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Author: Richard M. Davidson

Title: Did David Rape Bathsheba?

Subtitle: A Case Study in Narrative Theology

Journal: Journal of the Adventist Theological Society

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

Year: Autumn 2006

Pages: 81-95

ISSN: 1550-7378 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

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



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Author: Richard M. Davidson, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews UniversityAcademia.edu, Wikipedia

Contents:

  Introduction (p. 81)
  Narrative Analysis of 2 Samuel 11-12 (p. 82)
    1. Literary Structure (p. 82)
    2. Historical Context (vv. 1-2) (p. 82)
    3. Topographic and Architectural Data Illumined by Archaeology (vv. 2,8-10,13) (p. 83)
    4. The Time of Day (v. 2) and Purpose of Bathing (vv. 2,4) (p. 84)
    5. David's Walking Around on the Palace Rooftop (v. 2) (p. 85)
    6. The Identity of the Bather (v. 3) (p. 86)
    7. Accelerated Narrative Tempo (v. 4) (p. 87)
    8. Verbs of Initiative Indicating David's Power Rape (v. 4) (p. 87)
    9. Bathsheba's Response to the Power Rape (v. 4) (p. 89)
    10. David's Continued Use of Royal Power to Summon Uriah (v. 6) (p. 90)
    11. Bathsheba's Response to Word of Uriah's Death (vv. 26-27) (p. 90)
    12. References to Bathsheba and Uriah at the Time of Uriah's Death (v. 26) (p. 91)
    13. Imagery of David's Ruthlessness Regarding Bathsheba (v. 27) (p. 91)
    14. The Narrator's Explicit Indictment of David, not Bathsheba (v. 27) (p. 91)
    15. Nathan's Parable and Interpretation Indicting David and not Bathsheba (2 Sam 12:1-6) (p. 91)
    16. The Honoring of Bathsheba as Progenitor of the Davidic Line (2 Sam 12:24-25) (p. 92)
    17. Bathsheba the Faithful One in the Time of Revolt Against David (1 Kgs 1) (p. 92)
    18. Bathsheba as Progenitor of the Messiah (Matt 1:6) (p. 93)
  The Narrative of David and Bathsheba in the Adventist Tradition (p. 93)
  Conclusion (p. 95)

Wikipedia: Bible: Hebrew Bible / Books of Samuel, Rape in the Hebrew Bible