Joel Baden on “The Historical David”

Book Lecture

Thanks to Joel Baden for talking with members of The Park about “The Historical David” last Sunday (March 9).

Professor Baden’s recently published book, The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero questions the legend of King David as recorded in the Bible, revealing that the flesh-and-blood man was far more complex and interesting than the mythical king, known to us as the brave young man who defeated Goliath, the first king of a united Israel, the messianic forerunner to Jesus.