The Sins of King David: A New Historyby 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 worlds most beloved monarch. In actuality, David arranged the murder of Saul, the popular first king of Israel; had Sauls 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 cultures 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.
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