Jonathan Kirsch

Books: Religion

The Harlot by the Side of the Road (1998), King David : The Real Life of the Man Who Ruled Israel (2000), The Woman Who Laughed at God The Untold History of the Jewish People (2001)


Biblical scholar, book critic and attorney manages to write very readable books, though I think he does tend to stress the scandal a bit much.

King David is a biography of the greatest king of Israel, and one of the most intriguing figures in the Torah, While Harlot focuses upon some of the lesser told stories of the Old Testament/Torah.

Interesting and easy to read, although I have to admit that in Harlot I enjoyed his analysis of the stories more than his "retelling" of the stories.