How many stalls and horsemen did Solomon have?

Question: How many stalls and horsemen?

KI1 4:26 says "And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen." But CH2 9:25 says "And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem."

Response: 1 Kings 4:26 and 2 Chronicles 9:25 might simply be talking about different points in time. Perhaps Solomon had 4,000 stalls when 2 Chronicles 9:25 was written, and 40,000 when 1 Kings 4:26 was written. I understand that my answer is speculative, but so too is the claim that there's an alleged contradiction.

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