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JHS new article - Moshe Garsiel, “David’s Elite Warriors and The ir Exploits in the Books of Samu el and Chronicles"

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    Dear all, I am glad to announce the publication of the following article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org) Journal of Hebrew
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2011
      Dear all,

      I am glad to announce the publication of the following article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org)

      Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 11: Article 5 (2011)

      Moshe Garsiel, “David’s Elite Warriors and Their Exploits in the Books of Samuel and Chronicles"


      This article examines various descriptions of David and his warriors. Whereas the early pro-monarchic author of David’s story glorifies his military activity, the later anti-monarchic author of Samuel diminishes the admiration by revealing that Abishai saved his King’s life, and the king was banned from fighting activity. The warriors’ anecdotes disclose that David’s killing of Goliath was far from being unmatched; other warriors killed the Rephaim giants as well. In Chronicles, however, the rosters of David’s heroes demonstrate the comprehensive support of his accession, while his heroes’ exploits are part of his warfare against the Philistines. The booty of war was instrumental in building the temple.

      To access the article directly please go to http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Articles/article_152.pdf


      The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published. For information please go to
      For information about the printed version of volume 8 (2008) please go to http://www.gorgiaspress.com/BOOKSHOP/pc-56678-10-ben-zvi-ehud-perspectives-on-hebrew-scriptures-v.aspx

      For information about the other printed volumes of the journal, please go to:

      The Logos version of vol. 8 has been released. For information please go to http://www.logos.com/product/8765/journal-of-hebrew-scriptures-vol-8. For information about the Logos version of vols. 1-7, please go to http://www.logos.com/products/details/4336.

      The Logos version of volume 9 of the journal is being prepared.

      Ehud Ben Zvi
      History and Classics
      University of Alberta
      2-28 HM Tory Building
      Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4

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