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Life of David

Life of David

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by Robert Pinsky

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Part of the Jewish Encounter series

Poet, warrior, and king, David has loomed large in myth and legend through the centuries, and he continues to haunt our collective imagination, his flaws and inconsistencies making him the most approachable of biblical heroes. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate of the United States, plumbs the depths of David&rsquo

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The Life of David 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The goal of this book is to understand the complex, paradoxical life of David, not to deconstruct David according to post-modern analysis, biblical hermeneutics, or text-criticism. Pinsky reprises the famous narratives of David -- Goliath, Bathsheba, Saul -- but he spends most of his book writing about David's often tragic relationships with his children. Retold here with fresh drama is the story of his eldest son, Amnon, who rapes his half-sister of Adonijah, who tries to seize the throne and of the king's youngest, Solomon, who is chosen by David over Adonijah. But the emotional highlight of David's story, as told here, is the death of the rebellious Absalom. A fascinating story brilliantly told!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The life of David is a indepth book that takes us through the scriptures of Davids life and his walk with God.Through this book we learn of the many trials that David had to face in order in becomming the annointed king of Israel. I highly recommend this book to any one who wants to increase there knowledge and understanding in the character of David.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated by the life of David, and this book was brilliant, and exactly what I was looking for!!  The author creates an incredible narrative of the life of David from before birth to death, and I have yet to find another book about David like this one!! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago