The Resource King David : the real life of the man who ruled Israel, Jonathan Kirsch

King David : the real life of the man who ruled Israel, Jonathan Kirsch

Label
King David : the real life of the man who ruled Israel
Title
King David
Title remainder
the real life of the man who ruled Israel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kirsch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • David, King of the Jews, possessed every flaw and failing a mortal is capable of, yet men and women adored him and God showered him with many more blessings than he did Abraham or Moses. He was the original "alpha male" and an authentic sex symbol, a ruggedly handsome man who inspired both hero-worship and carnal love. A charismatic leader, exalted as "a man after God's own heart," he was also capable of deep cunning and bloodthirsty violence. Now, in King David: The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel, bestselling author Jonathan Kirsch reveals this commanding individual in all his glory and fallibility
  • 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 and possibly lover; his celebrated reign in Jerusalem, where his dynasty would hold sway for generations. Yet for all his greatness, David was also a man in thrall to his passions--a voracious lover who secured the favors of his beautiful mistress Bathsheba and then secretly arranged the death of her innocent husband; a merciless warrior who triumphed through cruelty; a troubled father who failed to protect his daughter from rape and whose beloved son Absalom rose against him in armed insurrection
  • Weaving together biblical texts with centuries of interpretation and commentary, as well as the startling discoveries of modern biblical archaeology and scholarship, Jonathan Kirsch brings King David to life in these pages with extraordinary freshness, intimacy, and vividness of detail. At the center of this inspiring narrative stands a hero of flesh and blood--not the cartoon giant-slayer of sermons and Sunday school stories or the immaculate ruler of legend and art but a magnetic, disturbingly familiar man--a man as vibrant and compelling today as he has been for millennia. Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Kirsch, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 222/.4092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS580.D3
LC item number
K54 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • David
  • David
  • David
Label
King David : the real life of the man who ruled Israel, Jonathan Kirsch
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the Time When Kings Go Forth to Battle
  • The Daughter of the Seven Gods
  • The Rape of Tamar
  • "Bloodstained Fiend of Hell!"
  • "O Absalom, My Son, My Son!"
  • An Angel at the Threshing-Floor
  • Heat
  • The Quality of Light at Tel Dan
  • The Biblical Biographers of David
  • Charisma
  • The Wrong King
  • "He Is the One"
  • Innocent Blood
  • Desperado
  • Ghostwife
  • "Shall the Sword Devour Forever?"
  • City of David
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 368 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035887805
Label
King David : the real life of the man who ruled Israel, Jonathan Kirsch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • At the Time When Kings Go Forth to Battle
  • The Daughter of the Seven Gods
  • The Rape of Tamar
  • "Bloodstained Fiend of Hell!"
  • "O Absalom, My Son, My Son!"
  • An Angel at the Threshing-Floor
  • Heat
  • The Quality of Light at Tel Dan
  • The Biblical Biographers of David
  • Charisma
  • The Wrong King
  • "He Is the One"
  • Innocent Blood
  • Desperado
  • Ghostwife
  • "Shall the Sword Devour Forever?"
  • City of David
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 368 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035887805

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