This article engages with the sentiment that since God let David remain king after his adultery with Bathsheba, God can return someone to ministry despite their disqualifying sexual sin. It shows that David remained king because of the strength of God's messianic promise, and the sufficiency of the Messiah's death.
The house of David is central to the Bible's message of salvation. Boda explores in Chapter 1 the theological theme of David and his household. He starts with David and New Testament theology, and proceeds to trace in the Old Testament the relationship between King David and God as king. Relevant passages considered are 1 Samuel 8, Romans 1:3, and 2 Corinthians 6:18.
Beale notes the cultic affinities drawn between the garden of Eden and the temple of Israel. The word pair usually translated as "cultivate" ('abad) and "keep" (shamar) occur together in the Old Testament elsewhere referring only either to Israelites "serving" God and "guarding" (keeping) God's Word, or to priests who "keep" the "service" (or "charge") of the tabernacle.
This map shows the routes followed by David while he fled from Saul. It also identifies locations of biblical events during this time.
This is the third in a trilogy of articles which looks at Eli, Jephthah, and David as biblical examples of bad fathers. This article focuses on the relationship of David to Tamar, and how David responded to rape of his daughter. Through this example the author tackles the problem of fathers being absent from their family.