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Chronicling the life of King David

Feb. 27, 2014

King David is one of the popular and most humanized people desribed in the Bible, says Emory University religion professor Jacob Wright.

In Wright’s new book “King David and His Reign Revisited,” Wright uncovers the reasons why David is portrayed in an unflattering light in the Old Testament, his assension to the thrown, the many pains he experiences, and his redefinition in the book of Chronicles.

“[Chronicles] David is a much different [person],” Wright explains. “[He] does not have a very human face. He’s much more of an icon, a symbol, and what I call a ‘catalyst of Israel’s unity.’”