Tag Archives: King David

Wright-invented or shaped?

Today I am looking back on my reading of Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory.  Often we are tempted to avoid books we know we are going to disagree with.  Early on I knew … Continue reading

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Wright- a question addressed to his silence

I read Jacob L. Wright’s David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory to the end. Today I want to comment about something he does not talk about. Wright’s theory is that Hebron remained the capital of Judah until … Continue reading

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Wright-the David-Caleb rivalry through time

The stories of Caleb and David come together in the story of Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25.  Nabal is a wealthy Calebite, perhaps their chief.  And David brings the Calebites into Judah as a result of the death … Continue reading

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Wright-on Uriah the Hittite

In David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory, Jacob L. Wright deals with the story of David as a literary, ahistorical construction.  And yet some of what he says and some of his analysis is still useful for … Continue reading

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Wright-border towns and negative spin

Jacob L. Wright in David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory asserts that the literary genre of war commemoration accounts for many of the stories about David. Sometimes war commemoration has a negative purpose.  That is, sometimes cowardice … Continue reading

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Wright-a literary war memorial

I am reading  David, King of Israel, and Caleb in Biblical Memory by Jacob L. Wright. He goes off on what seems like a tangent talking about war memorials.  He has in mind a particular kind of war memorial.  In … Continue reading

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Wright-the David story as a parable of power

I am interested in the historical happenings behind events recounted in the Bible.  So what I have read about David has often been speculation about the events of his rise and rule. I say “speculation” because, apart from the biblical … Continue reading

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