David: The Divided Heart (Jewish Lives) by David Wolpe

By David Wolpe

Of all of the figures within the Bible, David arguably could be the so much puzzling and enigmatic. He used to be many stuff: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a kingdom; a poet who created appealing, delicate verse; a devoted servant of God who proposed the nice Temple and based the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his very human appetites.
David Wolpe, whom Newsweek known as “the such a lot influential rabbi in America,” takes a clean examine biblical David in an try to locate coherence in his probably contradictory activities and impulses. the writer questions why David holds such an exalted position in background and legend, after which proceeds to resolve his complicated personality according to info present in the publication of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is an interesting portrait of an outstanding man or woman who, regardless of his many flaws, was once really liked through God.

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