The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel


"A masterpiece of latest Bible translation and commentary."―Los Angeles Times publication overview, most sensible Books of 1999

Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful statement, The David Story is a clean, shiny rendition of 1 of the nice works in Western literature. Robert Alter's fantastic translation provides us David, the gorgeous, musical hero who slays Goliath and, via his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. yet this David can be absolutely human: an formidable, calculating guy who navigates his life's direction with a wrong ethical imaginative and prescient. the implications for him, his relations, and his country are tragic and bloody. historic personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the construction of a literary artist corresponding to the Shakespeare of the background performs. One map

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