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1 Kings 14:12 "As for you, go back home. When you [Jeroboam's wife] set foot in your city, the boy will die.

1 Kings 14:17 Then Jeroboam's wife got up and left and went to Tirzah. As soon as she stepped over the threshold of the house, the boy died.

  • It is not clear what contradiction you speak of; did you, by any chance, mean to say that these two verses contradict a third, which you forgot to mention ? – Lucian Sep 30 at 3:34
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Let's unify the two verses by lining them up as follows:

When         you        set foot in          your city,                the boy will die.
As soon as   she        stepped over    the threshold of the house,    the boy died.

Her house was on the city boundary perimeter. In those days, some houses were built in the city wall.

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  • An example is Rahab's house in Jericho. Her house appears to have been part of the wall. – Nigel J Sep 29 at 21:05

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