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Pete Enns & The Bible for Normal People

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.

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  • “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)

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  • “The prophetic gets marginalized as things are institutionalized.” @cb_johns
  • “What transforms us – and deconstruction is part of the transformation – but I believe it is the presence of God in a way that takes us outside of ourselves.” @cb_johns

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