AMNON & ABSALOM RAPE, INCEST & MURDER
PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS Amnon Jonadab Tamar David Absalom
II Samuel 13:1-21 Open your Bibles
SEEDS TO THE CRIME Amnon Lust Power Peer Pressure Arrogance No Fear of Punishment
II Samuel 13:22-29 Open your Bibles
SEEDS TO THE CRIME Absalom Anger to Amnon Anger to David Premeditation
LEGAL SYSTEM IN EFFECT Was rape a crime … During the Patriarchal Age? Under Mosaic law? In the First Century? Is rape a sin?
LEGAL SYSTEM IN EFFECT Was incest a crime … During the Patriarchal Age? Under Mosaic law? In the First Century? Is incest a sin?
PUNISHMENT Amnon No punishment from David Murdered by Absalom
PUNISHMENT Absalom No punishment shown Self imposed exile
THE CRIME NOW Date Rape Familial Rape Incest not illegal in all countries
LESSONS FOR US Uncontrolled lust leads to disaster Inconsistent and arbitrary parental discipline = Problems Teach and practice self control