King Saul: The True History of the First Messiah

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A thorough re-examination of the First Book of Samuel and its treatment of Saul, showing that Saul's central role in the development of the kingdom of Israel has been misunderstood by generations of scholars. Spurred on by a childhood fascination with the Tanakh, which brought to his attention the discrepancy between the English rendering of Samuel 21:19 and the original Hebrew, Green builds upon recent research to show that later authors revised 1 Samuel with the specific intention of defaming Saul. In the process, these revisionist authors glorified the character of David, and have significantly distorted the true nature of events. Green systematically works through the Biblical text, highlighting its illogical chronology, and drawing attention to apocryphal incidents, before reconstructing a more plausible sequence for the story. Both a fresh analysis of a maligned figure and a comprehensive guide to the First Book of Samuel, Green's interpretation returns Saul to his rightful place as the first "Lord's Anointed", true King and one genuine messiah of all Israel.

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Adam Green is an artist and illustrator trained at St. Martins School of Art. In addition to regular exhibits both abroad and in the U.K., he has contributed to the Jewish Chronicle, The Jews College Magazine, and the Jewish Chronicle Colour Supplement. Green lived in Israel for eight months in 1970. In 1993, he moved to southern Spain where he continued to paint and illustrate, as well as make moscatel wine. In 2009 Green again settled in Israel where he now lives full time.

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'Green extends the work of Baruch Halpern and Simcha Shalom Brooks to give us our most intelligent and best written revisionary history of the relationship between Saul and David to date ... Green masterfully exposes the evolving political realities of the Near East.'
--Patrick Madigan in Heythrop Journal Vol 53:2, March 2012

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