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Confronting “The Man”: Nathan’s Parable and David’s Sin

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 10 | 7:00–8:30 PM EDT

When the Bible records the sins of great men and women for all posterity, we must ask why? The prolific religious poet and talented musician who was also one of the greatest kings of ancient Israel is equally famous for committing two of the greatest sins in Jewish law: adultery and murder. In a time when prophets were commissioned by God to speak truth to power, Natan HaNavi (in II Samuel 12) rebuked King David. David’s response to the prophet’s accusation was powerful and simple: “I have sinned against the Lord.” In this seminar, we will delve into one of the most famous confrontations in the Hebrew Bible, as we unpack the prophet’s beautiful and complicated parable and the monarch’s moving admission of guilt.

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