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The Once and Future Kings: Saul and David and the Rise of Kingship

Rabbi David Silber / July 15, 2014

King Saul loves his son-in-law David, but he also wants to kill him. We will explore how Saul and David’s relationship formed and trace their thorny, gripping ups and downs. Through our study of the book of Samuel, we will uncover the author’s perspective on the nature of power and the messy family landscape in which the kingship unfolds.


Part 1 - 07/07/2014


Part 2 - 07/09/2014


Part 3 - 07/14/2014


Part 4 - 07/21/2014


Part 5 - 07/23/2014


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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