2 Samuel: David under the curse?
By the middle of 2 Samuel the reign of King David appears to have reached its height of success with Israel’s enemies defeated and a major empire established. From that point on, however, it all starts to unravel as David commits adultery with Bathsheba initiates a series of events which bring more and more disaster upon his kingdom. Part of the value of these narratives is their ruthless honesty about the consequences of human actions but also the way in which this period pointed to the need for a greater Davidic king who would bring God’s Kingdom in all its fullness.
|2 November||David and Bathsheba||2 Samuel 11-12||Carolyn Lucas|
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|16 November||Amnon and Tamar||2 Samuel 13||Luke Wickings|
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