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King David: (a) (907-837 BCE) A Bethlehem native, youngest son of Jesse and Nitzevet. A shepherd boy, he rose to fame after slaying the Philistine hero Goliath. This earned him the hand of King Saul’s daughter Michal in marriage. Anointed by Samuel to succeed Saul after the latter failed to annihilate Amalek. This aroused Saul's jealousy, who then pursued him relentlessly. David became king after Saul’s death. During his monarchy, David successfully secured and expanded Israel’s borders, but was beset by a series of revolts and personal tribulations. Compiled the Book of Psalms. Succeeded by his son Solomon. (b) A common Jewish name.
David King of Judah, The United Jewish Kingdom, Jerusalem, David's Last Wars, David's Trials, Absalom's Revolt, David's Humility, National Calamities, David's Successor, "David King of Israel Lives"
David the Shepherd, David and Goliath, Saul's Jealousy, Jonathan's Loyalty, David in Exile, Death of King Saul
A biblical history of the Jews
Even after the death of Saul, King David’s leadership is contested. In this class we learn of the many domestic and foreign conflicts that David overcame in the beginning of his rule, as well as the conquest of the future site of the Holy Temple in Jerusa...
King David is one of the most well-known figures in Jewish history. His life was filled with much happiness and much pain. He is known by many titles: David the conqueror, David the pious man, David the sweet singer, David the shepherd and David the penit...
In exile, the fourth leg of the Throne is missing.
In exile, the fourth leg of the Throne is missing.
In the famous narrative, young David slays Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior, using a round pebble he collected from a brook.
Dealing with Challenges, an Epidemic and Sibling Rivalry
Discover more about the life of King David, his deep faith, and the pivotal role of his mother Nitzevet.
The harp of King David had 7 strings, yet the harp of Moshiach will have eight.
David had a tumultous, yet ultimately triumphant life. He was the progenitor of a royal dynasty chosen by G‑d, but he suffered mightily from strife, especially at the hand of those closest to him.
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