David Establishes a United Monarchy
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This paper details David's historical success in gaining power and unifying the people of Israel. This paper also discusses David's complex character that learns from each experience and recognizes the value of keeping promises and honoring alliances. The author of this paper examines Deuteronomy's theory that David's rise to power and unifying the Israelites was simply because he was appointed by God to do so. This narrative offers a steady path of intellectual growth and self-awareness that would contradict a strict Deuteronimistic interpretation.
From the Paper:"However, David also takes his men into battle against other tribes, and does not shrink from wiping out entire populations because he does not want survivors to spread the word that he has restricted his attacks to Canaanite peoples. He has also been building his own wealth with booty from his conquests. In addition, he takes two wives, Abibail, the wife of Nabal and Ahinoam of Jezreel."
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