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Bathsheba

Bathsheba the Kingmaker

Bathsheba first appears as the object of David’s lust, then as the mother of Solomon, who pleads with the king to make her son his heir. And yet, a close look at her actions shows her to be someone with agency, able to manipulate her husband and even her son to ensure Solomon’s safety and rule.

Prof.

Carl S. Ehrlich

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King David and Oedipus Rex

Reading the Succession Narrative as Anti-Monarchic Greek Tragedy

Dr.

Richard Lederman

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