Resources Related to The Secret Book of Kings


Scholarly Works on the Kingdoms of David and Solomon:

1. The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel, by Israel Finkelstein presents the first comprehensive history of the northern kingdom and description of the archaeology of northern Israel from the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1350 B.C.E.) until the kingdom's fall in 720 B.C.E. and beyond.

2. David's Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King, by Baruch Halpern argues that the real David was a ruthless individual who was willing to murder or have murdered all of Saul's family in order to secure the throne. 

3. And You Shall Tell Your Son, by Yair Zackovitch investigates the influence of the Exodus tradition on the ideological, paying particular attention to questions such as: Why were the Israelites enslaved in Egypt and Why did the Exodus traditions take on such enormous dimensions in the Bible?

4. David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition, by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman focuses on David and Solomon as a window into the entire biblical era. It covers one thousand years of ancient civilization, separating fact from legend and proving that the roots of the western tradition lie very deep.


Books on Biblical Criticism

Who Wrote the Bible?, by Richard E. Friedman

The Bible Unearthed, by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

Relevant Works of Fiction:

The King David Report, by Stefan Heym

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant

Online Courses on Similar Subject Matter:

Open Yale Courses with Professor Christine Hayes

Professor Shaye Cohen on iTunesU

Teaching Company Stuff on Audible