This is my first book by Uni Poznansky and it won’t be my last. I confess to not knowing much about Israel’s history but this book was very easy to read and follow.
A Peek at Bathsheba is the tale of David and Bathsheba. We see David’s lust for a married woman and his craving for what he doesn’t have or necessarily need. But even with all of his wives and possessions, it’s Bathsheba that he wants the most.
David would rather focus on his harem of wives and poetry then with politics and his kingdom. He is a man of many words, but not always the words needed for a ruler or even the words that Bathsheba really wants him to say to her.
There were so many sayings and lines that stood out to me, but one of my favorite and what seemed to set the tone for the whole book for me was: “Instead I should focus on other things, such as ruling, studying the law, and trying to uphold it, which is a complicated task for me, especially because of one particular commandment. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” This book shows the struggles of a man to be a king, a husband, and a father. I highly recommend this book!