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The Sins of King David: A New History
     

The Sins of King David: A New History

by Gary Greenberg
 
The common view of King David is of a young boy full of courage, piety and humility who grew to be a goodly king. Not so, writes Gary Greenberg in this stunning history of the world’s most beloved monarch. In actuality, David arranged the murder of Saul, the popular first king of Israel; had Saul’s seven sons hanged; did not slay Goliath; and had an affair

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The common view of King David is of a young boy full of courage, piety and humility who grew to be a goodly king. Not so, writes Gary Greenberg in this stunning history of the world’s most beloved monarch. In actuality, David arranged the murder of Saul, the popular first king of Israel; had Saul’s seven sons hanged; did not slay Goliath; and had an affair with Bathsheba, impregnated her, and arranged the murder of her husband. Finally, David allied himself with the Philistines, the enemies of Israel. In sum, he was deceitful, corrupt, a tyrant and a murderer.

Drawing on the latest historical research, as well as detailed biblical analysis, this book represents a groundbreaking new look at one of our culture’s most revered figures. Greenberg takes a fresh look at the biblical stories of David, unraveling the written skeins and hidden truths that weave through the biblical texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402201448
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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