Look, in any translation, at 2 Samuel 11:2–6, King David’s first encounter with Bathsheba, half a novel in five sentences. David is home from the war. Time stops. It is evening. David arises from his bed. From the roof, he sees a woman bathing. He has her brought to him. He lies with her. Time jumps forward: She is pregnant. David sends for the woman’s husband, his own general, Uriah, in order to urge Uriah to sleep with Bathsheba.