Project Bibliography

Resources used in the King David Project include, but are not limited to:

*Last updated 11th December, 2016. 
2017 content hasn't been added.


All the reference material accompanying eSword software package for Mac and iPad.

Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide by Walter Brueggemann, © 2005, Publisher: Abingdon Press

The Psalms by Andrew J. Schmutzer and David M. Howard Jr., © 2013, Publisher: Moody Publishers

A Guide to Jewish Knowledge, Chaim Pearl & Reuben Brookes, © 1993, Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell

Psalms, Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary by John Hilber and John H. Walton, © 2013, Publisher: Zondervan

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series, Publisher: Baker Books
– Exodus by James K Bruckner
– Leviticus and Numbers by Bellinger
– Joshua, Judges, Ruth by Harris, Brown, Moore
– 1&2 Samuel by Mary J Evans
– 1&2 Kings by Iain W. Provan and Robert Hubbard
– 1&2 Chronicles by Louis C Jonker

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, Publisher: IVP Academic
– Deuteronomy, Volume 5 by Edward J Woods
– 1&2 Samuel, Volume 8 by Joyce G Baldwin

An Introduction to the Bible, Moore Theological College Course Notes, written and designed by Boak Jobbins, David Peterson and John Woodhouse, © 1985

Straight to the Heart of Psalms, 60 Bite Size Insights by Phil Moore, © 2013, Publisher: Monarch Books

Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps and Timelines, Rose Publishing; 10th Anniversary edition (March 13, 2015)

The Feasts of Israel DVD Chuck Missler (Actor), Dan Stolebarger (Actor), Produced by Koinonia House

Symbolism in the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle, Rose Publishing, © 2005, RW Research Inc CA USA
and The Temple Throughout Bible History, the Temple

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA, © 2013, Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing

Scripture quotations are mostly taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, © 1996, 2004, 2007.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries,
Copyright © 1981, 1998, Publisher: The Lockman Foundation

Manners And Customs of Bible Lands by Fred H. Wight, © 1953

The Treasury of David C. H. Spurgeon, Publisher: Hendrickson © 1988

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, by James Strong,  © 2009 Publisher: Hendrickson Publishing

A Man After God’s Own Heart: God’s Relationship With David and With You, by R. T. Kendall,  © 2008, Publisher: Christian Focus

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible,  © 2003, Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words by W. E. Vine,  © 1996, Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Complete Jewish Bible : An English Version of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and B’Rit Hadashah (New Testament) by David H. Stern,  © 1988, Publisher: Lederer Messianic Publications

Biblical Hebrew Laminated Sheet (Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides) by Gary D. Pratico (Author), Miles V. Van Pelt,  © 2005  Publisher: Zondervan; Laminated Chart edition

David A Man Of Passion And Destiny, by Charles R. Swindoll,  © 2000 Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Living the Psalms: Encouragement for the Daily Grind, by Charles R. Swindoll,  © 2014, Publisher: Worthy Publishing

Nelsons New Illustrated Bible Manners and Customs, Dr Howard E Vos,  © 1999, Publisher:Thomas Nelson

A Survey of the Old Testament, Andrew E Hill and John H Walton,  © 2009, Publisher: Zondervan

An Introduction to the Old Testament, Pentateuch, Herbert Wolf,  © 2009, Publisher: Moody Publishers

Be Equipped Series: Deuteronomy, by Warren W Wiersbe, 2nd Edition  © 2010, Publisher: David C Cook

A Form Critical Classification of the Psalms According to Herrmann Gunkel

Notes on the Bible by Albert Barnes,  © 1834, Internet Sacred Texts Archive.

W. Wright, Some Apocryphal Psalms in Syriac, Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, vol. 9 (1886-7) pp.257-258, 264-6

The Sling: Forgotten Firepower of Antiquity, by Robert E. Dohrenwend Ph.D.

Zondervan Charts Series: Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament, by John H Walton,  © 1994

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4 Volume Set 4th Edition
by Irving B. Weiner (Editor), W. Edward Craighead (Editor), Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition  ©  2010

Gale Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd Edition,  © 2005, Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

Sun Tzu on the Art of War, Lionel Giles Translation

Web Sites

Please note: this page is a Research Bibliography, so over time, links may go dead. You are very welcome to use this as a study resource, but I won’t be removing dead links due to the purpose of the page.

Rabbinical lectures and general articles from from

Women in the Bible:

Philosophy Basics:

Post Traumatic Growth:

Free Online Library at (multiple articles)

Sermons Delivered at At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington

Bible Hub:

Blue Letter Bible:,:


Free Courses at Biblical

Bible History Online:

Rediscovering the Old Testament: Torah Class –

Ancient History Encyclopaedia:

On-Line Primary Literature: Related to ancient Near Eastern religions, Hellenistic Mediterranean religions and Biblical Study:

Answers in Genesis:

The Christian Researcher:

Open Library:   (Downloadable public domain resources)

The Ancient Near

World Cultures:

Online Christian Library:

Internet Sacred Texts Archive:

Bible Charts, copyright free:

Studies and Articles

Post Traumatic Growth: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence: Richard G. Tedeschi and Lawrence G. Calhoun:,%20Calhoun,%202004.pdf Psychological Enquiry  Vol 15 No 1 1-18  © 2004 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc.

Tennant-Clark, Fritz and Beauvis research on teenagers who had been involved in occult practices; 1989, The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4 Volume Set 4th Edition, by Irving B. Weiner (Editor), W. Edward Craighead (Editor) Wiley; 4 edition  © 2010

Religion in Mesopotamia:

Worldview Bias and the Origin of Hebrew Worship, by Scott Aniol:

Hypothermia is a frequent sign of severe hypoglycaemia in patients with diabetes:


Hypothermia and Diabetes:

Hypothermia WebMD Diabetes is listed as the first cause:

The 1906 Jewish Encyclopaedia, Diabetes Mellitus:

Diabetic Heart Disease as a Complication of Diabetes:

What is Diabetic Heart Disease? Causes, Symptoms etc.:

Childbirth in Developing Countries:

Mortality, Childbirth from the Encyclopaedia of Death and Dying:

Infant Mortality in The Land of Israel in Late Antiquity:

Wedding and Marriage Customs in the Bible:

Ancient Jewish Marriage from My Jewish Learning:

Why Did the Lord Allow Men to Have Concubines?:

Concubine: Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary:

World Health Organisation, Maternal Mortality:

World Health Organisation, Child Mortality:

Psychology Today on Polygamy:

Why We Lie By Robin Lloyd | May 15, 2006

Arcimowicz, Beata; Cantarero, Katarzyna & Soroko, Emilia (2015). Motivation and Consequences of Lying. A Qualitative Analysis of Everyday Lying [47 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(3), Art. 31,

A Permanent Tear: On the Loss of a Child, by Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider: December 14 2014

The distinction between personality disorder and mental illness | The British Journal of Psychiatry:

DSM-IV and DSM-5 Criteria for the Personality Disorders:

Narcissistic Personality Disorder In-Depth | Psych Central:

Narcissistic Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central:

Mental Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

FraudAid: Profile of a Con Artist:

Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms | Psych Central:

When My Son Was Arrested for Murder | Christianity Today excerpt from ‘When I Lay My Isaac Down,’ by Carol Kent: Excerpt from When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances by Carol Kent NavPress; Exp Upd edition (September 4, 2013)

Survivors of Homicide victims, The National Organization of Parents Of Murdered Children:

Archaeologists Discover Textiles from King Solomon Era | RELEVANT Magazine: 15/03/2016

The Tel Dan Inscription: The First Historical Evidence of King David from the Bible – Biblical Archaeology Society 24/09/2016:…nscription-the-first-historical-evidence-of-the-king-david-bible-story/

Judaism 101: Divorce: Copyright 5757-5771 (1996-2011), Tracey R Rich

Quartz Hill School of Theology, the Davidic Covenant:

The Davidic Covenant, Michael A. Grisanti, Associate Professor of Old Testament, The Master’s Seminary Journal

The Role of Parents in Children’s Psychological Development, by Jerome Kagan, PhD Supplement

The Impact of Attachment to Mother and Father and Sensitive Support of Exploration at an Early Age on Children’s Psychosocial Development through Young Adulthood, Karin Grossmann, PhD, Klaus E. Grossmann, PhD University of Regensburg, Germany October 2009, 2nd rev. ed.

Resilience after Trauma in Early Development, by Erin T. Reuther, PhD, Joy D. Osofsky, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Departments of Psychiatry and Paediatrics, USA October 2013

Special Considerations for Infants and Toddlers in Separation/Divorce: Developmental Issues in the Family Law Context, Jennifer E. McIntosh, PhD La Trobe University, Australia June 2011

Evaluate the pros and cons of employing family members:

Nepotism – good or bad – Dunhill Staffing: Neil G. Whitman CPC January 2013

Israel’s Codes of Conduct Compared to Surrounding Nations, Dennis Bratcher, September 2016 Voice, Institute

Miltary Law, Jewish Virtual Library:

Torah Shebal Peh The Orah Torah and Jewish Tradition, by John J. Parsons, Hebrew for Christians

Laws of Counting Jews – Parshat Bamidbar – Mitzvahs & Traditions,, by Aryeh Citron

Psychology Today: How Power Corrupts Leaders. Aug 08, 2009 Ron Riggio:

Phoenician Architecture – Ancient History Encyclopedia Mark Cartwright, posted May 2016:

What is the psychology of fame and power? by Will Wister:

Why Power Corrupts By Christopher Shea Smithsonian Magazine October 2012:

UCLA Honors Thesis Between the Sacred and Profane: Caravaggio’s Salvation-seeking Self-portraits as Goliath, © Amy Shatto, 2010 (Very kindly given to me by Amy.)

David E. Kanouse (1984), “Explaining Negativity Biases in Evaluation and Choice Behavior: Theory and Research”, in NA – Advances in Consumer Research Volume 11, eds., Thomas C. Kinnear, Provo, UT : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 703-708.

I Miss Iraq. I Miss My Gun. I Miss My War, by Brian Mockenhaupta

Returning Veterans With Addictions, July 14, 2011 | Military Mental Health, PTSD, Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Opioid Related Disorders, By Andrew J. Saxon, MD

Transcript Sebastian Junger: Why Veterans Miss War, | Talk Video | NY2014

Study: Combat soldiers more likely to commit violent crimes, Thursday Mar 14, 2013 NBC

Veterans and Violent Crime | Stronger at the Broken Places by David Chrisinger: ( on July 21, 2014

Jewish Time Divisions in the First Century AD:

The Levitical Offerings and Sacrifices:

Five Key Jewish Offerings Chart:

Anticipating modernity: the Jewish ‘welfare state’ in Biblical and medieval times by Allan Borowski, Australian Journal of Social Issues Vol. 47, No 3, © 2012

Pastor David Pawson on the Books of Samuel and the Psalms:

Rabbi Leibel Schapiro on the Davidic Dynasty

Covenants Series, Pastor Neville Strachan:

Look to You Worship Series, Pastor Neville Strachan:

Video Bibliography

I have worked through far more resources than these, though ones I do not recommend or were on peripheral topics of interest, have not been included, neither were the many Yale and Harvard psychology ones I watched to check my science.

Yale Lecture 2: The Dark Ages:

Whitman College: Bronze Age Collapse:

The Oriental Institute:
Including but not limited to:

  • Eric Cline | 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
  • Irving Finkel | The Ark Before Noah: A Great Adventure
  • Aren Maeir | New Light on the Biblical Philistines: Recent Study on the Frenemies of Ancient Israel
  • Felix Höflmayer | Chronologies of Collapse: Climate Change
  • Ancient Economies Miniseries – Prestige and the Ritual Economy of Chalcolithic Caanan
  • Ancient Economies Miniseries – The Archaeology of Farming and Herding – Gil Stein
  • Ancient Economies – Shopkeepers and the Bazaar Economy – Emmanuel Mayer
  • Death’s Dominion: Chalcolithic Religion and the Ritual Economy of the Southern Levant
  • Exploring the Roots of Mesopotamian Civilization: Excavations at Tell Zeidan, Syria
  • Ancient Economies – Persepolis and the Economy of Achemenid Persia – Matt Stolper

Professor Corey Auen:

  • Trade and Travel
  • GB 102 Israel’s Western Neighbours: The Canaanites, Philistines and Phoenicians
  • GB 102 Israel’s Eastern Neighbours
  • Early Near Eastern Roots of Western Civilisation

New York University (NYU) Series on Ancient Israel:
These lectures were inaccurate, of limited scope, and are not recommended. They had also
attracted many negative comments, especially on the inaccuracy of the material. The
two lecturers did not appear to be specialists in the field, and their main focus of study was
on other cultures. While non-political, factual lectures are helpful, these were so badly
researched, there was little useful information to be gained.

  • And Then There Were Kings
  • The House of David
  • Ancient Israel

University of Cambridge: Translations and Literature in Ancient Mesopotamia – Martin Worthington:

University of Chicago: Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia:

Primitive Technology Channel: The Sling and Forge Blower videos.

TED Talks:

Bruce Gore:

  • Egypt and the Israelite Judges
  • Assyrian Empire
  • Hittites and the Era of the Judges

Michael Levy: music videos:



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