King David

  • by Jonathan Kirsch
  • Narrated by Jonathan Kirsch
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

David, King of the Jews, possessed every flaw and failing of which a mortal is capable, yet men and women adored him, and God showered him with many blessings. A charismatic leader, exalted as "a man after God's own heart", he was also capable of deep cunning and bloodthirsty violence. Weaving together biblical texts with centuries of interpretation and commentary, as well as the startling discoveries of modern biblical archaeology and scholarship, best-selling author Jonathan Kirsch brings King David to life with extraordinary freshness, intimacy, and vividness of detail, revealing him in all his glory and fallibility. At the center of this taut, dramatic narrative stands a hero of flesh and blood, a man as vibrant and compelling today as he has been for millennia.


What the Critics Say

"Both educates and entertains." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] splendid biography....An eminently readable account of perhaps the best-known and most popular of all biblical heroes." (Los Angeles Times)


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Customer Reviews

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David Made out to be Less than Holy

I purchased this book in the hopes that a detailed scientific look at the King of the Jews would be found. I was disappointed to find that this Great Man would be portrayed as a Homosexual, tyrant, and fool. If you are a Christian or a Jew please do yourself a favor and skip this title. It is filled with conjecture, personal opinion and so called facts based on others opinions. At one point in this title King David is compared to JFK and Bill Clinton, I can see no reason to insult such a Great King. I was upset as I listened and was hoping for so much more, all I received was a slap in the face. If you want speculation and to plant a seed of disbelief in you heart this title is for you, however if you Love the man that this book is written about, then avoid it.
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- Michael

Don't Waste Your Money

This is a completely ridiculous book based on the author's personal biases. There is no historical foundation for his point of view.

Mr. Kirsch attempts to portray as a bisexual deviant. You won't be happy, as I am not, that he has my money. I made a big mistake buying this book and I will be careful to read the author's bio before buying again.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-13-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape