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Carol J. Worrell Lecture, 4/22

Originally Posted on admin, April 22, 2009

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Carol J. Worrell Lecture, 4/22: “The David Story: God, King, and Reader”

WHO: Alan Zeitlan, Tutor, St. John's College

WHAT: Week of Carol J. Worrell Lectures on Literature at St. John's College

TITLE: “The David Story: God, King, and Reader”

WHERE: Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 3:15 p.m.

DETAILS: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question and answer period.

The story of David in the Books of Samuel is told with an elegant economy that encourages or perhaps even compels the reader to inquire into the motives of characters, including God. Focusing on several crucial episodes from the David narrative, Zeitlan will consider how to make sense of God’s relationship to the ancient Israelite monarchy.

Alan Zeitlan is a tutor at St. John’s College. He received his M.A. in English from the University of California – Davis and his Ph.D. in Classics at the University of California – Berkeley.