Other characters bait him and confront him about not attacking Saul and David
insists that he is not a rebel and he stands fast to his fidelity, even preventing a man from killing the sleeping king (as in 1 Sam 26).
Saul and David
are played by white actors--Ray Winstone and Oily Nix, respectively--but they're the exceptions in the show's multicultural ensemble, which more accurately reflects the mix of populations of the region, then or now.
While two books bear his name, they mostly describe Israel's first crucial kings: Saul and David
. Samuel earns the title page for influencing everything that happens during his life and after his death.
Samuel was a true kingmaker, anointing two monarchs: Saul and David
. He was also a circuit judge, because he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpah; and he judged Israel in all those places (I Sam.
(52) The dichotomy between Saul and David
is clear in this regard: Saul impetuously attempted to kill David, anointed of the Lord, whereas David refused to strike down Saul, the Lord's anointed.
Gerhard von Rad suggests that "the stories of Saul and David
are really stories about David." (11) If Saul is simply a foil for David, the bad king to David's good, then we can see this development in Saul's character as a reflection on David as well.
and religious contest between Saul and David
, fictional as well as
I do not claim that Shaffer included the biblical precedent in the blueprint for his play or that his initial intention was to re-create the biblical story in a modern garb, with Salieri and Amadeus as Saul and David
There are well-known names such as Eli, Samuel, Saul and David
Among her topics are whether ancient Israel is a fiction or historical reality, Saul and David
, Gibeah of Saul, and from Saul to schism.
Through a very good literary appreciation of the final version of the biblical text, Dietrich presents the intention behind the stories regarding Saul and David
, telling us that they are pro-Davidic yet not propaganda literature; indeed, we are dealing with literature which challenges the reader (p.
We have examined a narrative thread--an alternative storyline--in the Saul and David
story that goes against the intended message of the final authors.