This came up in another thread because I was having a hard time accepting that everything in the bible is 100% true, but in all seriousness, does anybody know the realistic size of the Israelite army? In one place in the bible it claims that just for one battle there were 1,100,000 Israeli soldiers and 470,000 soldiers from Judah. I don't think it's an isolated mistake because it also says they completely wiped out a 1,000,000 soldier Ethiopian army and there's also another tale of 500,000 Israeli men being killed by the army of Judah. I find this hard to believe because: 1. combined that's slightly more soldiers than the entire United States, across all locations and divisions, and they were all in one place. 2. The Israeli army for that one battle alone would have been about 3 times bigger than the entire Roman army was across all locations at their peak, which was about 375,000 soldiers across 70 legions. 3. When the massive Mongol army invaded Europe, they had 200,000 soldiers... way less than half of what even the army from Judah supposedly had. The Israelites supposedly had 5.5 times this amount in one spot. 4. The casualties of these first two apparently short battles I mentioned would have easily surpassed Stalingrad. Does anybody who actually thinks about this stuff really believe that's true?