Uriah the Hittite


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Uriah the Hittite

while he is at war, his wife sleeps with David. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:6]
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The King can do what the Victorian middle-class protagonist cannot: he writes a letter--delivered by Uriah the Hittite himself--in which he orders Joab to send Uriah to 'the forefront of the hottest battle [.
Uriah the Hittite is either remarkably shrewd--guessing the King's evil scheme, he is determined to ridicule it (9)--or extremely naive.
As Alexander Welsh reminds us, King David was a great man and Uriah the Hittite a lesser, but it was Uriah who was legally married to Bathsheba and David who lusted after her.
But despite David's greatness as a political leader, he also committed adultery with Bathsheba and facilitated the death of her husband, Uriah the Hittite.
David, also according to Jewish scriptures, sent the soldier Uriah the Hittite to his death at the front to have his wife Bathsheba (Yitzhak Rabin in his first tenure in the early eighties alluded to this recent story at the Knesset).