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The Life of David

As Reflected in His Psalms

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,339 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,391
Added to site: 2007.06.20
mnybks.net#: 17370
Genre: Religion
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s up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end.

We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story begins with that consecration to office, is of more value than the missing biography of his childhood could have been. It teaches us the point of view from which Scripture regards its greatest names--as nothing, except in so far as they are God's instruments. Hence its carelessness, notwithstanding that so much of it is history, of all that merely illustrates the personal character of its heroes. Hence, too, the clearness with which, notwithstanding that indifference, the living men are set before us--the image cut with half a dozen strokes of the chisel.

We do not know the age of David when Samuel appeared in the little village with the horn of sacred o

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