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Family Relation Absalom was the son of Maacah (2 Sam 3:3), while Amnon was the son of Ahinoam (2 Sam 3:2), both by David, so they were half-brothers. Tamar is said to be explicitly Absalom's sister (2 Sam 13:1, 32), in a way that Amnon recognizes she is not to him (2 Sam 13:4); yet she is viewed still as all the brothers' sister (1 Chr 3:9), as David ...


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Dr. Robert Chisolm, Jr., Professor of Old Testament, Dallas Theological Seminary, answered this VERY question in his article, “Cracks in the Foundation: Ominous Signs in the Davidic Narrative” (Bibliotheca Sacra, April-June 2016, pp. 154-176). That is, he addresses the moral aspects which led to the practical event of seeing Bathsheba from the roof of his ...


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Your question seems to be "How is this possible?" as a question of total incredulity, that a godly man like David could fall into such a sin. I'll come back to this. Your next question is, "Why would a woman bathe before the king's royal palace or somewhere a king could see her?" She may have assumed that since the army was out to war, as was her husband ...



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