on on the even rounded numbers.
I would guess that it could be agues that these numbers were correct but is that realistic? To me it is easier to believe that the person writing this was just stating numbers off the cuff and that it is all bogus. Can this somehow be used to show a person that maybe the bible is not really inspired since if it is, these numbers would have to be accurate. The amount of silver pieces would have to been EXACTLY the correct number, not one more or one less. etc etc et,..
We know the Jws believe that each bible writer was inspired to write down the words in their book as it was somehow bestowed upon them via holy spirit. So Jehovah would know the actual numbers of silver, people killed etc and it would make sense that he would provide an accurate number instead of a inaccurate one, right? If that is true then these numbers would have to be spot on. Sampson would have had to kill exactly 1000 men, not one less or one more as if that were the case, the bible would not be inspired.
If someone were to argue that these things don't REALLY matter then where do you draw the line with being inspired and accurate and when you are just throwing out numbers?
Some other Solomon numbers found in 2nd Chronicles.
Solomon amassed chariots and horsemen. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.
So Solomon assigned 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 men to quarry stone in the mountains and 3,600 to supervise them.…
Now behold, I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, 20,000 kors of crushed wheat and 20,000 kors of barley, and 20,000 baths of wine and 20,000 baths of oil.