Tuesday, 4 November 2008

John Howard Reid and Solomon

Links on Tell Me a Story


Manoeuvres the bible.

In his newly released book, "Prophet, Priest and King", John Howard Reid tries to offer a balanced picture of the legendary king of Ancient Israel.

He manoeuvres the avenue between the opposing points of view of the Old Testament. In the Bible, Solomon was portrayed as both wise and irrational, esteemed and reviled, God-fearing and Godless.


Investigating the Bible's allegations, John Howard Reid pursues a middle course, concluding that even excluding the fact the king supplemented his riches by methodically selling his own people into slavery, Solomon was a typical tyrant of his times.

What we have to remember though, is that in essence this is a work of fiction - a novel. Maybe he’s hoping for the Dan Brown effect?

I wish him well.

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