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David's reign as the LORD's anointed is therefore a down payment on the shape the future will take, a christomorphic shape already intruding itself within Israel's present through David.
In the Hebrew Bible, Genesis presents Noah and Abraham as non-Israelites; Jeremiah describes Nebuchadnezzar as the servant of God; Isaiah calls the Persian King Cyrus the Lord's anointed and shepherd; and Jonah relates how the Assyrians obey the word of God.
I'm going to feel safer with a guy in Number Ten who relies more on his intelligence and less on the conviction that he is the Lord's anointed.