It has often been said the KJVs contain an error when reporting the age of King Ahaziah when he began his reign. Others disagree. This discrepancy did not originate with the KJV as some assume. This discrepancy was in the Wycliffe Bible (1395), the Coverdale Bible (1535), the Bishops' Bible (1568), the Geneva Bible (1587) and the Douay-Rheims Bible (1609) before the KJV was published. After the KJV was published the same readings are found in the Webster Bible (1833), the English Revised Version (1885), the American Standard Version (1901), the Jewish Publication Society Old Testament (1917) and many other versions published later. Young's Literal Translation (1862) gives Ahaziah's age as 22 in both verses. The NASB has age 22 in both verses, but a footnote for 2 Chronicles 22:2 indicates the Hebrew text had 42. Ditto the NIV. This is not a question of the inferiority or superiority of any English Bible version. The translators of no Bible version can be condemned for accurately translating the texts available. Yet it seems quite logical Ahaziah could not have been both ages when he began his reign. When did the different ages for Ahaziah first appear? Of course the originals are not available for us to compare. Can someone with a working knowledge of OT Hebrew texts shed some light on this question? Please do not stray off topic into a KJVO debate. As I stated before, this is not a question of the inferiority or the superiority of any particular English Bible version. Please do not try to turn it into such a discussion.