Wise one, while I'm glad you managed to find a paragraph from Mr Gerig which supports your spin on the story, you should have read a little further. You know, like this on the site's home page:Did you exceed over that, you know weep to excess and grief, another meaning of gadal!
Now, I say again "exceeded" meant that David was to exceed Jonathan, and take his heir rights and become king.
(remainder 'quoted' from: http://epistle.us/hbarticles/saulinsultdavelo... )
"Homosexuality and the Bible
By Bruce L. Gerig
We are sad to announce the passing of Bruce L. Gerig on May 29, 2012. He was 76 years old.
Bruce began his intense Bible investigation when he realized that the Scriptures did NOT condemn gay people to hell as those in the Church had taught him. He sought to find out for himself what the Scriptures really said about homosexuality, same-sex orientation and loving relationships.
Since then he has dedicated his scholarly research to all GLBT people who have suffered condemnation, not from God, but from their families, friends and churches who use the name of God against them.
In each of his articles, Bruce gathers mountains of information from countless resources, which included noting the meanings of ancient words and languages, local customs and social mores, and commentaries by other researchers, experts and scholars. He brought this information all together to form a more complete picture of what was really going on in the stories of the Bible. He also referenced and heavily footnoted his sources so readers could investigate for themselves and show that he wasn't just making it all up.
Of special note is Bruce's original work in his Jonathan and David series. When he first began his research, he was shocked to discover how few Biblical scholars investigated the special relationship between these two men of the Bible who loved each other, especially since one of them would become the King of Israel and the Jewish people...."