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Jonathan: (a) (d. 877 BCE BCE) Son of Saul and sworn friend of David. Helped David escape Saul’s designs on his life. Led the Israelite rebellion against the Philistines and was killed in battle together with his father. (b) A common Jewish name.
Philistine Oppression, Jonathan's Victory, Saul's Disobedience, Jonathan's Bravery, The Victory, Jonathan Is Saved
The Philistines Attack Again, Saul and the Witch of Endor, David Returns To Ziklag, Death of Saul and Jonathan, David Mourns For Saul and Jonathan
David -- National Hero, Saul's Jealousy Grows, David's and Jonathan's Secret Pact, The New-Moon Banquet, David and Jonathan
For an informed reading of I Samuel 20:18–42
When We Read the Story of David and Jonathan David and Jonathan were the most unlikely friends, whose deep love rose above palace intrugue and King Saul's irrational hatred. The Talmud describes the love of David and Jonathan as a pure one that was not co...
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.
A biblical history of the Jews
G‑d tells the prophet Samuel that the kingship must be removed from King Saul and given to a previously unknown shepherd named David, the son of Jesse. In this class we learn of the tragic and final chapter of Saul’s life, in which he becomes obsessed wit...
A biblical history of the Jews
Following the passing of Samson, the Jewish people were led by a high priest named Eli, who ministered in the sanctuary in Shiloh. After Eli’s death, the prophet Samuel becomes the leader of the Jewish people, until he anoints Saul as the first king of Is...
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...
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