2 Samuel 13 and Justice for Rape Victims

Second Samuel 13 reveals the horrible and tragic account of Amnon's raping his half-sister Tamar and of what happened in their lives as a result of what he did to her.

1. According to Scripture, what was the just punishment that Amnon should have received for his raping her? Did he receive that punishment?

2. According to Scripture, what comprised the just handling of this matter for Tamar, given that she was completely innocent and not responsible for what happened to her?

3. According to Scripture, who was to administer that justice to Amnon and for Tamar?

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