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King David

King David

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Written by Jonathan KirschAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jonathan Kirsch

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: August 28, 2001
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-43505-7 (0-345-43505-2)
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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Weaving together biblical texts with centuries of interpretation and commentary, Jonathan Kirsch examines the life of King David with an extraordinary freshness to clarity of detail. In a taut, dramatic narrative, Kirsch brings new depth and psychological complexity to the familiar events of David's life-his slaying of the giant Goliath and his swift challenge to the weak rule of Saul, the first Jewish king; his tragic relationship with Saul's son Jonathan, David's cherished friend; his celebrated reign in Jerusalem, where his dynasty would hold sway for generations.