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David Warrior

The Concept

I always wanted to write about the three kings, Solomon, David, and Saul, in that order. I published King Solomon’s Deadly Legacy in 2020, after 5 years of research. I began to write about David, got a third the way through his life, and had a whole book! I therefore plan two more: David King, and David Father.

The David Enigma

A man after God’s own heart—who committed adultery with Bathsheba. The man who gave us the psalms—and killed 200 Philistines for their foreskins. The man who conquered Israel’s enemies—who couldn’t manage his family. The man who killed Goliath—who hid from Saul among his enemies. Supremely joyful—deeply depressed.

A demonstration of God’s grace

Research reveals great truth

Who was David’s mother? Not mentioned in the Bible. Why not? The mothers of all the other kings of Judah are. (Is Psalm 51:5 a clue?) Why did David’s father, Jesse, marry a widow? Why did David call his nephews, ‘Sons of Zeruiah’, his half- sister? Who was their (presumably, unmentionable) father? Why was David backslidden for 18 months?

Why does any of this matter?

Because God loved David, despite his many failings. The same grace applies to us.

David the Singer

He wrote most of the psalms How did David learn the harp (actually, the kinnor, a lyre.) Click the photo to hear a replica.)
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David Warrior

The Concept

I always wanted to write about the three kings, Solomon, David, and Saul, in that order. I published King Solomon’s Deadly Legacy in 2020, after 5 years of research. I began to write about David, got a third the way through his life, and had a whole book! I therefore plan two more: David King, and David Father.
A demonstrations of God’s grace

David the Singer

He wrote most of the psalms How did David learn the harp (actually, the kinnor, a lyre.) Click the photo to hear a replica.)

Research reveals great truth

Who was David’s mother? Not mentioned in the Bible. Why not? The mothers of all the other kings of Judah are. (Is Psalm 51:5 a clue?) Why did David’s father, Jesse, marry a widow? Why did David call his nephews, ‘Sons of Zeruiah’, his half-sister? Who was their (presumably, unmentionable) father? Why was David backslidden for 18 months?

Why does any of this matter?

Because God loved David, despite his many failings. The same grace applies to us.

The David Enigma

A man after God’s own heart—who committed adultery with Bathsheba The man who gave us the psalms—and killed 200 Philistines for their foreskins The man who conquered Israel’s enemies—who couldn’t manage his family The man who killed Goliath—who hid from Saul among his enemies Supremely joyful—deeply depressed.