Women of the Word: Bathsheba

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David and Bathsheba is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. But most times we tend to focus on David’s sin and consequences instead of Bathsheba, who is equally guilty of committing adultery. If she had done some things differently, David might not have been tempted to sin at all. Bathsheba is mentioned in the books of 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 1 Chronicles, and once in Psalm as David pleaded with God to have mercy and compassion on him despite his sin. Before getting with David, Bathsheba was married to Uriah the Hittite who as a soldier in the army of Israel. Here are three things we can learn from the life of the beautiful Bathsheba.

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