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    When Bathsheba told him about the pregnancy, David immediately sent word to Joab: “send me Uriah the Hittite” (2 Samuel 11:6). Upon Uriah’s arrival, David encouraged him to go back home and sleep with Bathsheba so that he would believe that the child is his own. David told Uriah to first go home and “wash your feet” (2 Samuel 11:8). Then, he invited Uriah to “eat, drink and lie” (Kim and Nyengele, 97). Unfortunately, both plots failed because Uriah, the faithful soldier, refused to sleep with his wife while other people were still fighting in the war. As a consequence, David wrote a letter to Joab in the next morning to “set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting” (2 Samuel 11:14). Under the circumstances, I argue that David would have had the option to confess his sin to Uriah rather than murder him. He could have financially helped Uriah and Bathsheba to raise the child, or brought the innocent baby to his house. However, giving up all the chances to stop sinning, David eventually chose to kill Uriah. As the center of power, David aggressively removes anything that impedes the fulfillment of his desire (Kim and Nyengele, 113). Therefore, both Bathsheba and Uriah are innocent victims of David’s moral…

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    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 his physical appearance but has what it took to be a good leader. Now King…

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    civilization interprets and executes art differently, aiding in the immense diversity we see. From approximately 1400 BCE to 460 BCE, several different civilizations were taking control over the Near East, thus bringing their own aesthetic to the arts. In addition to these novel and ever changing aesthetics, the art and architecture was also affected by the civilizations coming before them. The Lion Gate in Hattusha (near present day Boghazkoy, Turkey) dates back to the Hittites empire from…

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    Essay On Ancient Empires

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    in agriculture we had populations. People started moving to rivers to be able to grow crops. Which had them live by a lot of people. But the starting of an empire is a different story. Empires formed before 350 BC for four main reasons. The reasons are climate change, migrations, new technologies, and administrative innovations. Egypt, Persia, and Neo-Assyrians showed these techniques while building their empires. One reason empires are built during this time is climate change. A major drought…

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    Battle Of Kadesh Analysis

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    This goal of this paper is to critically assess the Battle of Kadesh through the analysis of both primary texts, relief carvings, and secondary analysis by scholars. The Battle of Kadesh is by and large considered to be a stalemate for the Hittites and the Egyptians, as no territory was gained or lost. However, the reliefs and texts that were created six times on the sides of temples reveal a celebration of Ramesses II’s victory over the Hittites despite the battle being near disastrous for the…

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    Psalm 51 Passage

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    How did David express his sorrow after sleeping with another man's wife? David is the man after the heart of God. He became king, and God even made a covenant with him. Even though all these things happened he fell into sin, so how did he repent? Psalm 51 is written when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had slept with Bathsheba. This is a passage was to ask for the forgiveness, and mercy of God for what he has done to God, Bathsheba and Uriah the hittite. Uriah the hittite was one of the…

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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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    his noble party. Their 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…

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    King David Downfall

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    persuade certain men to do the same thing that he was doing but failed in doing so (Deffinbaugh). Bath-sheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite, an officer in David’s army, and while Uriah was away she was left at home, alone. While David was on his roof one evening looking over the city of Jerusalem, he saw a beautiful young woman bathing. David did not act as a man of that age should and he did not look away. Instead he just stood there staring and contemplating at her beauty. David then…

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    peeping Tom. o What are David’s sins? (note: there are several) ϖ David commits an ultimate sin that leads to many others trying to cover it up. The first sin David commits happens up on the roof looking out and becomes lustful for a woman, Bathsheba, who is another man’s wife. Secondly, he takes her into his home and rapes her. Then, after he learns of her pregnancy, he brings home his faithful servant, Uriah the Hittite, so that he may sleep with his wife. After his refusal both the first and…

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