In this week’s episode, Pete and Jared take a close look at the call of David and the battle with Goliath (1 Samuel 16-17) to show how these biblical stories already portray David as a morally complex character from the beginning. These stories also tell us something of the intricate and layered nature of biblical storytelling.
Pithy, shareable, less-than-280-character statements you can share.
- “This isn’t about saying ‘gotcha moments’ to the Bible. It’s actually saying if we look closely this is a very nuanced and sophisticated book.” @jbyas
- “A lot of what biblical scholarship does is it asks questions of origins, like where do these stories come from and who put them together like this?” @peteenns
Cover art: David raises the head of Goliath as illustrated by Josephine Pollard (1899)