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Imagining King David in the Babylonian Talmud

Rabbi David Silber / October 13, 2020

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The character of David in the Bible is a fascinating study. The Davids of Samuel and Chronicles are widely divergent, as is the David who emerges from Psalms. This class will focus on a set of stories from the Bavli, considering what picture – or pictures – of David emerge as well as examining how the Talmud serves as an interpretative tool.


Session 1 - 10/13/2020


Session 2 - 10/20/2020


Session 3 - 10/27/2020


Session 4 - 11/03/2020


Session 5 - 11/10/2020


Session 6 - 11/17/2020


Session 7 - 11/24/2020


Session 8 - 12/02/2020


Session 9 - 12/08/2020



Posted: 10/13/2020

Posted: 10/20/2020

Posted: 10/27/2020

Posted: 11/03/2020

Posted: 11/10/2020

Posted: 11/17/2020

Posted: 11/24/2020

Posted: 12/01/2020

Posted: 12/08/2020

Source Sheets

  Session 2 Posted: 10/20/2020
  Session 3 Posted: 10/27/2020
  Session 4 Posted: 11/03/2020
  Session 5 Posted: 11/10/2020
  Session 6 Posted: 11/17/2020
  Session 7 Posted: 11/24/2020
  Session 8 Posted: 12/01/2020

Rabbi David Silber

David Silber is the founder and dean of Drisha Institute for Jewish Education in New York and Israel. Rabbi Silber received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is a recipient of the Covenant Award, for excellence in innovative Jewish education, and is the author of A Passover Haggadah: Go Forth and Learn (Jewish Publication Society 2011) and For Such a Time as This: Biblical Reflections in the Book of Esther (Koren Publishers 2017). He is also a nationally acclaimed lecturer on the Bible. Rabbi Silber is married to Dr. Devora Steinmetz. They have eight children and live in New York City. Click here to access other recorded classes by David Silber.


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