Oct 12, 2019

What Happened between David and Bathsheba

Four recent articles/posts (see links below) have sought to clarify what exactly happened (or did not happen) between David and Bathsheba. More specifically, did David rape Bathsheba? The issue is complicated and there is a measure of ambiguity in 2 Samuel 11. My reading of the text suggests that David acts despicably but his actions probably do not qualify as rape, at least not in the biblical definition of the term (see Burk below).

Unsigned article but discusses Rachael Denhollender's view
Denny Burk
Anne Kennedy
Ruth Graham

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