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REVIEW: DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL, AND CALEB IN BIBLICAL MEMORY

REVIEW: DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL, AND CALEB IN BIBLICAL MEMORY

wrightbookJacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Emory University, in his 2014 publication, David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory, seeks to answer the question: Why did the biblical authors shape, primarily David’s; and secondly, Caleb’s character as they did?

Wright’s primary focus is on the Hebrew Bible books of Samuel and Kings, which he posits contain contrasting accounts of the biblical hero, David. That is, there are those text, which seem to be both in defense of and critical of David. Thus, these competing accounts are the result of different agendas being employed by the biblical authors. In other words, there were initially two independent narratives, one about David and the other about Saul. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW…