TITLE

THE POLITICAL IMPORT OF DAVID'S MARRIAGES

AUTHOR(S)
Levenson, Jon D.; Halpern, Baruch
PUB. DATE
December 1980
SOURCE
Journal of Biblical Literature;Dec80, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p507
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the political significance of the marriages of David, King of Israel. Topics addressed include arguments supporting the theory that marital politics played a role in David's climb to power, and the assertion that David's marriage to Ahinoam was seminal to his ascent over Israel, and that his relationship to Abigail, or with Maacah, was more peripheral.
ACCESSION #
7124694

Tags: DAVID, King of Israel, ca. 1040 B.C.-970 B.C.;  MARRIAGES of convenience;  KINGS & rulers;  MARRIAGE;  BIBLICAL figures

 

Related Articles

  • Who Is Your Favorite Biblical Character?  // Moment Magazine;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p24 

    Several letters to the editor are presented in which the readers mention their favorite characters from the bible including prophet Moses, Israel's king David and midwives Shifrah and Puah.

  • DAVID, KING.  // Religion Book;2004, p170 

    The article profiles King David, a notable character in the Bible. He was born in Bethlehem about a thousand years ago before becoming a famous descendant of Jesus Christ. He is recognized in the Bible as the chosen one and anointed by Samuel as king. He also commits adultery and has his lover's...

  • DAVIDIC COMPLICITY IN THE DEATHS OF ABNER AND ESHBAAL. Vanderkam, James C. // Journal of Biblical Literature;Dec80, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p521 

    The article investigates the possibility of Davidic complicity in the assassination of the Biblical figures of Abner and Eshbaal, from a historical and reductionist point of view. A review of King David's rise to power is presented. Topics addressed include the reason which led Saul to suspect...

  • Yhwh's Own Heart. George, Mark K. // Catholic Biblical Quarterly;Jul2002, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p442 

    Discusses the overlapping stories of David and Saul in 1 Samuel 16-31. Criticism of the allotment of seventeen chapters in the narrative to explain and legitimate David's rise to power; Alternative suggestions about the overlap in the stories of Saul and David; Introduction of Saul and David...

  • 'IT'S THE OLD STORY': DAVID AND URIAH IN II SAMUEL AND DAVID COPPERFIELD.  // Modern Language Review;Oct2006, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p957 

    Reading the David-Uriah plot in Dickens's "David Copperfield" against the original story in the Bible (11 Samuel), this essay demonstrates that by deviating knowingly from the scriptural account, Dickens was able to circumvent Copperfield's first-person narration and offer a darker, more...

  • The book of Ruth and the house of David. Goswell, Gregory R. // Evangelical Quarterly;Apr2014, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p116 

    Recent scholarly evaluation of the Ruth narrative has paid little attention to the Davidic connection that is explicit in the canonical book. However, if the story is read in relation to the house of David, its leading theme is the providential preservation of the family that became the Judean...

  • AN ENTRY-LEVEL KING. Seery, Jeannine // Bible Study Magazine;May/Jun2009, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p27 

    The article offers the author's insights on David, the one who beat the giant Goliath in the biblical story. Accordingly, David's labor as a shepherd was never in vain and that the circumstances of his life was said to have transformed him into a man after God's own heart. The author stresses...

  • King David: not the man he used to be? Sheler, Jeffery // U.S. News & World Report;03/19/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p45 

    Reports on scholarly research regarding the biblical King David, which questions his role in history. Assertion of researchers that David was a tribal chieftain and a ruthless, homicidal scoundrel; Opinion of researchers that the authors of the Old Testament sought to legitimize David's dynasty...

  • KING DAVID'S GENES. Epstein, Nadine // Moment Magazine;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p36 

    The article discusses the genealogy of Israeli King David. It states that David's male descendants ruled Israel until the Babylons conquered Jerusalem in 597 BCE. It details the efforts of David's descendant Susan Roth to help people identify if they are part of the family. It explores several...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics