ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Fiction

A Story of David: Songs from the Iron Age

| £9.16 | €10.30 | Ca$14.86 | Au$14.66
by Gail Morgan
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
A Story of David: Songs from the Iron Age by Gail Morgan

The story of King David is more than a battle between a shepherd from the obscure tribe of Benjamin and the giant from the great coastal city of Gath. It chronicles the consequences of easy and unexpected victory, how family divisions and wars follow in the wake of historical upsets and play themselves out in surprising, bloodthirsty and harrowing ways. This archetypal narrative of the small boy, who with one lucky stone,fells his enemy against impossible odds, forms the basis of our Judeo-Christian ethic. Might is no longer right, those who lack self importance will inherit the earth. David can't believe how easy it is to become a hero, until his family, King Saul, and a mass of troublesome tribes attempt to cut him down to size. Not surprisingly, he learns more about the nature of things, his one God, himself, from adversity. One irony which is key to this iconic story is that David could not have achieved what he did in Jerusalem and beyond without help from the Palestinians (the Philistines). In effect David was a Palestinian sympathiser. According to the Biblical account, after fighting against the Philistines and Goliath, he later fought for them as a mercenary. He was so successful on their behalf he was awarded his own independent kingdom. Without Palestinian support David would not have been able to make further territorial conquests. His own tribe of Benjamin did little but undermine him.

This imaginative interpretation of the Biblical narrative attempts to use the archeological evidence we have to recreate life as it was lived 1000 BCE. It is not a simple story of Zionist supremacy, but a multi layered epic, a journey into the human heart.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 772054

Ebook Details
Pages: 200
Size: 688 KB
Publisher: Gail Morgan
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780994411136 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following category:


This author has products in the following categories:


If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016