»Rape« in the Syntax of 2 Samuel 11:4
Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
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Andruska, J. (2017). »Rape« in the Syntax of 2 Samuel 11:4. Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 129 (1), 103-109. https://doi.org/10.1515/zaw-2017-0007
Scholars continue to debate whether Bathsheba was an innocent victim of David’s lust, a willing participant in an affair or a calculating seductress manipulating him into it. Many arguments have been put forward in support of her innocence, yet the meaning of various events surrounding her story continues to be debated. This article makes a unique contribution to the discussion by arguing that the syntax of 2 Sam 11,4 actually signals that this was a non-consensual sexual violation, what we call »Rape«.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaw-2017-0007
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/264161