Regarding David

Niels Peter Lemche npl at
Thu Dec 30 10:31:00 EST 1999

That was the point I made in my article in JSOT, David's Rise. Journal for
the Study of the Old Testament  10 (1978), 2-25. 

For these reasons I for a long time hated giving up the idea that the David
of the Bible might not be a historical person. I also loved to point with
his wives, all the important ones originally belonging to other men
(changing the chronology of the Michal marriage a little and pressing the
case). It was my faiblaisse for Richard Wagner that made me see that.

However, also other heroes have been described in more or less the same way,
even Alexander.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	barre at [SMTP:barre at]
> Sent:	Thursday, 30 December, 1999 00:55
> To:	Biblical Hebrew
> Subject:	Regarding David
> To whom it may concern:
> Does not the apologetic intention of the Davidic traditions in Samuel
> indicate not only the 
> reality of this king's existence but also a contemporaneous date for the
> creation of this 
> material?
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