Tag: King David

The Tragedies of King David

In my previous blog, I stressed that most people read what people say is in the Bible even though the Bible does not say what they are told it says. Frequently, the Bible actually says the opposite of what rabbis, priests, and ministers say is in the text. I gave examples from my book “Who […]

Who really was the Biblical David

Most people read what people say is in the Bible even though the Bible does not say what they are told it says. Frequently, the Bible actually says the opposite of what rabbis, priests, and ministers say is in the text. For example, in “Who Really Was the Biblical David?” I examined I Samuel 16-31, […]

Midrashim on the Goliath Story

Maimonides wrote in his essay called Chelek that people who think that what midrashim say is true are fools, those who reject them out of hand because they are not true are also fools; people need to realize that the rabbis wrote midrashim as teaching tools, as parables to teach Jews how to behave. The […]

Smart ideas from a non-traditional thinker

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Solomon was not as smart as we like to think

                                                                                 The following is from chapters 25 and 26 from my book “Maimonides and the Biblical […]

Ahithophel’s bizarre behavior

                                                                          Ahithophel’s bizarre behavior   The Torah frequently mentions ancient practices and historical ideas that were later changed and […]

My uncle’s view of King David

A Guide to the Prophets By Hoenig and Rosenberg   Hoenig and Rosenberg, the former scholar the late Rabbi Dr. Sydney B. Hoenig was my uncle, assembled a comprehensive description of the prophetical books of the Hebrew Bible. Among much else, the authors have a very readable general description of the Bible, a table of […]

David may not have killed Goliath

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