Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Absalom, Son of David
David’s best know son was, of course, Solomon who succeeded his father as king of Israel. However, David had another son who organized an armed rebellion against his father and came very close to seizing the throne. This son’s name was Absalom. The story of Absalom’s attempt to overthrow his father and be crowned king of Israel is one of the great epoch tales of the Hebrew Scriptures.
This spring the Wednesday Morning Bible Study group will be reading and discussing the story of Absalom. Together, they will explore the theological, ethical and psychological implications of this fascinating story. This group meets in the parish library every Wednesday morning at 10:30. Plan to be part of it.
May 1 Session One II Samuel 13: 1-22
The Rape of Tamar
May 8 Session Two II Samuel 13: 23-38
May 15 Session Three II Samuel 14: 1-24
May 22 Session Four II Samuel 14:28 – 15:12
The Attempted Coup D’état
May 29 Session Five II Samuel 15:13-29
David Flees Jerusalem
June 5 Session Six II Samuel 15:30-37; 16:1-19 & 17:1-16
Hushai, David’s Informant
June 12 Session Seven II Samuel 18:1 – 19:15