GearTalk Biblical Theology

David and Bathsheba or Eve and the Forbidden Fruit?

Episode Summary

The story of David and Bathsheba is unexpected. Before this story, David can do no wrong. After this story, David can do nothing right. Why does 1-2 Samuel choose to focus on David's sins when it does? Does this negative portrayal of David have anything to do with Jesus? Listen to this podcast to learn how David's sin with Bathsheba is like Eve's sin with the fruit. Eve's sin resulted in God promising that her promised offspring would defeat the serpent. And like Eve, David's sin makes us anticipate the coming of David's promised offspring all the more.

Episode Notes

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