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Rape of Tamar
Despite the biblical prohibition to sexual relations between half-brothers and sisters, (Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, to lure Tamar into his quarters by pretending to be sick and desiring her to cook a special meal for him. While in his quarters, and ignoring her protests, he raped her.) Amnon had an overwhelming desire for her. He took advice from his cousin,
Two years later, to avenge his sister, Absalom, Amnon's half-brother and Tamar's full brother, sent his servants to kill Amnon at a feast to which he had invited all the king's sons. ( )
- The Rape of Tamar, novel by Dan Jacobson (ISBN 1-84232-139-0)
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