Analysis of the David-Bathsheba Story Essay

1998 Words Jul 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Liberty University School of Divinity

Analysis of the David-Bathsheba Story

Dr. Gary E. Schnittjer, Ph.D.

OBST 515- D06 LUO

By

Thurmond L. Becote

May 8, 2016

Table of Content
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………1
Thesis……………………………………………………………………………………………1
King David’s Raise to Fame……………………………………………………………………2
Bathsheba the Wife of Uriah…………………………………………………………………2-4
Uriah a Man of honor………………………………………………………………………….4-5
King David Fall to Shame……………………………………………………………………..5-6
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………...6-7

Introduction
We have heard the story of David and Bathsheba many, many times before; but have you ever thought of King David (man after God’s own heart) as being a sinful and wicked
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The ultimate goal here is to challenge the writer find a definitive reason for the downfall of King David who is said to be a man after God’s own heart. King David’s Raise to Fame King David is known as one of the greatest kings that ever lived. He started out as lowly Sheppard boy to become one of the greatest kings of biblical times. Before David became King of Israel he herded his father’s sheep with his life in the fields; and was said to have killed a lion and a bear protecting them. The Old Testament prophet Samuel anointed David to become King Israel while Saul was still the king of Israel; because Saul was the King that the people wanted and he disobeyed God. David raise to fame began with him stepping up to face the giant Philistine Goliath; when King Saul seems to be fear of the giant. Smith (1933) tell us that,
”We first encounter David as a lad in his father’s home at Bethlehem, where Samuel anointed him king over Israel (I Sam. 16 1 -13).2 A little later on he is called in to relieve Saul’s insanity by playing the lyre and is appointed Saul’s armour-bearer (I Sam. 16 14-23).3 His next appearance is in Saul’s camp when Israel is fighting the Philistines.”
God has placed David in the present of King Saul even through David has been anointed by Samuel as king of Israel; God still allows the people’s King as his own servants raise David above their King through