"I found David, Saul, and God a fascinating book that will transform the way I teach this extraordinary material. Thanks to Borgman, I will see it, and its narrative sophistication, in refreshingly new ways."
— Peter S. Hawkins. Professor of Religion and Literature, Yale Divinity School
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"Acknowledging ... traditional and recent interpreters, Borgman seeks to unravel the mystery of who David is, Making pointed use of the text's significant patterns of repetition. ... In helping us to see David in both his unabated complexity and his ability to grow morally, Borgman makes new sense of texts which are often viewed as ambiguous or contradictory. His reading illuminates Saul, David, and above all, the God of the Bible."
— Everett Fox, Give Us a King! Samuel, Saul, and David
"[In David...], Borgman lays out, in an astute way, the patterns that shape the narrative in quite intentional ways. His scholarship opens new ways of seeing and reading, and is a welcome contribution to a growing literature."
— Walter Brueggemann, David's Truth: In Isarel's Imagination and Memory
"This book is a splendid example of what literary critics have to teach exegetes. ... Read this book for the breath of fresh air that it brings."
— Nicholas King, Oxford, Scripture Bulletin, January 2007
"This book makes a significant contribution to literary and theological studies of Luke-Acts and is fascinating reading for anyone interested in biblical narrative."
— Sheila Klassen-Wiebe, Interpretation, January 2008
"Even if [the analysis of the travel narrative] stood alone, that section of Borgman's book would be worth the price of the whole."
— Sharon H. Ringe, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, No. 69, 2007
"At first glance the subtitle of Paul Borgman's Genesis: The Story We Haven't Heard looks pretentious. After all the analyses of Genesis over hundreds of years and the plethora of recent commentaries coming at it from a variety of scholarly and popular angles, how could we not have heard the story of this biblical book? Haven't sensitive and astute literary critics, such as Robert Alter, alerted us to every nuance on several levels?
"Borgman delivers on his subtitle. The contribution of this English professor ... is to convincingly expose a web of narrative/literary connections that reveal dynamics of human and divine repetition and change within the context of a unified drama. ... He magnificently accomplishes what he sets out to do, namely, to identify the macro-message of Genesis."
— Roy E. Gane, Society of Biblical Literature, RBL, 2003