Berit Olam

Berit Olam

Details

Author(s)
Craig E. Morrison
Format
Hardback | 344 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 27mm | 709g
Publication date
12 Nov 2013
Publisher
Michael Glazier Inc
Publication City/Country
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0814650430
ISBN13
9780814650431
Bestsellers rank
548,954

Description

King David ranks among the most intriguing persons in the Hebrew Bible. The Second Book of Samuel tells the story of David's kingship-his public successes and his private foibles. The narrator's rehearsal of this story, as questioning as it is vivid, glimpses the secrets of David's heart. In this commentary, Craig E. Morrison focuses on the aesthetics of the "art of the telling": how does the narrator succeed in breathing life into his portrait of David? How does he draw the reader into his story? This commentary is intended to accompany the reader's encounter with this ancient masterpiece so that one might cheer with David as he dances before the ark of God and weep with him as he grieves the death of his rebel son Absalom. Morrison's careful reading of 2 Samuel brings the reader face-to-face with David, whose multifaceted character eludes facile labels.


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