Hello r/Judaism, I hope this question is okay. I have been wondering about a matter of traditional Jewish belief from an Orthodox perspective. I know that the Five Books of the Torah is considered to be told by God to Moses who wrote it down with faithful reproduction to this day, and so (given the proper understanding) the texts are supposed to be inerrant. But what about the rest of the Hebrew Bible (written with prophecy and divine providence?)? And would that mean those have any level of inerrancy too? I have wondered, what do rabbinic Orthodox sources say?
For example, when studying let’s say a text in Chronicles, if I find something odd (for example an age for a king that’s different than described elsewhere) and just Google it bringing up different discussions on it, some (not necessarily Orthodox or even Jewish) website might discuss it and say for example that a number listed is a copyist error, while I read in (a translation of) Rashi for example an explanation of any difficulty, and Rashi always seems to treat the text as written as fundamentally correct, just that there’s a different way to understand it than how it might seem in the literal meaning. Is this mandated in the traditional Orthodox view, or do different rabbis take opposing positions? Or is it that the texts aren’t considered infallible but the such commentators nevertheless think the best explanations don’t need to resort to saying the text has errors?
Also, is it different in some ways between the Prophets and the Writings?