Serge Janouin-Benanti

Crimes in the Bible

Version française


1,100 to 930 B.C.

The Bible gives us numerous cases of crimes, ranging from the most common, such as theft, deceit or betrayal, to the most horrifying, such as rape, murder, assassination, war crimes or genocide.

In this second volume, Serge Janouin-Benanti takes us to the dark side of the reign of the most famous kings of Israel: Saul, David and Solomon.

If the massacres are less frequent in this volume, the protagonists are violently animated by human passions which push them to betrayals, rapes, assassinations, human sacrifices…

The characters of Saul, David and Solomon are revealed, as well as their weaknesses. The plot revolves around many characters who do not have only a secondary role in the story, such as Samuel, Jonathan, Michal, Doeg, the necromancer of Endor, Nabal, Abigail, kings Akish and Ish-Bosheth, Abner, Joab, Amasa, Bathsheba, Uriah the Hittite, Nathan, Tamar, Amnon, Absalom, Adonijah, Achithophel, Shimei, Rizpah, Abishag, the Queen of Sheba, Naamah, Rehoboam, Jeroboam…

A fascinating and original reading of the Bible.