Personalities of the Bible
Best-known to us as King David's prophet, Nathan should perhaps better be known as the man who ensures Solomon's rise to the throne of Israel.
The prefatory verse of the Amidah reminds us that while prayer is mostly written in the language of 'we,' it yearns to be experienced in the language of 'I.'
The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!
Special scriptural readings for the Festival of Weeks.
Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king
Solomon the Wise, one of King David's three sons, built a truly organized and centralized monarchy.