David - The World of the Bible, Pierre Bordreuil, Israel Finkelstein, Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, Arnaud Sérandour & François Brossier

David

By The World of the Bible, Pierre Bordreuil, Israel Finkelstein, Françoise Briquel Chatonnet, Arnaud Sérandour & François Brossier

  • Release Date: 2014-05-11
  • Genre: Art et architecture

Description

David is one of the most famous and most endearing characters in the Bible. He is the hero who defeats the giant Goliath, the poet who sings to God the Psalms which today still lift so many spirits. But this glorious and powerful king is also touching in his humanity, his faults and his weaknesses. We see him angry, envious, adulterous …
In this ebook, The World of the Bible has asked the best specialists to shed light on the king who, according to the Bible, founded Jerusalem. We also examine how this Middle Eastern king, probably more a mythical than an historical figure, exercised his power. Finally, we look into the genealogy which, according to Matthew’s gospel, made of Jesus a ‘son of David’.