Welcome to my semi-informed…

…partially reverent, totally fascinated retelling of the life of David, son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, King of Israel and Judah.

          David’s story, in the words of an estimable translator,* “is probably the greatest single narrative representation in antiquity of a human life evolving by slow stages through time, shaped and altered by the pressures of political life, public institutions, family, the impulses of body and spirit, the eventual sad decay of the flesh.”

          I couldn’t agree more. Please follow along—there will be approximately two new story panels each week for as long as it takes — and I hope you’ll see why.

          Click here or on the banner at the top of the page for david’s story. (remember!! when reading a blog, begin at the first, rather than the last, published post.)

          Also: click on “follow pale and drawn” to get emails about new chapters in the david story.


* Robert Alter, The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1999.


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