JANET WOOTTON The Monstrosity of David
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King David is one of the central figures in the history of Israel, told in the pages of the Bible. Historically, he oversees and consolidates an immense political change in the governance of Israel. Theologically he is a key element in the future hope of the nation, and becomes the type of divine, benign and powerful leadership which Christians see fulfilled in Jesus, the Christ. This brings elements of monarchy and a desire for the omnipotence and submission that go with it, into the heart of the most powerful expressions of the Christian faith and, as such, has shaped the world we live in today. It could be argued that, apart from Jesus, there is no more powerful individual figure in the Bible.