Tuesday, June 16, 2009

King David and Bathsheba


"Anyone who says that David sinned [with Batsheva] is only mistaken. It is written (Shemuel I 18), 'And David was insightful in all of his ways, and Gd was with him' - could he have sinned, and still had Gd with him?

"Then how do I understand the sentence (Shemuel II 12), 'Why did you disgrace the word of Gd, to commit this evil?' That he wished to do it [sleep with Batsheva before she received her get of divorce], but he did not actually do so."

(Talmud, Shabbat 56a)

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