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David's politics : servant, rebel, king

Author: Paul R Abramson
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David's Politics: Servant, Rebel, King" evaluates what we can learn about politics by studying David's life as presented in the Books of Samuel and the first two chapters of 1 Kings. Paul Abramson follows David's life as a servant to King Saul, a rebel against Saul, and as king, and shows that he has considerable political skill in all three stages. Throughout most of this account David displays remarkable  Read more...
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Named Person: David, King of Israel.; David, King of Israel.; Saul, King of Israel.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Abramson
ISBN: 1498545513 9781498545518
OCLC Number: 958779657
Description: xxv, 133 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The rules of kingship to the demand for a king --
Saul, his anointment, and his move from savior to transgressor --
David serves Saul --
David rebels against Saul and the Massacre at Nob --
David spares Saul, Nabal, and once again Saul --
David at Ziklag and Saul at Mount Gilboa --
David's elegies and the civil war between the House of Saul and the House of David --
David conquers Jerusalem, moves the ark there, but does not build a temple --
David's conquests and his administration --
The Ammonite War through the birth of Solomon --
Absalom's Rebellion --
Sheba's revolt through the Great Plague --
David appoints Solomon King --
David's parting advice and Solomon consolidates his rule.
Responsibility: Paul R. Abramson.

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David's Politics evaluates what we can learn about politics by studying David's life as presented in the Books of Samuel and the first two chapters of 1 Kings. This book follows his life as a servant  Read more...

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David is the most fully described Biblical character, warts and all. Abramson does a fine job of bringing the details to a wide audience, and putting them in the context of national and regional Read more...

 
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