Who Was King David?

Steven L. McKenzie

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2003

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

The historian can justifiably assume the actual existence of David, but a critical reading of the biblical material produces a much less flattering picture than the one that takes the Bible at face value. The unapologetic picture raises the question of how a righteous God could support such a ruthless man.

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