Bathsheba’s Story (Part 2): How My Friends Changed Their Perspectives

city wall cropMy formal research on Bathsheba revealed a variety of opinions about Bathsheba, which I divided into three categories: (1) immoral and complicit, (2) reformed sinner, and (3) helpless victim.

Some people think that Bathsheba had no qualms about having sex with the king, perhaps even instigating it herself. Some take this view a step further by claiming that she was a repentant sinner whose sin God redeemed. The third group views her as a victim, not a sinner, and in no way at fault. Read more