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The David Story
An exceptional translator of ancient Hebrew into contemporary English, Robert Alter brings the historical King David to life in a story of 3000 years ago. As the book's blurb says: "the greatest single narrative...in antiquity of a human life evolving... shaped by pressures of political life, family, the impulses of body and spirit, and the eventual sad decay of the flesh." It is a shock to have to have to review a book of the bible with so much adultery...
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