Our Mother, Our Queen: Bathsheba through Early Jewish, Christian and Muslim Eyes

Diana Lipton, Meira Polliack

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Character of David in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Subtitle of host publicationWarrior, Poet, Prophets and King
EditorsMarzena Zawanowsk, Mateusz Wilk
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter17
Pages417–453
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9789004465978
ISBN (Print)9789004465961
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameThemes in Biblical Narrative
Volume29

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