Bathsheba Bible Study- 10 Key Points for Bible Study 08/16/2014

For our lesson of Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:25, here are some important points. The points do not directly answer the questions on pages 99-102 of the text, but may help you in our discussion of the Saturday Bible Study 08/16/2014.

1. Her name means “The Seventh Daughter” or ” The Daughter of an Oath” (Women of the Bible pg.99)

2. Her Beauty made her a victim of a king’s desire. (Women pg. 99)

3. The wife of Uriah, the Hittite, and daughter of Eliam. (2 Samuel 11:3)

4. She committed adultery with David. ( 2 Samuel 11:4)

5. She became the wife of David after Uriah was killed. (2 Samuel 11:14-25)

6. She mourned the death of her husband. (2 Samuel 11:26)

7. After becoming the wife of David, she bore him a son. (2 Samuel 11:27)

8. Her first child died. (2 Samuel 12:13-23)

9. She becomes the mother of Solomon. (2 Samuel 12: 24-25)

10. She influenced David to make Solomon king. (I Kings 1:11-31)

Text: Women of the Bible, 52 Bible Studies for individuals and Groups, Jean E. Syswerda, Zondervan, 1999.

Other references:

1. The NIV Study Bible, Zondervan, 1995.

2. Women of the Bible,  One Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture, Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda, Zondervan, 2007.