Bonus Features

Who was Abigail?

Abigail was the third wife of King David. She married him during his fugitive years after the death of her first husband. Her story is found in 1 Samuel 25.

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Book Club Discussion questions

Bible Study questions

Chapter One of Abigail: A Novel: Read here.

Jill’s research for The Wives of King David series was broad and in-depth, spanning Bible commentaries, Bible encyclopedias, Bible dictionaries, archaeological magazines, books on manners, customs, and life and times of the Old Testament eras. She searched websites for Bible places, Hebrew words, and interesting tidbits, studied maps and photos of Israel, made idea boards where she “cast” models and actors into the novel’s starring roles to help her “see” her characters, read books on women of the Bible, Bible cookbooks, and tried some of the recipes. As a final research tool, she traveled with her husband to Israel, giving her a final hands-on feel for the place.

Besides those books already listed on Michal’s page of this site, here are a few more resources to help get you started doing your own research into biblical times:

1. Ancient Israel - Its Life and Institutions

2. After the Apple

3. A Pocket Guide to Common Species from Nature in Israel
Four Volume Set includes:

Trees and Shrubs of Israel

Birds of Israel

Mammals of Israel

Wildflowers of Israel

4. Archeological Study Bible

5. Chronological Study Bible

6. Bible Places (website)

7. Why did God allow Polygamy/bigamy in the Bible? (website)

8. Jewish Encyclopedia - Polygamy

9. Art and Archeology of the Mediterranean World

10. Hebrew Names for God

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