saw a woman

2 Samuel 11:2

11:2 saw a woman. The fact that Uriah’s house was adjacent to the king’s house would indicate that Uriah himself was quite prominent in Israel. In fact, he was one of David’s “mighty men” (II Samuel 23:39). The further fact that his beautiful wife, Bathsheba, must certainly have known that she could be seen bathing from the king’s roof may suggest that she had ambitions to acquire an even more prominent husband than Uriah. There is no intimation that she demurred when David invited her to visit him.

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