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Beyond the great stone : the story of Jonathan and David: Home

Artists' Books
Brian Borchardt
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N 7433.4 .B6735 B49 2006 box 24.1

Artist’s interpretation of the relationship between Jonathan and David set forth in 1 Samuel. Brian Borchardt: "As one of the greatest love stories in the Bible, the story of Jonathan and David continues to be overlooked by most Biblical scholars and students not because of its obscurity, but simply because they don't want to see it. They don't want to see the warm, romantic aspects of the relationship between these two men who clearly loved each other. To acknowledge the obvious facts of this relationship would force theologians and church leaders to either condemn the Bible's greatest hero — David, the mighty youth who slew Goliath — or to accept the probability that homosexuality is not any more a sin, in and of itself, than is heterosexuality in the eyes of the Lord."