Old Testament Essays
On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
Print version ISSN 1010-9919
VAN DER BERGH, Ronald H.. Deadly traits: A narratological analysis of character in 2 Samuel 11. Old testam. essays [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.1, pp.180-192. ISSN 2312-3621.
This narratological study takes a closer look at the characters of the ambiguous story of David, Uriah and Bathsheba. First, different theories of character are discussed to highlight the nature of narrative character. Special attention is given to the nature of biblical characters. A combination of these theories is then used to analyse the characters of 2 Samuel 11.