My short article for the Theology of Work Commentary, “David’s Rape of Bathsheba and Murder of Uriah” went live today. From their website: “The vision of the Theology of Work Project is that every Christian be equipped and committed for work as God intends.” It was an honor to contribute to this important project.
Here’s a quote from the article: “When we call this incident adultery or impugn Bathsheba’s actions, we are not only ignoring the text, but we are essentially blaming the victim. However, when we call it rape and focus on David’s actions, we not only take the text seriously, but we validate the stories of other victims of sexual abuse. Just as God saw what David did to Bathsheba, so God sees what perpetrators do to sexual abuse victims today.”
My interview on the book of Jonah for the podcast of Michael Eisley just went live today. Among his many other ministry roles, Dr. Eisley served as the president of Moody Bible Institute.
As I was perusing the Society of Biblical Literature blogs today, I came across two highly relevant blogs on these two women. These blogs are written by Old Testament scholars who are able to take some of their research and express it in language that is easily understandable to all readers of the Old Testament. If you’re interested in these women, check these two blogs: