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If women are simply property, is it even possible to sin against them? Would non-consensual / coercive sex even be note-worthy for that narrator?

The same narrator is very sympathetic to Tamar’s predicament when she is raped by her brother Amnon. The morality of the incident is complicated but the violence against the woman is unequivocally condemned, and Amnon is later killed for his crime.

I wonder how she felt about her baby being first killed to punish someone else, and then ‘replaced’.

We are told that David “comforted” his wife after the death of the child (2 Sam. 12:24), and presumably his later insistence that her son would become king indicates some concern for her feelings. But that’s about it. These histories are by and large the accounts of the actions of men; women operate below the radar.

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