During the siege of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar II’s army destroyed Solomon’s temple. For whatever reason the bible waited until this late in the game to take stock of the temple’s inventory. While Neby’s soldiers were carrying off their plunder, both 2 Kings and Jeremiah describe what was lost. Two of these items were pillars adorned with capitals (also known as chapiters in the KJV and others) (I generally use the Catholic bible for my contradictions). Both books describe the height of the capitals, but there is a fundamental problem: Neither book can agree on how high the capitals were.
First in 2 Kings 25:17 we learn the capitals are three cubits high (4.5 feet, ~1.4 meters).
But then in Jeremiah 52:22 the capitals swell to five cubits (7.5 feet, ~2.3 meters).
What I find most interesting about this contradiction is Jeremiah was written first, around 600 BC. 1 and 2 Kings were originally a single book, written around 550 BC. In this case the capitals didn’t actually swell in Jeremiah; they shrunk in 2 Kings!!
The generally accepted apologist explanation for this contradiction is that the numbers were accidentally changed by copyist error. I’ve mentioned this before: Many Christians put a lot — A LOT — of stock into a book they know is the product of thousands upon thousands of copyist mistakes. Even if I were to wake up one day believing in god,* it could never be the god of Abraham. His works are too plagued by human error.
*ME?!! Believing in god?! Don’t count on it.