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Search: Colloquium 16 (Fall 2019)
October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Bathsheba by Artemisia Gentileschi
Oil on canvas
(H: 265.4 W: 209.6 cm)
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
2 Samuel-1 Kings 1-4 in the NOAB
Topic of Discussion
The reading for this colloquium depict the reign of David, who consolidates control of Judah and Israel, and the succession of Solomon. How does the behavior of David compare and contrast with the way other kings and leaders have acted, for example Gilgamesh in the Epic of Gilgamesh, Agamemnon in Iphigenia at Aulis and the Iliad, the Pharaohs in Genesis and Exodus, Moses and Joshua in Exodus and Joshua, and Saul in 1 Samuel. Come prepared with examples based on specific passages from the texts we have studied so far this semester.