Dr. Creasy's Suggested Reading for The Story of King David (1 & 2 Samuel)

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The Art of Biblical Narrative

Robert Alter

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

Robert Alter

2 Samuel
(Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 11). 

A.A. Anderson


Narrative Art in the Bible (Understanding the Bible and Its World)

Shimon Bar-Efrat


Poetics and Interpretation of Biblical Narrative

Adele Berlin


David’s Truth:  In Israel’s Imagination and Memory

Walter Brueggemann


Asking for Rhetoric: the Hebrew Bible’s Protean Interrogative

Kenneth M. Craig, Jr.


The Bible and the Psyche: Individuation Symbolism in the Old Testament

Edward F. Edinger


David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible’s Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman


Reading Biblical Narrative

J. P. Fokkelman


Give Us a King!: Samuel, Saul and David

Everett Fox


The Story of King David:  Genre and Interpretation

D. M. Gunn


David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King

Baruch Halpern


King David in the Index of Christian Art

Colum Hourihane, ed. 


Biblical Narrative and the Death of the Rhapsode

Robert Kawashima


King David: the Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel

Jonathan Kirsch

1 Samuel (Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 10)

Ralph W. Klein


David: Power, Lust and Betrayal in Biblical Times

Jerry M. Landay


King David with the Wise Woman of Tekoa:  The Resonance of Tradition in Parabolic Narrative

Larry L. Lyke


King David: a Biography

Steven L. McKenzie


The Poetics of Biblical Narrative: Ideological Literature and the Drama of Reading

Meir Sternberg


David: Biblical Portraits of Power

Marti J. Steussy


David: the Divided Heart

David Wolpe