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    Ruochen Feng THEO 10002 Professor Fitzgerald Nov. 24th. 2016 David, the rapist and murderer in the Bathsheba Affair David, the second king of Israel and Judah, is a capable leader and a heroic figure in the Hebrew Bible. Despite his great public success, David lives a tumultuous private life, which can be seen, for example, from the Bathsheba Affair. In this story, the Bible provides an ambiguous narration, thus people have been continuously pondering for the question that who is actually the guilty person in this incident. In this paper, I argue that David is the rapist and murderer in the Bathsheba Affair, while Bathsheba is the innocent victim taken by the powerful king. In the following paragraphs, I will first argue that David is the…

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    negligent criticisms and over bearing behavior engulf Oedipus with rage and killed them all. The Biblical Character King David was also a victim of a sinful fate for the killing of a Hittite soldier named Uriah the former husband of King David’s wife Bathsheba. King David had taken upon himself send Uriah to meet with one of his commanding officer with a letter By King David ordering Uriah to fight within the front lines of battle in their current war where he was killed instantly by enemy…

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    more than happy to be able to say that God is my harness and that He will be there for me through all the ups and downs in my life. Dear Diary, Going to a Christian school has helped build my worldview. Since I go to a Christian school I am able to dig deeper into the Bible each and everyday. In middle school we learned about so many things from the Bible. In eighth grade we read a lot about King David in the books of first and second Samuel. David was chosen to be king not by…

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    ways in which Biblical scholars characterize David. The first is the traditional version of David being a good shepherd who become the king of Israel. The second is the critical version with David scheming and murdering to become king of Israel. The characterization of David can be seen in two ways when reading the biblical text, naïve or suspicious. Bosworth points out that both readings of the biblical text are not contradictory. The first version follows the apologetic tone where David is…

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    When Adam felt optimistic, he was more likely to take responsibility and went out and completed the command that God gave him to do outside the garden. Unlike King David, when we look at him, we see the incident with him and Bathsheba. David found that he was helpless when being exposed to the mere fact that he had committed a sin against God, he became ultimately pessimism. David was in a position where he was King and could have anything that he wanted. King David like the dogs was in a place…

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    The Story of David and Bathsheba Everyone knows the story of David and Bathsheba and the turmoil it caused not only him but his whole kingdom. David was not where he was supposed to be, and it allowed for sin to enter his life. The consequences of this action would be deadly. For as long as I could remember, the story of David and Bathsheba was a very “surface level” Bible story in Sunday School to warn against sin. My little mind thought if I did not listen to Mom tell me to clean up my…

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    The work that I am analyzing is Bathsheba After the Bath by Jan Steen (1626-1679). I believe the meaning of the painting shows exactly what women had to endure to be presented to a man of high royalty and had no rights in the matter to reject his advances. The gloomy colors in the painting correlates with the emotion that Bathsheba expresses. Examining the painting I found interesting props surrounding Bathsheba and the maidservants. The painting tells the story of how King David sent for…

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    publication of Jude the Obscure caused a major scandal in 1895, Hardy stopped writing novels and devoted the rest of his life (more than 30 years) to poetry. His last great project was an epic poem titled "The Dynasts," a versed chronicle of the Napoleonic Wars. After some time he built himself a house in his native Dorsetshire in London and lived there for the rest of his life. He was widowed in 1912 and married Florence Dugdale in 1914. Bathsheba Everdene is a beautiful young woman without…

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    one fact remains consistent: love is like falling asleep—it happens slowly, then all at once. In Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd, Bathsheba Everdene experiences what true love means through the quest of courting three suitors during the course of the novel. She depicts what it is like to want to live on her own terms in a society where a woman’s freedom is limited by custom and expectation. As she tries to figure out what she wants to do and who she wants to be, the world keeps…

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    This is not only wrong in the sense of the covenant, but also in the political sense since “the Hittite indicated his non-Isrealite heritage. He may have been a resident alien, a class whose rights kings were especially charged to guard.”(NOAB, 459) Once David discovers that Bathsheba is with child he orders Uriah to sleep with Bathsheba, which Uriah refuses to do. I am both confused and impressed by the fact that David wishes Uriah lay with Bathsheba. Confused that Uriah would be ignorant of…

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