2 Samuel 11:4

“So David sent messengers and took her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she had been purifying herself from her uncleanness.) Then she returned to her house.” (2 Samuel 11:4, ESV). It is interesting to…

2 Samuel 11:7

Brueggemann notes the threefold use of ‘shalom‘ in this verse which seems to me to reveal the discord and alienation that is going on in David’s inner being. David is feigning interest in everyone else’s ‘shalom’ (well-being, peace) while he…

Feasting on 2 Samuel 11

“But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD” (2 Samuel 11:27) Last post I had some criticism of a devotional commentary on 2 Samuel 11. John Woodhouse has a long, detailed analysis of this chapter and, by the…

Preaching 2 Samuel 11

Preaching on 2 Samuel 11-12. David and Bathsheba. The current passage of study is 2 Samuel 11. Now when it comes to the story of David in the books of Samuel this is one that everyone is familiar with. I’ve…