URIAH THE HITTITE

                                                Murdered for Beauty

 

            Though Abraham thought he would be murdered by a black king as a result of his wife’s beauty, this actually happened to a black man by a Jewish king.  The event occurred  at the hands of the only person God called a man after His own heart:  King David the shepherd boy, who killed a black giant for defying his God, killed another descendant of Ham for a very different reason that led to a political sex scandal and cover-up.  The story is contained in 2 Samuel chapter 11.  

 

“It came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon. But David tarried till at Jerusalem. And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; … and she returned unto her house.”

David had recently banished his wife, Michal, from his bed for her lack of reverence toward him.  While his lust was at its height, he was enticed into believing that he could have a sexual liaison without getting caught, so he summoned this Gilonite of Canaan for his evening pleasure, even after hearing she was married to a man named Uriah the Hittite-Canaanite. The Hittites and Gilonites were Ham’s descendants through Canaan making them people of color. The rest of this story is contained in The Complete Works of Blacks in the Bible or Blacks in the Bible Vol. I. order it today at WWW.BLACKSINTHEBIBLE.NET.