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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.
The period of King David and King Solomon’s reign and the construction of the Holy Temple; from the year 2892 to 2964 of creation.
Drawing upon events of King David’s life and his unique virtues, we’re able to apply important lessons in our lives.
On Shavuot, Moses as a baby was removed from the River Nile; King David and The Baal Shem Tov passed away -- the link between these events.
The true function of Jewish kings and the unique nature of the kingdom of the house of David.
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