Comic Book Depiction of David at Gath

Nathan P. Daniel is an artist who is preparing a series of comic books depicting the life of Biblical David.

Nathan has kindly sent me a few pages from his very impressive work (which he  hopes to publish in the near future), in which the biblical story of David arriving at the Gate of Gath and meeting King Achish (I Sam 21:10 ff.) is depicted.

Nathan informed me that he regularly visits the Safi blog to get information about the Philistines in general at Gath specifically. So, look at the first image and you can see how he depicts the fortifications of Gath. Notice that the region of the gate is quite similar to the area of the Gate that we found in recent seasons (see, for example, here), and the chalk cliffs of the tell. You’ll notice as well that the Philistines are selling pig (regarding Philistine pigs, see for example here), and their soldiers look like the “Sea Peoples” warriors in the Medinet Habu reliefs (see an example of the Sea Peoples in these reliefs here).

Notice that the Philistines are depicted using a closed oven. While in the early Iron Age the Philistine mainly used open hearths, from the early Iron II (ca. 1000 BCE), the closed “Tabun”/”Tanur” mudbrick oven becomes popular (for a picture, see here).

Check it out – VERY nice!


One thought on “Comic Book Depiction of David at Gath

  1. גדעון חרלפ

    יפהפה דוד מלכנו – אכן היה שם ! גדעון

    2017-04-01 19:33 GMT+03:00 The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog :

    > arenmaeir posted: “Nathan P. Daniel is an artist who is preparing a series > of comic books depicting the life of Biblical David. Nathan has kindly sent > me a few pages from his very impressive work (which he hopes to publish in > the near future), in which the biblical stor” >

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