I would highly recommend this book for people wanting a good translation and a better understanding of the story and details of King David.
There's more to the text than what appears in english, and that's what i like about Robert Alter, making the commitment to expand the meaning of the Hebrew language.
The extensive footnotes bring to the reader a clarity of presentation and historical context of the text that makes the experience as a great narritive history.
Robert Alter is a brilliant scholar, and I rely upon his writings as I teach a course in Hebrew Scriptures. I have most of his books.Published 8 days ago by terrryp
Ok...I am a big fan of Robert Alter and enjoyed his Genesis Translation and Commentary. However, I am half-way through "The David Story" and I am not overly impressed or... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy
Get this book if you are at all interested in the OT. Alter's translation and especially the format of the book, which is like a novel with extensive footnotes (i.e. Read morePublished 5 months ago by pichusboy
Just starting a Bible study with this book. Looks really interesting.Published 5 months ago by Disappointed customer
This provides deep insights into certain characters of the Hebrew Bible, written in a graceful manner.
The quality of the paper and the print are also very fine.
This is a fascinating annotated translation of 1 and 2 Samuel, as well as the first two chapters of 1 Kings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rebecca Mugridge
It's this kind of book that every bible reader should have.
There's more to the text than what appears in english, and that's what i like about Robert Alter, making the... Read more
The author has good commentary regarding his selection of proper translation based on sources. I think he takes too much freedom reading into the the texts for character emotions... Read morePublished 18 months ago by michael unthank
I led a 2 year bible study on David and used this translation with commentary almost exclusively. After this I was hooked.Published on January 16, 2013 by C. Watkins