2 Samuel 13-14: Amnon, Tamar and Absalom

The book of 2 Samuel turns on chapter 11, as David’s blessed reign is blighted by his adultery and murder. From now on, the sword will not leave his household. Calamity will come upon him from within his own family. Stuart Holman leads this reflection on chapters 13 and 14, which begin to tell of David’s experience of this family conflict.