The article considers the complex portrayals of David and Bathsheba in the three religions which, in different ways, see themselves as David’s heirs. Focusing on a story about succession and inheritance, it analyzes a representative selection of textual and visual sources, mainly – though not uniquely – medieval, in an attempt to better understand Jewish, Christian and Islamic exegetical approaches – internal and in relation to each other – to dealing with complications in the Davidic lineage.
|Title of host publication||The Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam|
|Subtitle of host publication||Warrior, Poet, Prophets and King|
|Editors||Marzena Zawanowsk, Mateusz Wilk|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||37|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Name||Themes in Biblical Narrative|