King David’s Troubling Deathbed Instructions


King David’s parting charge to his son and heir, King Solomon (1 Kgs 2:1­–12) is read as the haftarah for Parashat Vayechi. The link between the two texts lies in their similar openings; Jacob makes his dying wish known to his son Joseph, and David imparts his final instructions to his son Solomon: בראשית מז:כט…

King David’s Troubling Deathbed Instructions

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