EGYPTIAN ORIGINS OF KING DAVID AND THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON - Book
By Ahmed Osman
During the last two centuries, thousands of ancient documents from different sites in the Middle East have been uncovered. However, no archaeological discovery speaks of King David or Solomon, his son and successor, directly or in directly. Was King David a real person or a legend like King Arthur? Proposing that David was a genuine historical figure, Osman explores how his identity may be radically different than what is described in religious texts.
Drawing on recent archaeological, historical, and biblical evidence from Egypt, Osman shows that David lived in Thebes, Egypt, rather than Jerusalem; that he lived five centuries earlier than previously thought, during the 15th rather than the 10th century B.C.; and that David was not a descendant of Isaac but was, in fact, Isaac's father.
6X9 P/B, 224 pp., 11 B&W Illus.