Thursday, April 11, 2019

On David

Who Is David?

The classic, heroic figure of King David is the most dominant of many different figures we have of David. The story of the shepherd boy David’s rise from his rejection and flight in to the wilderness to become king of all Israel reflects a long tradition of ancient Near Eastern royal inscriptions from the Bronze Age to the Persian period.

By Thomas L. Thompson
Professor Emeritus
University of Copenhagen
April 4, 2019

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