These two chapters mark the turning point in David’s story.
They offer vital clues also to how we “read” biblical narratives.
- Nathan’s story within a story provides hints, abouit the nature of narrative meaning
- David’s strange behaviour during his child’s illness and on his death provides both a clue to an interpretative rule, and some good practice 🙂
[…] to use him for the same purpose here casts a suspicious light on the spin in 2 Sam. 3. As Tim Bulkley puts it: “Up to now, David the Death Machine has been a death machine in the service of God. This is […]