Did King David have one of his “mighty men” murdered?

by | Apr 25, 2022 | Ask the Pastors

QUESTION

1 Chronicles 11:41 lists Uriah the Hittite as one of David’s mighty men

2 Samuel 11:3 lists Bathsheba as the wife of Uriah the Hittite

Why have I never heard this talked about? How Uriah was one of David’s mighty men. Which I would think would indicate that Uriah was not just one in the hundreds of thousands of Israelites that David may have not even known but one of his top warriors that served and supported him.

1 Chronicles 11:10: “Now these are the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.

It was just something that jumped out at me the last time reading through that I always just kinda missed it as I read through another long list of names.

This is the same Uriah the Hittite right?

ANSWER

It is indeed the same Uriah. This shows how deceptive and destructive sin can be, that it leads us to turn against those closest to us. This is often true in our own lives, when those closest to us end up bearing the brunt of our sinful outbursts.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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