Analysis of the David-Bathsheba Story

1976 words 8 pages
Liberty University School of Divinity

Analysis of the David-Bathsheba Story

Dr. Gary E. Schnittjer, Ph.D.

OBST 515- D06 LUO

By

Thurmond L. Becote

May 8, 2016

Table of Content
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………1
Thesis……………………………………………………………………………………………1
King David’s Raise to Fame……………………………………………………………………2
Bathsheba the Wife of Uriah…………………………………………………………………2-4
Uriah a Man of honor………………………………………………………………………….4-5
King David Fall to Shame……………………………………………………………………..5-6
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………...6-7

Introduction
We have heard the story of David and Bathsheba many, many times before; but have you ever thought of King David (man after God’s own heart) as being a sinful and wicked
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David later takes Saul’s daughter Michal as his wife; and he becomes King of Israel; after Saul and his son’s is kill in battle, fighting against the Philistines.
Bathsheba the Wife of Uriah Now let us take a look at Bathsheba the daughter Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite; one of King David’s military warriors. In 2 Samuel 11 we find the story of David and Bathsheba committing adultery; most theologians have looked at this story as being that of a King abusing his power as King by taking advantage of a poor and helpless maiden; and then there are those that think Bathsheba may not have been so innocent after all. The question may come to mine as to why King David was at his home while his men were out in the fields waging war with the enemy. Research tells us that David started out going in the field with his men on every mission until he had a very close call. Garsiel (1993) states,
“The desire to preserve his life was established very early in his reign. In a battle against the Philistines he tired and was nearly killed, and his men swore that he should not accompany them again, lest he fall and thus "extinguish the light of Israel" (21:15-17).”
This give’s us and explanation for King David not being on the battle field; but how did the affair between David and Bathsheba get

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