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King David : a biography

Author: Steven L McKenzie
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Oxford University Press paperback.
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One of the most important and complex characters in the Bible, King David has been the subject of many portraits. Through a close reading of biblical texts, history, and archeological discoveries,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David, King of Israel.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L McKenzie
ISBN: 0195147081 9780195147087
OCLC Number: 49783870
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: viii, 232 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Images: the need for a biography of David --
Was there a King David?: extrabiblical sources --
Royal propaganda: the Bible's account of David's life --
Was David a shepherd?: David's origins and youth --
Who killed whom?: the Goliath story and David's career as a soldier in Saul's army --
Holy terrorist: David and his outlaw band --
Assassin: David's reign as King of Judah --
The cost of kingship: the policies and changes of David's administration --
Like father, like son: the Bathsheba affair and Absalom's revolt --
Poetic justice: the last days of King David --
Finished portrait: a synopsis.
Series Title: Oxford University Press paperback.
Responsibility: Steven L. McKenzie.
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McKenzie is little short of brilliant. The New York Times Book Review A provocative look at a complex biblical figure...McKenzie uses biblical texts and recent archaeological discoveries to paint a Read more...

 
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