words can slip and slide
and numbers can be forgotten
writing and counting are unreliable.
so go back to one
(debated is if there were 2 pedestals or just 1 pedestal in the temple for the bowls of blood. written labels was considered unreliable. also discussed is the way the sprinkling was counted, always including the one upward sprinkle with the downward so not to be confusing for the feeble High Priest who can easily get muddled up)