I recently began reading a wonderful new book entitled “The Secret Book of Kings” by Israeli author Yochi Brandes. The synopsis of the book is as follows:
“The Secret Book of Kings upends conventions of biblical novels, engaging with the canonized stories of the founding of the Kingdom of Israel and turning them on their heads. Presented for the first time are the heretofore unknown stories of the House of Saul and of the northern Kingdom of Israel, stories that were artfully concealed by the House of David and the scribes of the southern Kingdom of Judah.”
So much of what we know about Judaism today comes down thru the Davidic Dynasty, Brandes takes a stab at what the world may have looked like from side of the Northern Kingdom. I am 100 pages in and cannot put it down.
Would love to hear your thoughts on this amazing new book.