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  • Getting at those character flaws is key and like King David in Nathan's parable they have to do with confusing power, position, and status that come with the gift of public office, talent, charisma, sexual energy, with the right to act in ways one knows deep down is wrong but thinks one can get away with.

    Rabbi Irwin Kula: A Rabbi's Letter To Rep. Weiner

  • Their goal, says King David, is to both increase food production and reduce rural poverty.

    Danielle Nierenberg: Working With the Root

  • But if anyone imagined that, like King David, we could have hidden in the cave of Adullam, refusing to take up the mantle of government until all challenges to our authority disappear, they are mistaken.

    Queen's speech debate - live blog

  • The Quran actually includes the story of Moses and the Children of Israel's liberation from the Pharoah along with stories of King Soloman and King David.

    Salam Al Marayati: Freedom of Speech for Some but Not All

  • Since the city was founded by King David some 3,500 years ago, Jews have lived there, worked there, and prayed there.

    Obama's Jerusalem Stonewall

  • Thus Perez and Zerah came into the world, King David was descended from Perez, and the Messiah eventually will be born from this line.

    Tamar: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • And speaking of fantasies, Governor Sanford -- taking a page from Rudy Blagojevich, who compared himself to Ghandi -- upped the narcissistic ante several days after his demented press conference by likening himself to King David, who "fell mightily ... but was able to pick up the pieces."

    Michael Sigman: Vanity Affairs

  • Maacah, the daughter of King Talmi of Geshur, was married to King David and bore him his son Absalom.

    Maacah the wife of David: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • In Psalms 109, King David, who is one of the revered heroes of the Old Testament is lamenting.

    The Real Irony of Psalms 109

  • Since the unrelentingly grim masterwork "Something Happened" (1974), Heller's novels seemed increasingly willed and desperate: "God Knows," with King David as a sort of stand-up comic; "Picture This," with Rembrandt, Socrates and Plato.

    A Literary Suicide Note

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