Week 1: Introduction to the Course
Week 2: Samuel: Judge of Prophecy
Week 3: Saul
Week 4: The Rise of David
Week 5: The Character of David
Week 6: David's Kingship
Week 7: Bathsheba
Week 8: David's Decline
Bathsheba – Discussion Questions
Questions for Reflection:
1. Although we may all admit that the episode with Bathsheba paints David in a bad light, to what extent does it contribute to the humanizing of this biblical hero? Can we imagine a David without the flaws evident in this story?
2. What are the moral implications of the death of David and Bathsheba’s firstborn son?
3. Why is such an entirely accusatory story included in the narrative of David’s life?
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