History YMMV / BooksOfSamuel

24th Oct '17 9:11:36 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As many people have remarked down the centuries, the lesson of DavidAndGoliath can easiy be read as "NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight".

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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As many people have remarked down the centuries, the lesson of DavidAndGoliath DavidVersusGoliath can easiy be read as "NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight".
24th Oct '17 9:10:56 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: As many people have remarked down the centuries, the lesson of DavidAndGoliath can easiy be read as "NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight".
31st Jul '17 10:12:32 AM ShaiPa
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Absalom. Was he [[TheUsurper an arrogant usurper]], or was he motivated by vengeance for his sister, Tamar? [[WhatTheHellHero David did nothing to punish Amnon for raping Tamar]], and Absalomís sense of wounded justice seemed to be his StartOfDarkness. That, however, does not excuse the fact that he in turn publicly raped many of Davidís concubinesó[[QuestionableConsent or at minimum, had sex with them under very coercive circumstances]].
** Joab can be seen as either TheLancer or the TokenEvilTeammate. While David was merciful to his former foes, Joab did the dirty work of killing these foes and ensuring Davidís (and his own) hold on power. David may have viewed Joab as the TokenEvilTeammate, but David never had Joab tried or executed during his own reign. Instead, [[KingOnHisDeathbed he ordered Solomon to do it]] once Solomon became king. David seemed to recognize Joabís importance and feared what would happen if he was absent. Only when Joab threatened Solomonís succession was David ready and willing to move against him.
31st Jul '17 10:01:57 AM ShaiPa
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* NeverLiveItDown: "David did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, '''''[[UriahGambit except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite]]'''''" (1 Kings 15:5).
7th Jul '17 7:27:57 PM ShaiPa
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** David is also very well-known for [[DavidVsGoliath defeating Goliath]].
15th Nov '16 6:50:41 AM Jeduthun
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: David is commonly remembered as the king who [[ThePeepingTom saw Bathsheba bathing on the roof]], and who... did some other things too?

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: David is commonly remembered as the king who [[ThePeepingTom [[OutdoorBathPeeping saw Bathsheba bathing on the roof]], and who... did some other things too?
15th Nov '16 6:48:34 AM Jeduthun
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: David is commonly remembered as the king who [[ThePeepingTom saw Bathsheba bathing on the roof]], and who... did some other things too?
7th Jul '16 9:01:25 PM DoctorCooper
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* EvilIsSexy: Saul is described as handsome and he became a villain. It is unknown whether he kept his looks, though.

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* EvilIsSexy: Saul is described as handsome and he became a villain. It is unknown whether he kept his looks, though. There is also Absalom, who was as handsome as his father David.



* StrawmanHasAPoint: After Absalom's rebellion fails because Joab kills him despite David's explicit orders to the contrary, David becomes extremely sad and the story clearly expects us to feel sympathy for the man who just lost one of his sons. Joab goes to his uncle and tells him to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan man up and behave like a king should]], [[QuitYourWhining stop crying like a child]] and criticizes him to the face how he constantly constantly shows goodwill to people who try to harm him while [[UngratefulBastard showing no gratitude to those who faithfully serve him]]. Not even the narrative denies that Joab, morally ambiguous as he is, has something of a point by now, especially since David does just what his nephew tells him afterwards.
1st Apr '16 11:14:54 PM DoctorCooper
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* MoralEventHorizon: Saul crossed it when he kills the priests of Nob and their family and livestock. His act was so grave that only Doeg the Edomite of his troops supported him in that act.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Saul crossed it when he kills killed the priests of Nob and their family and livestock. His act was so grave that only Doeg the Edomite of his troops supported him in that act.
1st Apr '16 11:14:21 PM DoctorCooper
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* EvilIsSexy: Saul is described as handsome and he became a villain. It is unknown whether he kept his looks, though.



* MoralEventHorizon: Saul crossed it when he kills the priests of Nob and their family and livestock. His act was so grave that only Doeg the Edomite of his troops supported him in that act.



* ValuesDissonance: Basically, Saul lost his divine support after disobeying divine orders by being insufficiently thorough committing a genocide in which every man, woman, child and animal of the nation of Amalek was to be exterminated.
** In fairness, the Amalekites were [[AssholeVictim asshole victim's]] who mocked God and launched many unprovoked attacks on the Israelites.

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* ValuesDissonance: Basically, Saul lost his divine support after disobeying divine orders by being insufficiently thorough committing a genocide in which every man, woman, child and animal of the nation of Amalek was to be exterminated.
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exterminated. In fairness, the Amalekites were [[AssholeVictim asshole victim's]] {{Asshole Victim}}s who mocked God and launched many unprovoked attacks on the Israelites.
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