David in Love and War is a reworking of the dissertation that Bailey worked on while at Emory College in Atlanta, Georgia. His interests in literary critical concerns directed him in regards to the information he wanted to cover in his book. Bailey covers 2 Samuel 10 –12 as well as the connection between David and Bathsheba.
Randall C. Bailey is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Hebrew Bible at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Bailey is a native of Malden, M.A. He received the B.A. from Brandeis University, the M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, the M.Div. from Candler School of Theology and the Ph.D. in Old Testament from Emory University.