David of Jerusalem Author:Louis de Wohl Of all the heroic figures of the Old Testament, few are more arresting than David, the shepherd boy who was destined to rule Israel, and none is such an appealing mixture of jubilant joy in the Lord, greatness and human frailty. Now, in the hands of Louis de Wohl, the old and well-loved story of David takes on a new freshness and excitement. — It... more » begins with the momentous day when the boy is anointed by the prophet Samuel and continues through his years of service to King Saul, the splendor of his own long reign, the disillusion of age, and finally the hope and recognition of the promise eternal. Here are Jonathan, the princess Michol, Abner, Urias, and Solomon; and here, too, are the joys and sorrows of David's life, especially his overwhelming love for Bathsheba and his betrayal by his favorite son.
Based on the Biblical account and the author's own research into Hebrew history, David of Jerusalem sounds out but never does violence to the original story. In depth of understanding and love for the Jewish people, in craftsmanship, in sheer excitement, it is a fitting culmination for Louis de Wohl's extraordinary career.« less