In this completely revised edition of a classic from Walter Brueggemann, the author thoughtfully examines four different David narratives. Each narrative reflects a particular social context, a particular social hope, and a particular community. Thus these stories offer a distinctly different “mode of truth” concerning this pivotal biblical figure. The tribe, the family, the state, and the assembly each has a different agenda and thus draws a very different portrait of the one who helps define them and is defined by them. This thorough revision of a classic work provides a creative corrective to simplistic readings of the David narratives. Fortress Press.