Kyle McCarter, Jr., II Samuel
: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, The Anchor Bible 9 (New York: Doubleday, 1984) 288.
THE TRIENNIAL BIBLE READING CALENDAR DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF CHAIM ABRAMOWITZ July Joshua 13-24 Judges 1-16 August Judges 17-21 I Samuel 1-23 September I Samuel 24-31 II Samuel
1-20 October II Samuel
21-24 I Kings 1-22 II Kings 1-2 November II Kings 3-25 Isaiah 1-6
Eshba'al was murdered by assassins and decapitated and his head was brought to David in Hebron (II Samuel
Among the poems she analyzes are The Song of the Sea in Exodus 15:1-18, The Song of David in II Samuel
22:2-51, The Blessing of Jacob in Genesis 49:2-27, and The Song of Hannah in I Samuel 2:1-10.
Phrases derived from or popularised by the King James Bible Let there be light - Gen 1:3 Turned the world upside down - Acts 17:6 Escaped with the skin of my teeth - Job 19:20 The root of the matter - Job 19:28 Be horribly afraid - Jeremiah 2:12 Stand in awe - Psalms 4:4 How are the mighty fallen - II Samuel
1:19 Killed the fatted calf - Luke 15:27 Blessed are the peacemakers - Matthew 5:9 Fell flat on his face - Numbers 2:31 A lamb to the slaughter - Isaiah 53:7 Put words in his mouth - Exodus 4:15 A thorn in the flesh - II Corinthians 12:7 Suffer little children - Luke 18:16 There was no room for them in the inn - Matthew
PHRASES which are derived from or popularised by the King James Bible include: 'let there be light' - Gen 1:3 'turned the world upside down' - Acts 17:6 'escaped with the skin of my teeth' - Job 19:20 'the root of the matter' - Job 19:28 'be horribly afraid' - Jeremiah 2:12 'stand in awe' - Psalms 4:4 'how are the mighty fallen' - II Samuel
1:19 'killed the fatted calf' - Luke 15:27 'blessed are the peacemakers' - Matthew 5:9 'fell flat on his face' - Numbers 2:31 'a lamb to the slaughter' - Isaiah 53:7 'put words in his mouth' - Exodus 4:15 'a thorn in the flesh' - II Corinthians 12:7 'suffer little children' - Luke 18:16 'there was no room for them in the inn' - Matthew 2:7
The carrying of the Holy Ark to Jerusalem by King David was accompanied by the playing of "harps, of tambourines and castanets and with cymbals and trumpets." (II Samuel
6:5, I Chronicles 13:8).
In pursuit of his thesis, Nohrnberg's tour de force runs forward and backward in time, making its way between such texts as the Davidic cycle in II Samuel
and Milton's Paradise Lost and Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, and up and down the scale of putative literary merit, from Virgil's Aeneid to Ian Fleming's Dr.
Yet it is impossible to be certain, although as John Gibson pointed out in this connection, David did play a role in making the Moabites' life miserable (II Samuel
Reading the David-Uriah plot in Dickens's David Copperfield against the original story in the Bible (II Samuel
), this essay demonstrates that by deviating knowingly from the scriptural account, Dickens was able to circumvent Copperfield's first-person narration and offer a darker, more critical assessment of his protagonist's Bildungsroman.
In the book of II Samuel
is a story that illustrates what happens when you "eat at the king's table"--you forfeit the right to ask the king for justice (II Sam.