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King David The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel (Ballantine Reader"s Circle) by Jonathan Kirsch

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Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English


  • Judaism,
  • Old Testament,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Historical - General,
  • Religious,
  • Royalty,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Religious

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9398321M
ISBN 100345435052
ISBN 109780345435057

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Dec 13,  · I grew up reading through the books of history in the Bible that told of all the stories and adventures of all the different kings of Israel and the war-ridden land, but I never really understood the personal significance behind the story of one of the great kings of Israel, David. J.S. Park's "The Life of King David" is an amazing combination of narrative and truth-speaking that captures the David in all /5(37). Oct 22,  · Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders is a children's book written to get the grade school age child to know who King David from the Bible is and to make him more real to the reader. This book takes the young reader from David as a boy shepherding /5(35). In this novel, King David is a guy who falsely takes credit for slaying Goliath, he is an unstable commoner who aspires to the Kingship, and who achieves it through the thuggery of his cousin Joab. Sound like the David of the Bible to you? In fact, there are some shades of truth in Schmitt's portrayal of David. There are places in the Old Testament where credit for slaying Goliath is given to Elkanan, not /5. Gladys Schmitt's novel David the King was a richly embellished biography of David's entire life. The book took a risk, especially for its time, in portraying David's relationship with Jonathan as overtly homoerotic, but was ultimately panned by critics as a bland rendition of the title happyplacekidsgym.comessor: Ish-bosheth.

David lived a frustrating life, first in the shadow of his brothers, then constantly on the run from vengeful King Saul. Even after he became king of Israel, David was engaged in almost constant warfare to defend the kingdom. King David was a great military conqueror, but he could not conquer himself. Not as a great warrior or mighty king did David win the everlasting love of our people, and indeed of all peoples on earth, but as the author of the Book of Psalms (Tehillim), the sweetest poetry of Israel. King David was a link in the continued transmission of the Torah, being the spiritual successor to the prophet Samuel. He surrounded himself with a group of prophets and scholars and together they . One of King David’s greatest works, and arguably his greatest legacy, was the book of Psalms. During his spare time, King David would study the Torah and sing songs of praise to G‑d. The book of Psalms has been a refuge for the Jewish people in their times of trouble throughout history. The Story of David, the Shepherd Boy The Wonder Book of Bible Stories — Logan Marshall Living at Ramah, in the mountains of Ephraim, there was a man whose name was Elkanah. He had two wives, as did many men in that time.

May 21,  · But Kyle Baker's comic book version of King David renders that classic confrontation in 17 wordless pages, comprising one of the freshest, most suspenseful and thrilling descriptions of its subject that you are likely to find/5(7). David, second king of ancient Israel, an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He was the father of Solomon. The primary evidence for David’s career is constituted by several chapters of the books 1 and 2 Samuel in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Books & Related Items on King David & the Bible. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The two books of Kings recount the fate of the monarchy in Israel after the death of King David. Many old traditions have been preserved in the books, but they have been reworked by the historian. The first two chapters of 1 Kings complete the story of David, begun in the preceding books of Samuel, and tell of the accession of his son Solomon.