David, God, and the Word

Marti J. Steussy

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2003

Issue: David (Vol. 23, No 4, Fall, 2003)

The David story in 1-2 Samuel, read as it stands, depicts a frequently problematic God. What will present readers of faith do with this? If the genre of the story is "propaganda," are we sure that God wants us simply to swallow it? What if God means to use it to make us think?

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