David's Secret Demons Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King

ISBN-10: 0802827977
ISBN-13: 9780802827975
Edition: 2004
Authors: Baruch Halpern
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Abbreviations
David in Writing
The Surprising David
David's History in the Books of Samuel
The Stage Set
Introducing David
Saul's Death
The Civil War
Building the Israelite State
David and Bathsheba
Absalom's Coup
Penetrating the Textual Veil
Dating 2 Samuel
King David, Serial Killer
The Portrayal of David and the Date of 2 Samuel
Ten Little Indians
Nabal
Saul and His Sons at Gilboa
Ishbaal
Abner
Saul's Other Descendants
Amnon
Absalom
Amasa
Uriah
The Apology and the Absalom Revolt
Defining David's Empire
How to Take Up What Kings Set Down
History, the Public Form of Memory
The Image of the King in Royal Propaganda
The Tiglath-Pileser Principle
Reading David's Conquests
2 Samuel 8
Settling the Philistine Question: 2 Samuel 8:1
The Conquest of Moab: 2 Samuel 8:2
David and Hadadezer: 2 Samuel 8:3 and the History of the Ninth Century
David at the River
The Northern States
Hadadezer, Ruler of the House of Rehob?
Hazael, King of Amqi?
Hazael, Invader of Amqi?
Rehob and Zobah
Zobah and David's Empire
The Name of Hadadezer
David in the North and in Transjordan: 2 Samuel 8:3-11
Understanding 2 Samuel 8:3-11
David's Stela
The Date and Reception of 2 Samuel 8
David's Display?
2 Samuel 8 and the Historicity of the Davidic State
Propaganda and Its Implications for Historical Reality
The Claims of Samuel and the Date of the Text
A Historical Overture to David's Career
The Relative Chronology of David's Reign
Ages of Kings at Death
Geography of the Davidic State
The External Borders of David's State
The Magnification of David's State
The Early Magnification
Theories of the Israelite Settlement
The Magnifying Lens
Is Jonah Liable?
Dating the Extension of David's State
A Life of David
David's Youth
The Sources
The Name of David
David's Daddy
David's Antecedents
Location in Bethlehem
Chart of the A and B Sources in 1 Samuel 8-2 Samuel 1
David and Saul
In Saul's Court
The Wilderness Years
A Foreign Affair
On the Hot Seat in Hebron
From Gath to Hebron
Kingship in a Nutshell
David across the River
David's Philistine Pedigree
Hebron and the Gibeonites
The Civil War
The Cuckoo in the Nest
Rising over Zion
The Taking of Jerusalem
The Philistine Wars
Bringing Home the Ark
Celebrating a Homecoming
The Dynastic Oracle
The Saulide Hostage
David's Wars
The Ammonite War
Edom
Other Regions
Absalom's Gift
The Aftermath of Absalom's Revolt
The Aftermath: David's Policies for Expansion
After Absalom: David and Israel
Solomon's Succession
Solomon's Politics
Appendix
The Archaeology of David's Reign
Introduction
Megiddo, Gezer, and Hazor
Downdating the Solomonic Layers
Ramses III and the Sea Peoples
The Dating of the Tenth-Century Strata: Positive Evidence
Afterword
General Index of Select Topics
Index of Scholars Cited

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