David’s Sordid Past: This Ain’t No Kids Story

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.

Tweetables

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)

Get smarter about the Bible and stuff.

Get insider updates + articles + podcast + more.

More Episodes...
Do we know God is good from the Bible?

Do We Know God is Good From the Bible?

July 29, 2019

In this episode of The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Pete and Jared tackle the question: Do we know God is good from the Bible? If you have a question for Pete & Jared, submit it on the Ask Pete page of the website and it might be featured on an upcoming blog post or podcast episode.

Tweetables

Pithy, shareable, less-than-280-character statements you can share. 

  • “There’s something important to the practicality for how we practice our faith…maybe practicing Christianity in my daily life didn’t always have to deal with my brain.” @jbyas
  • “How can you be certain God is loving? I can’t – in that intellectual sense. I can’t say, ‘Here’s how I am certain.’” @peteenns

Mentioned in this episode: