Jewish Education


How to Get Away with Murder: Reading between the Lines of the Book of Samuel

King David is one of the most celebrated figures in the Bible and Jewish history. His rise to power is presented in glorious terms, with an emphasis on God’s rejection of Saul and his backing of David. Despite this heavily pro-David stance, the book also yields a different story–read between the lines. You may never see David the same way again.

Instructor: Sara Milstein, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at UBC. Sara earned her Ph.D. in 2010 from New York University with a focus on Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.