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King Saul: The True History of the First Messiah

King Saul: The True History of the First Messiah (Paperback)

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A thorough re-examination of the First Book of Samuel and its treatment of Saul, showing that Saul's central role in the development of the kingdom of Israel has been misunderstood by generations of scholars. Spurred on by a childhood fascination with the Tanakh, which brought to his attention the discrepancy between the English rendering of Samuel 21:19 and the original Hebrew, Green builds upon recent research to show that later authors revised 1 Samuel with the specific intention of defaming Saul. In the process, these revisionist authors glorified the character of David, and have significantly distorted the true nature of events. Green systematically works through the Biblical text, highlighting its illogical chronology, and drawing attention to apocryphal incidents, before reconstructing a more plausible sequence for the story. Both a fresh analysis of a maligned figure and a comprehensive guide to the First Book of Samuel, Green's interpretation returns Saul to his rightful place as the first "Lord's Anointed", true King and one genuine messiah of all Israel.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd Publication Date: 28/06/2007 ISBN-13: 9780718830748  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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After graduating in fine art at St. Martin's School of Art, Green enjoyed a regular run of exhibitions abroad and in the UK before embarking on a successful career in commercial illustration. He has contributed to the Jewish Chronicle, the Royal Geographical Society Magazine and The Jews College Magazine. He spent two years in Israel but now divides his time between London and his small fruit farm in southern Spain where as well as writing and painting he makes traditional Malaga wine. His first novel, 'The Sons of Kohath' was published in 2014.

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