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Old 03-15-2012, 06:10 AM
SecondJudith SecondJudith is offline
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Originally Posted by Sampiro View Post
Solomon, who built the Temple, was the son of an adulteress and his older brother (who God killed in infancy) was conceived through adultery. Did Solomon get a pass because God killing the baby evened out everything and now that David had gotten Uriah killed they were considered legally married (whatever that entailed in a royal polygamous household)?
David and Batsheva's first child would have been a mamzer, I believe, but after they married their children were legally legitimate. It isn't anything to do about morally evening anything out, it's about legal and ritual status. (David, in case you hadn't noticed, had a real thing about other men's wives; the brilliant Abigail is another case in point, as is the very uncomfortable part of the story where he only decides he definitely fancies Michal after she's already married someone else.)