Published by Jacqueline Michelle Brown Ramirez-Martinez
February 22, 2010
Price: $31.60rnThe story of David’s rise, woven into the story of Saul, finds fulfillment in the story of his kinship in 2 Samuel. It is also a profound depiction of the love-hate relationship without the inadequacy of psychological detail–without the insufficiency of moralizing reflection. His kingdom is puzzled with lust and murder; this kingdom is advanced by deceit and injustice. The David who could not control his own passions cannot control the passions of his sons. Here is a king, had twelve wives, and who came to grieving Bathsheba to comfort her on the death of the child born of their adultery. So the integrity and dignity of this kingdom is torn: raped, defiled, dishonored. In the center of the story of the king’s private life and it’s become the loss and regaining of the throne. It survived, through out, and his last son.