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Author: Jennifer Andruska

Title: »Rape« in the Syntax of 2 Samuel 11:4

Subtitle: -

Journal: Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft

Volume: 129

Issue: 1

Year: March 2017 (Published online: March 7, 2017)

Pages: 103-109

ISSN: 0044-2526 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1613-0103 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Cases: Offenders / David; Cases: Victims / Bathsheba; Representations: Biblical Texts / Books of Samuel



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Author: Jennifer Andruska, Faculty of Divinity, University of

Abstract: »Scholars continue to debate whether Bathsheba was an innocent victim of David’s lust, a willing participant in an affair or a calculating seductress manipulating him into it. Many arguments have been put forward in support of her innocence, yet the meaning of various events surrounding her story continues to be debated. This article makes a unique contribution to the discussion by arguing that the syntax of 2 Sam 11,4 actually signals that this was a non-consensual sexual violation, what we call »Rape«.« (Source: Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft)

Wikipedia: Bible: Old Testament / Books of Samuel | Crime and punishment in the Bible: Rape in the Hebrew Bible / Bathsheba, David