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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: We know King David and King Solomon but do we know the mother of King Solomon? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To study Bathsheba which leds us to the real King of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) Isaiah 9:6 (New Living

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I. EXORDIUM:

We know King David and King Solomon but do we know the mother of King Solomon?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To study Bathsheba which leds us to the real King of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)

Isaiah 9:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

IV. TEXT:

1 Kings 1:17 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

She replied, “My lord, you made a vow before the Lord your GOD when you said to me, ‘Your son Solomon will surely be the next king and will sit on my throne.’

V. THESIS:

Bathsheba plays an important role as the mother of the peaceful, wise King Solomon

VI. TITLE:

Life Of Bathsheba

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. 1 Kings - second in a series of three double books: 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, and 1 & 2 Chronicles, originally they were single books Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, the Septuagint translators made the division

The Septuagint translators were the ones who made the divisions, and they did so more or less for the convenience of the reader.—Source:

J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

B. Traditional writer: Prophet Jeremiah

C. Common expression: "as David his father" occurred 9 times

D. Place in the Bible: History of the kings, reveals the decline and fall of the kingdom

1. first the kingdom was divided

2. each kingdom fell

E. Moral teaching: to show man his inability to rule himself and the world.

If King Saul symbolized the law and his son Jonathan symbolized knowledge.

King David symbolized grace and his son Solomon symbolized wisdom. (application of knowledge)

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Talks with the King David

"She replied, “My lord,"

1. Bathsheba is an important woman in the Old Testament because she is the mother of King Solomon.

Bathsheba was mentioned 11 times in the Old Testament, 8 times in the book of 1 Kings, twice in the book of 2 Samuel and once in Psalms.

Not only she's majority in the book of the Kings, but her name is significant as well.

Bathsheba came from the Hebrew word:"bath-sheba" meaning "daughter of an oath". She was born for this very purpose to bear the oath of the LORD to King David.

2. Facts about her:

a. wife of Uriah who committed adultery with King David (2 Samuel 11)

b. became wife of King David (2 Samuel 11)

c. mother of Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24, 1 King 1,2, 1 Chronicles 3:5)

d. has 4 sons born to David namely Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon (1 Chronicles 3:5)

e. takes her bath late in the afternoon. (2 Samuel 11:2)

1 Chronicles 3:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

The sons born to David in Jerusalem included Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. Their mother was Bathsheba, the daughter of Ammiel.

e. woman of unusual beauty, enough to convince the King David to be attracted to her (2 Samuel 11:2)

2 Samuel 11:2 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Late one afternoon, after his midday rest, David got out of bed and was walking on the roof of the palace. As he looked out over the city, he noticed a woman of unusual beauty taking a bath.


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