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Critically assess the claim that David's repentance was not genuine. (15marks)

There has always been an ongoing debate regarding David's repentance. The Greek
word for "repent" is metanoeo, which means, "to change one's mind." Biblical
repentance is a change of one's mind. Many scholars question the legitimacy…

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the rich man, and in so doing he judges his own deeds. David condemned his own
actions when he responded to the parable stating,

"As Yahweh lives, the man who did this deserves to die." (2 Samuel 12:56)

It is only when Nathan replies, `You are the…

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`I fasted and wept because I kept thinking, "Who knows? Perhaps Yahweh will take pity
on me and the child will live."' (2 Samuel 12:2122)

David went to his wife and consoled her. By doing this he gives off the impression of the
perfect wife. This could…

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