EGYPT: Thy Brother's Betrothed

And it came to pass in an eveningtide that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house; and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said: "Is not this Bath-Sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?" . . . And it came to pass in the morning that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah . . . saying: "Set...

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