Jerusalem: The Biography

I wrote the following letter to the editor in response to the National Post’s five-part excerpt of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s best-selling book, Jerusalem: The Biography. 

Letter to the Editor re: Jerusalem: The Biography

Simon Sebag Montefiore has apparently taken the world by storm with what he claims is “The Biography” on Jerusalem and what National Post calls “an extraordinary new book.” One would hope that an author who has undertaken a project of such vital religious, historical and political significance would not to be so reckless and unseemly with his sources, the Christian Scriptures in Genesis to Revelation in particular.

The writer not only heedlessly casts King David as largely vulgar, salacious and power-hungry; he also disregards the Bible’s revelation of King Jesus, “the Root and Offspring of David,” who alone holds redemption and hope for the hemorrhaging cities and broken lives of this needy world and its muddled leaders.

I pray that Montefiore and his readers still take the time and care to consult “The Biography” on the New Jerusalem that’s under construction, the jewel of the new world God has promised.

Published in: on February 21, 2012 at 4:58 am  Comments (5)  
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  1. Has the NP published your letter?

  2. Not yet, but I’m still hoping they will. They’ve told me that they are still considering it. When I originally sent it, I didn’t provide my contact details other than email address, so this may be the reason for the delay.

  3. The letter was published in today’s edition of NP.

  4. i see it at the top of the page here:

  5. Thanks for the link, Paul.

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