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King David
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Statue of David by Nicolas Cordier, in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome
Reign over Judah c.1010 - 1003 BC; over Judah and Israel c.1003 - 970 BC.
Born c 1040 BC
Birthplace Bethlehem
Died c.970 BC
Place of death Jerusalem
Predecessor Saul
Successor Solomon
Consort .Michal, Ahinoam, Abigail, Maachah, Haggith, Abital, Eglah and Bathsheba.^ Adonijah, son of Haggith Shephatiah, son of Abital Ithream by Eglah David's wife.
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Royal House House of David
Father Jesse
Mother not named in the Bible; identified by the Talmud as Nitzevet daughter of Adael.
.David Hebrew: דָּוִד, Modern David Tiberian dɔwið, "beloved"; Arabic: دَاوُۥدَ‎, Dāwud; Greek: Δαβιδ was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Bible.^ David king over all Israel ( 2 Sam.
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^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

^ Cyrus' first conquest was the kingdom of Media, ruled by Ishtovega (in Greek Astyages), who, according to several sources, was Cyrus' grandfather.
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.He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without fault, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms.^ But even if it is not, I propose that we have contemporary representations of king Solomon in the sketch of Senenmut, and in the statues (the latter including his daughter, Neferure) as found in many books.

^ Each of these is referred to some incident recorded in the books of Samuel, although sometimes the citation is erroneous (see PSALMS).
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^ LITERATURE. See the commentaries on the books of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Psalms, and histories of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, especially Wellhausen and Kittel .
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Thiele dates his life to c.1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c.1010–1003 BC, and his reign over the united Kingdom of Israel c.1003–970 BC.[citation needed] The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only source of information on his life and reign, although the Tel Dan stele records the existence in the mid-9th century of a Judean royal dynasty called the "House of David".
.David's life is particularly important to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic culture.^ The Psalms of David were important to the life of Israel and to the Temple.
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^ "After the Revolution of 1917 there was a very intense Jewish cultural life in Russia, both in Yiddish and in Hebrew.
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^ This was perhaps the only period in the life of the Jewish people in its own land when it was not under heavy external pressure, and did not have to struggle for its political or cultural existence.
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.In Islam, David (Dawood) is a prophet and the king of a nation, as well as the young warrior who slew Goliath before gaining power and ruling his kingdom.^ David King David pull that crap, as well?

^ All this comes from someone who has never heard of King before.
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^ Cyrus' first conquest was the kingdom of Media, ruled by Ishtovega (in Greek Astyages), who, according to several sources, was Cyrus' grandfather.
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He is remembered for his eloquent speech and the beautiful recitation of God's word.

Contents

Biblical narrative

David is chosen

David anointed by Samuel, early 1900's Bible Card illustration
.God withdraws his favor from Saul, king of Israel.^ Horeb, it was said to him, among other things: "And you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: 'The Lord, God of the Hebrews, has met with us .
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^ However the LORD God of Israel chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel.
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^ This unfortunate situation, along with Saul's massacre of the inhabitants of the Israelite town of Nob, were further "fruits" of Samuel's effort to replace Saul as Israel's king.
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"Saul's final sin was his refusal to carry out the ban against the Amalekites..."[1] Saul has previously sinned during the battle of Michmash where he leads Israel against the Philistines.[1] .The prophet Samuel had driven the Philistines from Israel but at Michmash the Philistines threaten again.^ Somewhere between the end of 1st Samuel and the 2nd Chapter of 2nd Samuel, the Philistines apparently abandoned most of the towns and cities of Israel that they had occupied.
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^ Samuel the seer, and in the book [history] of Nathan the prophet, and in the book [history] of Gad the seer, With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.
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^ And Samuel is the prophet of Israel.

In these passages Saul is presented as a type of anti-Gideon.[2] Saul stops Ahijah in the middle of his consultation, "an unparalleled act in Scripture"[3]..."[S]aul silenced the Lord; and in response the Lord became silent."[4]
.Later, when Saul seeks Yahweh, He does not answer, and Saul goes to a medium (1 Sam.^ David's first impulse on his flight from Saul had been to seek safety there ( 1 Sam 21:10-15 ).
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^ Goes to the wilderness of Ziph, is betrayed to Saul, 1 Sam.
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^ His name was well known in the country--Saul does not require to be told who he is ( 1 Sam 16:18 ; 17:58 )--but he was by this time advanced in years ( 1 Sam 17:12 ).
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28)."[5]
.The prophet Samuel seeks a new king for his people from the sons of Jesse of Bethlehem.^ To identify Saul's successor, the L ORD sent the prophet Samuel on an unpublicized mission to Bethlehem, to look for a man named Jesse.
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^ Samuel, who received him, and he dwelt among the sons of the prophets, who were there under Samuel's training.
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^ Anointed king, while a youth, by the prophet Samuel, and inspired, 1 Sam.
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.Seven of Jesse's sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel says "The LORD has not chosen these."^ However the LORD God of Israel chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel.
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^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
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^ Then she said to him, "My lord, you swore by the LORD your God to your maidservant, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.'
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.He then asks "Are these all the sons you have?"^ "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for by all these practices the nations I am casting out before you have defiled themselves" (Leviticus 18:24) .
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^ 'Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around.
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^ The LORD has brought upon you all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the LORD has delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom your son.
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and .Jesse answers, "There is still the youngest but he is tending the sheep."^ Tribesman: There are sayings of Mohammed that the happiest life is that of the shepherd, and that no one became a prophet who had not at one time tended a flock of sheep.
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^ He asked Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” Jesse answered that he had forgotten about his youngest son, David, who was too young to be included in important meetings, and was tending the sheep.
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.David is brought to Samuel, and "the LORD said, 'Rise and anoint him; he is the one.'"^ Horeb, it was said to him, among other things: "And you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: 'The Lord, God of the Hebrews, has met with us .
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^ And David said, "O LORD, I pray, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!"
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^ Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him.
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[6]
.God sends an evil spirit to torment Saul and his attendants suggest he send for David.^ David went back again to his shepherd life, but "the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward," and "the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul" ( 1 Sam.
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^ David had enjoyed precious experiences of the love of God, and had been richly endowed with His Spirit; in the history of Saul he had seen the utter worthlessness of mere human wisdom.

^ It was the carcasses of the evil kings and their sepulchers that were removed in response to Gods command (Ezekiel 43:9) not the sepulchers of David that were deep in bedrock.
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.Saul does so and makes David one of his armor-bearers and "whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play.^ This is what one would expect with David's sons.

^ Again Saul became depressed, and again David played the harp for him.
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^ Does that make God (and Nathan) a liar?
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.Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him."^ [Clearly, David had a far better understanding than Saul ever had regarding the attitudes, statesmanship, and spiritual concerns that would be required in order to hold his monarchy together.
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^ Saul would end up begging an Amalekite to finish him off in the heat of battle.
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^ If Saul wanted one of his sons to succeed him, the son (Jonathan) would have to marry his sister or even his mother in an incestuous marriage which was not acceptable according to Israelite standards.

David and Goliath

David hoists the severed head of Goliath by Gustave Doré
.The Israelites are facing the Philistines in the Valley of Elah.^ This summer, the Philistine army and the Israelite army faced each other deep in Israelite territory.
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.David is bringing food to his older brothers who are with King Saul.^ As David and his party fled eastward, they were met by a distant relative of dead King Saul , named Shimei.
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^ Nathan was an older brother of Solomon, yet Solomon was chosen by God to succeed David to the throne.
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^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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.David's father Jesse has given David instructions similar to those given by Jacob to Joseph calling for David to look into the welfare of his brothers.^ "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end."

^ It was into this scene that David arrived, reporting for his part-time duties with King Saul, while also running errands for his father, since three of David's older brothers were in the military.
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^ For the sake of Jacob my servant and Israel, my chosen, I have called you by name and given you your title, though you have not known Me " (Isaiah 45:1-4).
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.(See Genesis 37:12-17 compare 1 Sam.^ Three (not seven) years of famine was the alternative offered to David ( 2 Sam 24:13 ; compare 1 Ch 21:12 ).
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^ Thus, Amnon is the special patron of David's nephew Jonadab ( 2 Sam 13:3 ; compare 21:21), and Absalom is backed by Amasa ( 2 Sam 17:25 ).
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^ David's sons discharged priestly functions ( 2 Sam 8:18 ; compare Nathan in Zec 12:12 ).
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17:17-19).[7] Giant Goliath challenging the Israelites to send their own champion to decide the outcome in single combat. .Goliath is dressed in scale armor, the Hebrew word literally meaning "scales".[7](1 Sam.^ The Hebrew term dabar in Hebrew means word, but it also can mean book and even history, and it is translated that way in many versions.
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^ It was draped over Sauls personal armor, which reached down past the boys knees as if it were a womans dress woven of scaled bronze.

^ Basically the Hebrew word house ( bayeth or beyt ) means one of two things.
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17:5) Typologically this harkens back to the scales of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden.[8] .Goliath has been taunting the Israelites for forty days, which is analogous to Israel's wilderness experience during the Exodus of forty years prior to Joshua's conquest and deliverance, (see Numbers 14:33-34) making David a type of new Joshua who would deliver the Israelites.^ During this lull, a huge Philistine soldier named Goliath, probably over nine feet tall, occupied his time by pacing the no-man's-land between the two armies, taunting the Israelites.
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^ Thus, Israel became one of the "great powers" of the world during the reign of David and his immediate successor.
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^ References in the New Testament: Even as early as Ezekiel, David became the ruler who was to govern the restored people of Israel (34:23,14; 37:24).
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.As in Numbers 13:25-33, during the time of the Conquest, the Israelites are afraid of a giant or giants in the land.^ During this lull, a huge Philistine soldier named Goliath, probably over nine feet tall, occupied his time by pacing the no-man's-land between the two armies, taunting the Israelites.
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^ During his wandering David's followers increased in numbers (compare 1 Sam 22:2 ; 23:13 ; 25:13).
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[9] .Likewise Goliath is described as a "giant" whose hometown is Gath[9], a city where the Anakim giants, who were conquered by Joshua years earlier, had relocated, making Goliath a possible descendant.^ His defining moment came when, at 16 years of age, * he fought and defeated the giant soldier Goliath .
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^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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^ He also did not yearn, as did Alexander the Great and his descendants, to smother the conquered nations with his country's culture, nor did he make any attempt, as did the descendants of Mohammed, to impose his language and religion upon the defeated nations .
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[9]
David and Goliath by Caravaggio
.So David goes to Saul and tells Saul he is prepared to face Goliath because he has killed a bear and a lion (1 Sam.^ Saul continued to try and kill David (1.Sam.

^ Kills a lion and a bear, 1 Sam.
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^ Perhaps David never lost that youthful instinct as a hunter of which he had once spoken to Saul, in the face of Goliath's arrogance (1.Samuel 17:34-36): 'Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it.

17:37). David insists that he can defeat Goliath. "Goliath had committed blasphemy, a capital crime, and David was going out to stone him to death."[10]
.Saul wants him to make the attempt.^ Saul attempts to slay him; he escapes to Ramah, and dwells at Naioth, to there Saul pursues him, 1 Sam.
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^ He also still performed from time to time the office of minstrel; but the successive attempts of Saul upon his life convinced him that he was in constant danger.
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^ If Saul wanted one of his sons to succeed him, the son (Jonathan) would have to marry his sister or even his mother in an incestuous marriage which was not acceptable according to Israelite standards.

.Saul attempts to dress David in his own armor but David will not take it.^ On two occasions David had Saul in his power, but refused to seize the opportunity of taking his life ( 1 Sam 24 -26).
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^ It was draped over Sauls personal armor, which reached down past the boys knees as if it were a womans dress woven of scaled bronze.

^ Permalink Also to note would be David's homosexual relationship with Jonathan (the son of the previous king, Saul) and the guerrilla war he fought to take over the kingdom of Israel from Saul.

.Instead David chooses a staff and a sling to confront Goliath.^ David approached Goliath on the run, sling in hand.
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.The sling is significant because Saul is of the tribe of Benjamin, and should be a good slinger, presumably capable of defeating Goliath with a sling (an earlier work called the Book of Judges, indicates that warriors in Saul's tribe, the Benjamites, were known as excellent slingers (Judges 20:16)[11]).^ The tribesmen of Benjamin near whose border his home was situated were famed through all Israel as slingers, some of whom could sling at a hair and not miss ( Jdg 20:16 ).
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^ His defining moment came when, at 16 years of age, * he fought and defeated the giant soldier Goliath .
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^ The two books of Samuel should logically be thought of as a single book, or perhaps as a continuation of the book of Judges.
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.David, however, is not a Benjamite but he chooses to fight Goliath using a weapon that the King's own tribe is indicated to have been proficient in, after the king has delayed action for forty days.^ There at Hebron, the local leaders of the tribe of Judah agreed to make David their king.
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^ Civil War: David immediately removed from Ziklag and took up his quarters at Hebron, where he was at once anointed king over his own tribe of Judah.
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^ He supplied David with armor and weapons, but David wasn't used to them, and insisted on fighting this well-equipped giant with only a shepherd's sling, with which he was an expert marksman.
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(see Judges 20:15-16)[12]
.David is victorious, striking Goliath's head with a stone from his sling.^ David took his sling, and with a well-trained aim threw a stone "out of the brook," which struck the giant's forehead, so that he fell senseless to the ground.
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^ David approached Goliath on the run, sling in hand.
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."Goliath was dressed like a serpent with his scale armor, and he died like a serpent, with a head wound, just as the Philistine god Dagon had his head crushed.^ Again there was war at Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
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^ Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God'.

^ When the servants of David prevailed, Abner (like the Philistines after David killed Goliath) evidently decided that their previously arranged agreement wasn't such a good idea and fled.
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.As the Psalm says, all those who worship idols will be like them (Ps.^ Eliakim was to be beneficent, like a father to those who live in Jerusalem and Judah.
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^ And the Cushite answered, "May the enemies of my lord the king, and all who rise against you to do harm, be like that young man!"
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^ Most likely the Mystery would be diminished and discarded by most people in preference to following the Torah, forgetting that Christ has fulfilled all of those requirements.
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.155:1-8)".[13] An earlier passage, 1 Samuel 5.2–7, relates how the ark of Yahweh was captured by the Philistines and taken to Dagon's temple in Ashdod.^ Source: 2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13, 15, 16 Note:   1 Numbers 4:15 Preparations for the Temple .
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^ Owing to the sudden death of one of the drivers, which he interpreted as indicative of anger on the part of Yahweh, David left the ark at the house of a Philistine which happened to be near at hand.
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^ David constructed a Tabernacle to house the Ark of the Covenant (brought from the town of Baale, 2 Samuel 6:2, 17) until the Temple would be built.
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.The following morning they found the image of Dagon lying prostrate before the ark.^ In fact the exchange of 2 Samuel chapter 7 occurred soon after the Ark was brought to Jerusalem, before David even saw Bathsheba and they married.
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^ Instead of carrying the Ark as prescribed, they followed the example of the Philistines, placing it on a cart.
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.They set the image upright, but again on the morning of the following day they found it prostrate before the ark.^ And they ate and drank before the Lord on that day with great gladness" (29:20, 22).

^ So they ate and drank before the LORD with great gladness on that day.
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^ Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate.
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.The Philistines flee in terror and the Israelites win a great victory.^ The result was a great victory to the Israelites, who pursued the Philistines to the gates of Gath and Ekron.
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^ They believed that during the battle, he would change sides, fight against the Philistines, turn an Israelite defeat into victory, and return home to Israel as a great hero.
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.David cuts off the giant's head and takes it to Jerusalem, perhaps as a warning to the Jebusites who still rule there.^ David proceeded to take the Philistine's own sword, and cut off his head with it.
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^ His rival had, besides, the backing of the mass of the people and of Samuel who was still virtual head of the state and last court of appeal.
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^ And they cut off the head of Sheba and threw it out to Joab.
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.Saul asks who the young hero is; and David replies, "I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem."^ The deep-laid plots of the enraged king, who could not fail to observe that David "prospered exceedingly," all proved futile, and only endeared the young hero the more to the people, and very specially to Jonathan, Saul's son, between whom and David a life-long warm friendship was formed.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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.1 Samuel 17:58 Significantly perhaps, Saul is often seen holding a spear, Goliath's weapon of choice, throughout the rest of First Samuel.^ Samuel 17:40-51 ) Relations with Saul.
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^ With God's help, Samuel chose and trained a tall and handsome man named Saul to be Israel's first king.
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^ Saul was the first one to establish a regular army of 3,000 men: "And two thousand were with Saul in Michmash and the hill country of Bethel, and 1,000 with Jonathan at Givat Binyamin; and he sent the rest of the people home" (I Samuel 13:2).
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King Saul and David

.Saul makes David a commander over his armies and offers him his daughter Michal in marriage.^ He sent messengers to David offering to make a covenant with him.
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^ When David's wife Michal (the daughter of Saul) saw this, she despised him in her heart.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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Saul Tries to Kill David by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
.David is successful in many battles, and the women say, "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."^ David himself commanded many successful raids that summer.
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^ David moved on, but after the battle Saul and his elite troops again set off in pursuit.
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^ If David did not immediately marry Ahinoam in a marriage of succession but kept her until the death of Saul, she would have been a ca.

.His popularity awakes Saul's fears — "What more can he have but the kingdom?"^ Harassed by the necessity of moving from place to place through fear of Saul, David once more sought refuge among the Philistines ( 1 Sam.
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— and by various stratagems the jealous king seeks his death. .But the plots all prove futile, and only endear David the more to the people, and especially to Saul's son Jonathan, who loves David (1 Samuel 18:1, 2 Samuel 1:25-26).^ So David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed over the Jordan.
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^ Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David.
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^ And all the people who are with him will flee, and I will strike only the king.
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.The covenant David and Jonathan form eventually leads to David offering the "kindness of God"[17][18] to Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, a cripple, by seating him at David's own table instead of eradicating Saul's line.^ He sent messengers to David offering to make a covenant with him.
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^ Treats Mephibosheth, the lame son of Saul, with great kindness, 2 Sam.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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[18][19] .Warned by Jonathan, David flees into the wilderness.^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
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^ David's wife Michal loved him and her brother Jonathan, and helped David to escape out of a window of Saul's fortress palace to flee to the Philistines, 1.Sam.

^ At the giants approach, David, too, ran forward, although he suddenly stopped, without warning, and reached into a little leather bag tied to his belt.

.In the wilderness David gathers a band of followers and becomes the champion of the oppressed while evading the pursuit of Saul.^ David moved on, but after the battle Saul and his elite troops again set off in pursuit.
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^ Saul continued his pursuit of David, who narrowly escaped from him at this time, and fled to the crags and ravines of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea ( 1 Sam.
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^ In his desert hideout, David heard about Saul's renewed effort, and decided that in order to be prepared, he needed to gather military intelligence about Saul's forces.
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.He accepts Ziklag as a chief from the Philistine king Achish of Gath, but continues secretly to champion the Israelites.^ We accordingly find him first at Nob ( 21:1-9 ) and then at Gath, the chief city of the Philistines.
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^ It was the trumpets of King Achish, blowing the Philistine retreat.

^ Concluding that David couldn't be trusted in this situation, the other four kings overruled Achish and sent David home to Ziklag.
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.Achish then marches against Saul, but David is excused from the war on the accusation of the Philistine nobles that his loyalty to their cause cannot be trusted.^ Achish summoned David with his men to join his army against Saul; but the lords of the Philistines were suspicious of David's loyalty, and therefore he was sent back to Ziklag, which he found to his dismay may had been pillaged and burnt during his brief absence.
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^ David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead praising them for retrieving the bodies of Saul and his sons from the Philistine town of Beth Shan and giving them a proper burial.
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^ David was not chiefly known for his successful exploits against the Philistines, by one of which he won his wife, and rove back the Philistine power with a blow from which it only rallied at the disastrous close of Saul?s reign.
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David in the wilderness

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Gustave Doré, 1865, Michal helps young David escape.
^ With the help of stratagem on the part of Michal, this was effected and David went to Samuel at Ramah for counsel and advice ( 1 Sam 19:18 ).
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^ David's wife Michal loved him and her brother Jonathan, and helped David to escape out of a window of Saul's fortress palace to flee to the Philistines, 1.Sam.


"So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped". Samuel 1, chapter 19, 12
.While David is hiding for his life, Saul gives Michal as a wife to Palti, son of Laish, and David takes two other wives, Ahinoam and Abigail.^ Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David.
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^ Saul was chasing David around in the wilderness seeking to take his life.

^ This was a give and take: If Saul gave away David's wife, David had reason to retaliate by taking Saul's wife.

.1 Samuel 25 Later when David became king of Judah and Ish-bosheth Michal's brother (and Saul's son) ruled the northern tribes of Israel, David demanded her return to him, in return for peace between them.^ David king over Judah.
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^ David demanded that Abner return her to him.
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^ Saul's daughter Michal was in love with David.
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This Ish-bosheth did, despite the public protests of Palti.[20]
.Much later, after Michal was back with David, she criticized David because he danced, partially unclothed, as he brought the Ark of the Covenant to the newly-captured Jerusalem in a religious procession.^ David was partially accepting because a dynasty and kingdom were announced in 2 Samuel 7:1216 with the words seed, kingdom, and throne, all of which indicate the establishment of a dynasty from David.
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^ Covenant, Ark of the Hatshepsut would even employ a high-priest in her religious infrastructure.

^ One of his first goals in this regard was to bring the Ark of the Covenant of the L ORD to Jerusalem.
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[21] .Michal died without having had children with David, which the Book of Samuel[22] suggested was a punishment for her criticism.^ Chronicles: We would obtain a very different idea of the personal character of David if we drew our conclusions from the books of Samuel and Kings or from the books of Chronicles.
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^ With the help of stratagem on the part of Michal, this was effected and David went to Samuel at Ramah for counsel and advice ( 1 Sam 19:18 ).
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^ Velikovsky had opted for Thutmose I, without his having attempted to make any link between this pharaoh and king David.

.She did, however, have five sons from her previous marriage whom David later handed over to the Gibeonites to be killed to avenge their grandfather, King Saul's attack on that tribe.^ So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul [one of David's first wives], whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite; and he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them on the hill before the LORD in the first days of barley harvest.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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^ As David and his party fled eastward, they were met by a distant relative of dead King Saul , named Shimei.
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David's reign as king

.Saul and Jonathan are killed during a battle with the Philistines at Mount Gilboa.^ This time, though, Saul became enraged and hurled his spear to kill Jonathan.
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^ Meeting David, he reported that the battle had gone badly, and that both King Saul and his heir-apparent, Prince Jonathan, had died.
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^ David's wife Michal loved him and her brother Jonathan, and helped David to escape out of a window of Saul's fortress palace to flee to the Philistines, 1.Sam.

.David mourns their death, then goes up to Hebron, where he is anointed king over Judah; in the north, Saul's son Ish-Bosheth attempts to rule the tribes of Israel.^ There at Hebron, the local leaders of the tribe of Judah agreed to make David their king.
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^ David king over Judah.
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^ Probably by now Saul had heard that Samuel had anointed David king.
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.War ensues between Ish-Bosheth and David, until Ish-Bosheth is assassinated.^ David wages war against, and defeats, Ish-bosheth, 2 Sam.
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^ Abner revolts from Ish-bosheth, and joins David, but is slain by Joab, 2 Sam.
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^ Gradually his power increased, and during the two years which followed the elevation of Ish-bosheth a series of skirmishes took place between the two kingdoms.
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.The assassins bring forward the head of Ish-Bosheth to David hoping for reward, but David executes them for their crime against the Lord's anointed.^ David wages war against, and defeats, Ish-bosheth, 2 Sam.
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^ David went back again to his shepherd life, but "the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward," and "the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul" ( 1 Sam.
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^ So David's anger was greatly aroused against the man, and he said to Nathan, "As the LORD lives, the man who has done this shall surely die!
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.Yet with the death of the son of Saul, the elders of Israel come to Hebron, and David, 30 years old, is anointed King over Israel and Judah.^ David king over Judah.
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^ Probably by now Saul had heard that Samuel had anointed David king.
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^ When David was anointed king, he was probably about 15 years old.
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Panorama of the Harod Valley below, part of the Jezreel- see Mount Gilboa
David conquers Jebus, the Jebusite fortress now called Jerusalem, and makes it his capital and "Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house." David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, intending to build a temple. .God, speaking to the prophet Nathan, forbids it, saying the temple must wait for a future generation.^ Horeb, it was said to him, among other things: "And you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and say to him: 'The Lord, God of the Hebrews, has met with us .
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^ But Jeremiah was concerned with Israel and the God of Israel, and he said to the generals in prophetic anger: "If you are bent on going to Egypt .
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^ There let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him king over Israel; and blow the horn, and say, 'Long live King Solomon!'
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.But God makes a covenant with David, promising that he will establish the house of David eternally: "Your throne shall be established forever."^ Your throne shall be established forever."'"
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^ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You.
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^ He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
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."Throughout David's reign, the ark remained in ['the tent which David had pitched for it'] and David organized the Levites to worship there.^ David had re-emphasized the order that the awe-inspiring Ark was to be carried by "no one but the Levites" (1.Chronicles 15:2).

^ In Chapter 7, after David completed his palace and secured a reasonable degree of peace throughout Israel, he said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells inside tent curtains."
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^ Once Jerusalem became David's capital, he determined to establish public worship there, with reformed methods and grand scale.
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Meanwhile, the Mosaic tabernacle (without the ark) continued to operated in Gibeon, some seven miles northwest of the capital....Eventually, the ark was reunited with the rest of the tabernacle furniture in the temple of Solomon.".[25]

David's conquests

The Mesha stele as photographed circa 1891. The stele describes King Mesha's wars against the Israelites.
David begins his conquest with the Philistines to his west. He takes "Metheg Amma" from the Philistines, which probably means "bridle of the mother" or "mother city" and by controlling the bridle, controls the nation.[26] This may have been Gath.[27][28] .He subdues the Moabites to the east, then turns north to fight Hadadezer of Zobah, establishing a garrison at Damascus;[29] finally conquering the Edomites to his south.^ The undefeated victor of a hundred battles, who had triumphed over his foes to the north, south, east and west, was frightened, Jonathan saw, but of what, exactly, he did not know.

^ The Temple of Solomon was 150 feet wide (north to south) and 500 feet long (east to west) (Josephus, Against Apion 1.198).
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^ When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 of the Syrians.
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[30][31][32] This conquest figuratively extends his conquest to the four corners of the earth and extends his lands to those promised to Abraham in the Book of Genesis[31][32]
.The Moabites pay tribute to David; David takes gold shields from Hadadezer[33] and bronze from his cities.^ After capturing Jerusalem, David ruled the 12 tribes of Israel from that capital city for the next 33 years, naming it the City of David.
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^ And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

.Another local ruler, Toi of Hamath, hears about David's conquest of Hadadezer and sends tribute to David for delivering his nation from Hadadezer.^ With a view to extending his conquests among foreign nations, David determined to increase his army by requiring military service from all who were of proper age.

^ After this, as David was negotiating with the nation to restore him to his throne, he committed a faux pas , throwing the nation into yet another civil war.
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^ King Toi, of Hamath, wisely began paying tribute to David without waiting to be subjugated, thereby saving the lives of many of his people.
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[26] .The bronze taken from the conquest was used in the building of Solomon's Temple (built by David's son), particularly in casting the sea of Bronze, which sat on the back of twelve bulls, which represented the sea of nations born by the twelve tribes of Israel.^ Solomon was born from that union and he would build the Temple as God intended.
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^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ The question must be asked: if Solomon had a new physical throne built for himself, with great glory and splendor, what then was done with Davids physical throne ?
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David's adultery with Bathsheba, and Uriah the Hittite

.Later in David's reign, David commits adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, while her husband is away at war with the Ammonites where the Israelite army is besieging the Ammonite fortress of Rabbah.^ Bathsheba became his wife after Uriah's death.
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^ So David inquired about the woman, and someone said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"
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^ Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife and lay with her.
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.David's adultery breaks a clear commandment of the Torah, Judaism's founding legal and ethical text, "giving 'occasion to the enemies of Yahweh to blaspheme'[35] ...^ David, who remembered to give Solomon final instructions with regard to all his enemies, surely cannot have forgotten directions concerning the place of his own burial.
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^ He negated all of the positive commandments which were, in essence, the entire foundation of Judaism , and set up, contrary to the Torah of Israel, an entire religion based on faith alone.
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^ However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die."
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(throwing) .Israel into political turmoil far more extreme than anything that happened during the reign of Saul."^ But it had seemed that there was far more than just a military union between Israel and Palestine.

^ Israel was revived only after a prolonged process of returning to Zion - the return of a scattered and separated people which was cut off from its homeland for more than 1,800 years.
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^ This is more fun than politics has provided us in ages.

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Folio 67v - David Entrusts a Letter to Uriah the Musée Condé, Chantilly
.Bathsheba was "a daughter of "Eliam", one of David's "thirty" (2 Sam.^ One interesting girl is mentioned at the time, Abishag, but she is nowhere said to have been David's daughter; though she could legitimately claim from the context to have been his adopted daughter.

^ When Saul realized that the prophets slated David to be the next king, he gave Merab to one named Adriel the Meholathite (1.Sam.

^ In one of these David so nearly came by his death, that his people would not afterward permit him to take part in the fighting ( 2 Sam 21:16,17 ).
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23:34; cf 1 Chr. 3:5). .Eliam's father, Bathsheba's grandfather, was Ahitophel, one of David's chief advisors.^ Bathsheba was with child and soon everyone would know David was the father.
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^ She was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of the top 30 men in David's cabinet.
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Ahitophel was from Giloh (Josh. 15:51;cf 2 Sam. 15:12), a city of Judah, and thus Bathsheba was from David's own tribe and the granddaughter of one of David's closest advisors (2 Sam.15:12)."[37][38] Ahitophel eventually sides with David's son Absalom during the son's failed rebellion against David,[39] which would have made Absalom king, rather than Ahithophel's great-grandson (by David and Bathsheba) Solomon. Absalom's rebellion fails. .Absalom is killed by David's general Joab and his men, and Ahithophel commits suicide by hanging himself (2 Sam.^ The men, unwilling to disobey David's order to protect Absalom, summoned Joab, who killed Absalom himself.
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^ During the battle, Joab's men found and chased Absalom.
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^ So Absalom made his demand, and Joab arranged a meeting with David who, of course, granted his request and restored his place in the royal family.
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17:23).
.After David's adultery, Bathsheba becomes pregnant and David sends for Uriah, who is with the Israelite army at the siege of Rabbah, so that he may lie with his wife and conceal the identity of the child's father.^ Bathsheba was with child and soon everyone would know David was the father.
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^ Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife and lay with her.
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^ With a view to extending his conquests among foreign nations, David determined to increase his army by requiring military service from all who were of proper age.

Uriah refuses to do so while his companions are in the field of battle and David sends him back to Joab, the commander, with a message instructing him to abandon Uriah on the battlefield, "that he may be struck down, and die." While the text is unclear, it appears that Joab disobeys David placing Uriah "at the place where he knew there were valiant men..."(2 .Samuel 11:16) where "men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David's servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died."^ Then David sent a message to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite."
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^ So the people went out into the field of battle against Israel.
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^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
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.(2 Samuel 11:20-21) Joab's message to David is compelling in this respect because Joab warns the messenger about what he should say if David becomes angry about Joab approaching Rabbah's walls too closely, indicating he had made an assault on the walls, rather than simply abandoning Uriah in a retreat.^ But, of course, Joab couldn't say this to David.
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^ Then David sent a message to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite."
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^ David was partially accepting because a dynasty and kingdom were announced in 2 Samuel 7:1216 with the words seed, kingdom, and throne, all of which indicate the establishment of a dynasty from David.
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.If Joab had simply obeyed the Kings command, there would be no reason for him to become angry, but it appears Joab disobeyed and anticipated David's anger telling his messenger to say to David, if he became angry, that "[t]he men of the city went out and fought against Joab, and some of the people among David's servants fell; and Uriah the Hittite also died."^ But, of course, Joab couldn't say this to David.
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^ So Joab's men, with the Cherethites, the Pelethites, and all the mighty men, went out after him.
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^ Then David sent a message to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite."
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.(2 Samuel 11:19-21).^ Source: 2 Samuel 4, 5, 8, 10; 1 Chronicles 11:1-9, 18:1 - 19:19 The Ark of the Covenant .
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^ King David was the second king of Israel chosen by God after King Saul (2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Kings 8:16, 11:34; Psalm 78:70).
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.David then marries Bathsheba and she bears his child, "but the thing that David had done displeased the Lord."^ But this thing that David had done displeased the Lord.
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^ Bathsheba and David's child died in childbirth.

^ Bathsheba was with child and soon everyone would know David was the father.
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[40] .The prophet Nathan confronts David, saying: "Why have you despised the word of God, to do what is evil in his sight?^ Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in His sight?
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^ And what can David say more unto you?
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^ Then Nathan said to David, "You are the man!
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.You have smitten Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be your wife."^ You have killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword; you have taken his wife to be your wife, and have killed him with the sword of the people of Ammon.
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^ Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.'
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^ Why did you go near the wall?'-- then you shall say, 'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'"
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.For both the adultery and the murder, Nathan declares that God would curse the King with a troubled reign, full of violent civil unrest and intrigue.^ At that, Nathan told David, “You are the man!” He recounted David's sins of adultery and murder, a rich king with many wives preying on a common citizen; and he pronounced God's punishment: David's family would be full of violence, and one of David's sons would one day lie with David's wives in full public view.
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^ God had told him one of these young men would be king, and then God had rejected every one.
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^ After Joab had murdered Saul's noble general, Abner, David would lament: "Today I am powerless, even though anointed king; these men, the sons of Zeruiah [Joab's mother], are too violent for me" (2.Samuel 3:39).

.Furthermore, while David himself would not die, his child born from Bathsheba would as punishment.^ Bathsheba and David's child died in childbirth.

^ Bathsheba was with child and soon everyone would know David was the father.
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^ "The child that will be born to you shall die."

.David repents, in contrast to Saul, David's predecessor who also sinned and who had the kingdom torn from him.^ But again, David knew Saul's repentance was not dependable.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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^ David took the plunder and sent it as gifts to many people back in Judah who had helped him survive while in exile there.
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.Yet God "struck the [David's] child ...^ Nathan was an older brother of Solomon, yet Solomon was chosen by God to succeed David to the throne.
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^ The LORD struck the child that the wife of Uriah had borne to David, and it became desperately ill.

^ Then Nathan departed, .and the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bore to David, and it became ill.
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and it became sick ... [And] on the seventh day the child died." .David, however, remains king, despite it nearly being torn from him.^ Since it was rebuilt and resettled only by King Solomon (1.Kings 9, 15), King David-Thutmosis I must be the pharaoh, who ceded it to him as a wedding present.

^ Faithful Uriah arrived, King David interviewed him, and when the interview was over, David sent him to go home and relax.
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^ David chided the king for sending him away from the L ORD , who had a special presence in the heart of the promised land.
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.After the death of his son by Bathsheba, David leaves his lamentations, dresses himself, and eats.^ David suffered, what appears to be a nervous breakdown, due to his adultery and the death of his child with Bathsheba.

^ At this moment David's son Adonijah decided to make himself king.
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^ Bathsheba went first, reminding David he had promised Solomon would be king, and she feared if Adonijah was allowed to make himself king, after David died she and Solomon would be killed as rivals to the throne.
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.His servants ask why he lamented when the baby was alive, but ends his mourning when the child dies.^ You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food."
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.David replies: "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, who knows whether Yahweh will be gracious to me, that the child may live?^ And he said, "While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?'
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^ Bathsheba was with child and soon everyone would know David was the father.
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^ For they said, "Indeed, while the child was alive, we spoke to him, and he would not heed our voice.
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.But now he is dead, why should I fast?^ But now he is dead; why should I fast?
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^ Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king?
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.Can I bring him back again?^ Can I bring him back again?
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^ This place was only 3 miles from the residence of Saul, who soon discovered whither the fugitive had gone, and tried ineffectually to bring him back.
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.I shall go to him, but he will not return to me."^ I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me."
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^ Oh, how shall I tell him that his father will not return?

^ Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel."
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[41] ."David's sin with Bathsheba was an abuse of his authority as king, and the events of these chapters confirm that his adultery, private though it may have been, had enormous public consequences.^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

^ In Chapter 1 of 1st Kings, when King David was very old, they put covers on him, but he could not get warm.
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^ This latest line of swagger may qualify him for the full Swaggert of phony or how I have sinned public hypocrisy.

.Because of his sin, David lost the kingdom for a time...In the end David's kingdom was revived, but not without considerable loss of life, authority, prestige, and vitality.^ David was partially accepting because a dynasty and kingdom were announced in 2 Samuel 7:1216 with the words seed, kingdom, and throne, all of which indicate the establishment of a dynasty from David.
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^ So large a part of the nation had joined in revolt that David would not return to his capital and resume his authority without an invitation from the tribes.

^ They cover a period of about 130 years from the time when Eli was the Chief Priest to the end of the reign of King David.
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David also suffered grievous personal consequences from his sin."[42]

David's son Absalom rebels

.David's son Absalom rebels against his father, and they come to battle in the Wood of Ephraim.^ And the battle was in the woods of Ephraim.
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^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
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^ Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel : and Hezekiah his son reigned ...
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.Absalom is caught by his head[43](see 2 Samuel 14:26) in the branches of an oak and David’s general Joab stabs him with three spears; then ten of Joab's armor-bearers assault Absalom and kill him as he hangs there.^ Suddenly he hurled his spear to kill him.
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^ Then ten young men who bore Joab's armor surrounded Absalom, and struck and killed him.
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^ David took the plunder and sent it as gifts to many people back in Judah who had helped him survive while in exile there.
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Samuel 18:14-15 This Joab commits even after being reminded of David's command to him, Abishai and Ittai, "[f]or my [King David's] sake protect the young man Absalom." (2 Samuel 18:12). .So 'When the news of the victory is brought to David he does not rejoice, but is instead shaken with grief: "O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
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^ And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you.
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^ He "went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept" (33), giving utterance to the heart-broken cry, "Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!"
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.Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!"^ O Absalom my son, my son!"
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^ You will be king over Israel after me, my son.

^ Whenever anyone who had a lawsuit came to the king for a decision, Absalom would call to him and say, "What city are you from?"
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[44]

The old age of David

Traditional tomb of David[45]
.When David has become old and bedridden Adonijah, his eldest surviving son and natural heir, declares himself king.^ Why then has Adonijah become king?'
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^ The king of the Philistines would not admit him into his service, as he expected that he would, and David accordingly now betook himself to the stronghold of Adullam ( 22:1-4 ; 1 Chr.
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^ In Chapter 1 of 1st Kings, when King David was very old, they put covers on him, but he could not get warm.
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.Bathsheba, David's favourite wife, and Nathan the prophet, fearing that they will be killed by Adonijah, go to David and procure his agreement that Solomon, Bathsheba's son, should sit on the throne.^ Also Solomon sits on the throne of the kingdom.
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^ Then David comforted Bathsheba his wife and lay with her.
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^ The chiefs of his party met at the "Fuller's spring," in the valley of Kidron, to proclaim him king; but Nathan hastened on a decision on the part of David in favour of Solomon, and so the aim of Adonijah's party failed.
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.And so the plans of Adonijah collapse, and Solomon becomes king.^ Why then has Adonijah become king?'
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^ This is demonstrated in the case of Adonijah, who was executed for treason by Solomon, because he had tried to marry David's widow Abishag of Shunem (1.Kings 2:22-25).

^ Adonijah has become king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know about it.
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[46] .It is to Solomon that David gives his final instructions, including his promise that the line of Solomon and David will inherit the throne of Judah forever, and his request that Solomon kill his oldest enemies on his behalf.^ David, who remembered to give Solomon final instructions with regard to all his enemies, surely cannot have forgotten directions concerning the place of his own burial.
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^ The question must be asked: if Solomon had a new physical throne built for himself, with great glory and splendor, what then was done with Davids physical throne ?
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^ Nathan was an older brother of Solomon, yet Solomon was chosen by God to succeed David to the throne.
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.David dies and is buried in the City of David, having ruled forty years over Israel, seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.^ So David rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David.
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^ He had reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem and seven and a half at Hebron ( 2 Sam.
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^ The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
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[47]

David the musician

.In various biblical passages, David is referred to as “the favorite of the songs of Israel,”[48] the one who soothed Saul with music,[49] and the founder of Temple singing.^ Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks.
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^ But Metzler may well be right that David was the "pharaoh" just referred to, because I have since read that some noted biblical historians (Martin Noth, Hist.

^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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[50][51] .A Psalms scroll from the Dead Sea Scrolls (11QPsa) attributes 3600 tehilim (songs of praise) plus other compositions to David.^ Saul continued his pursuit of David, who narrowly escaped from him at this time, and fled to the crags and ravines of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea ( 1 Sam.
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^ David came to understand, as expressed in Psalm 132 (and several other Psalms of David), that just as God desires Zion to be His habitation, Zion also becomes a desired place of rest for David: .
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[52] Seventy-three of the 150 Psalms in the Bible are attributed to David.[53] .The supreme kingship of Yahweh is the most pervasive theological concept in the book of Psalms,[54][55] and many psalms attributed to David are directed to Yahweh by name,[56] whether in praise or petition, suggesting a relationship.^ A psalm of David included into the Book of Psalms by Hezekiah, Psalm 122, specifically states that there are multiple thrones of the house of David.
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^ Psalms: If we could believe that the Book of Psalms was in whole or in part the work of David, it would throw a flood of light upon the religious side of his nature.
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^ [Actually, like Moses, Joshua, and Samuel had done in their elderly years, in this psalm David was committing the sin of using God's name in vain.
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[57] .According to the Midrash Tehillim, King David was prompted to the Psalms by the Holy Spirit that rested upon him.^ Kings 1:1-53 ) By this time David?s infirmities had grown upon him.
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^ In Chapter 2, David and his followers at Ziklag moved to Hebron where the men of Judah anointed him as king over Judah.
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^ Through Nathan, God countermanded King David's opinion regarding what the God wanted him to do.
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[58]
.In addition to ascribing authorship to David, several Psalms are identified with specific events in David’s life.^ A psalm of David included into the Book of Psalms by Hezekiah, Psalm 122, specifically states that there are multiple thrones of the house of David.
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^ We can know this for a fact because Psalm 30 is written specifically to commemorate the dedication of the House of David (Psalm 30:1).
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^ The Psalms of David were important to the life of Israel and to the Temple.
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[59] .Psalm 34 is attributed to David on the occasion of his escape from the Abimelech (king) Achish by pretending to be insane.^ King David was the second king of Israel chosen by God after King Saul (2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Kings 8:16, 11:34; Psalm 78:70).
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^ But Saul had chased David into exile where he lived as an "outlaw" under a weird sort of covenant with the Philistine king Achish of Gath.
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^ The occasion on which a psalm was composed is stated only in the case of thirteen psalms, all of which are ascribed to David.
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[60] .According to the narrative in 1 Samuel 21, instead of killing the man who had exacted so many casualties from him, Abimelech allows David to depart, exclaiming, “Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me?^ David, what are you doing here in the camp?

^ So David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed over the Jordan.
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^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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.Must this man come into my house?"^ "I will send my terror in front of you, and throw into confusion all the people against whom you shall come ...
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^ Then Mephibosheth said to the king, "Rather, let him take it all, inasmuch as my lord the king has come back in peace to his own house."
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^ But both of them went away quickly and came to a man's house in Bahurim, who had a well in his court; and they went down into it.
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[61] .Psalm 34 is one of seven acrostic Psalms in the original Hebrew; most English translations do not retain the acrostic form.^ In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Ben-Gurion, this translation has adhered as closely as possible to the original Hebrew text.
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^ The Hebrew word in this verse is most often translated door rather than threshold, although the latter term is properly descriptive.
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[62] .The first part of Psalm 34 is directed toward Yahweh in complete and humble gratitude (David does not even mention his own royal status); the second part confidently directs others to Yahweh.^ The thirty-second and fifty-first Psalms reveal the deep struggles of his soul, and his spiritual recovery.
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^ No garrison in Memphis or garrisons in Nubia are mentioned amongst the other garrisons the conquering David (or his generals) are said to have set up in subjugated territories, e.g.

^ Psalms: If we could believe that the Book of Psalms was in whole or in part the work of David, it would throw a flood of light upon the religious side of his nature.
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[63]
.This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.^ And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man stood by me.
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^ So Joab's men, with the Cherethites, the Pelethites, and all the mighty men, went out after him.
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^ 'Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around.
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.The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them ...^ 'Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around.
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^ "The mercy of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children's children; to such as keep His covenant, and to those that remember His commandments to do them."

^ For all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.
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.Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.^ 'Suffer the little children to come to me' indeed, I'll show you suffering children!"

Psalm 34:6-7,11 (ESV)

.In contrast, Psalm 18 is not related to a specific incident but rather to God’s faithful deliverance from “all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul.”[64][65] The text of this Psalm was thought to date to the 10th century B.C. even before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls[66] and is very similar to that of 2 Samuel 22.[67] In this Psalm, David recalls being in deadly situations: “The cords of death entangled me, the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.”[68] He cries out to God for help, and God rescues David.^ God reviewed for David all that He had done for Israel and for David.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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^ Even the special emphasis of Jesus was not different in essence from the things which were commonplace among the different contending groups in Israel in the period before the destruction of the Temple.
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.I love you, Yahweh, my strength (my Saviour, you have saved me from violence).^ My love, you smell so good!

^ "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.
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^ Promise me that you will come back to me, my lord, my love.

.Yahweh is my rock and my fortress, my deliverer is my God.^ He shall cry unto Me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.

^ "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.
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^ Let God be exalted, the Rock of my salvation!
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.I take refuge in him, my rock, my shield, my saving strength, my stronghold, my place of refuge.^ "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.
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^ Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him.
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^ Then Mephibosheth said to the king, "Rather, let him take it all, inasmuch as my lord the king has come back in peace to his own house."
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.I call to Yahweh who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my foes.^ I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
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Psalm 18:1b-3 (NJB)

.The Scottish theologian Samuel Rutherford (1600–1661) notes that crying out to God is mentioned in many Psalms attributed to David.^ This Psalm is not talking about a dynasty or David dedicating his personal house and home (his palace if you will) to God.
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^ A dynasty of Davids descendants is separately promised to David when God states I will set up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels (7:12), after Davids death.
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^ [Actually, like Moses, Joshua, and Samuel had done in their elderly years, in this psalm David was committing the sin of using God's name in vain.
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[69] He comments, “Fervour is a heavenly ingredient in prayer. .An arrow drawn with full strength hath a speedier issue.”[70] The Midrash Tehillim teaches from Psalm 4 “that the mere mechanical application to the Throne of Mercy is not efficacious is plainly seen from the words of King David, who says God is nigh to all that call upon Him, and ...^ So David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed over the Jordan.
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^ Psalm 30 and Davids Last Words .
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^ God reviewed for David all that He had done for Israel and for David.
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he adds the important words, 'to those who call upon Him in truth.'”[71]
According to Psalm 40, David’s cries to God were heartfelt though not necessarily impatient; the poignant combination of a cry for help with a confident expression of faith echo today in the song “40” by the rock group U2 and that encapsulates David’s experience with his God:
.I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.^ In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry entered His ears.
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.He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.^ He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.
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.He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.^ So now I must put her false gods to the torch and inform her that if she makes sacrifice to any god but the God of Abraham while I am gone, I will have her stoned upon my return.

^ Now therefore, our God, we thank Thee, and praise Thy glorious name.

^ Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.
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Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV)

Quranic Narrative of Story of David and Bathsheba

.Quranic narrative of the story of David and Bathsheba is quite different from Biblical.^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

^ Sanford's biblical knowledge is pretty sketchy if he isn't hip to the good news/bad news aspects of the Bathsheba story.

^ The biblical narrative has Nathan the Prophet delivering a four-part judgement on David: .

.All Muslims believe that David never committed adultery or plotted to kill Uriah.^ But unlike Joshua and some of his successors, David did not kill ALL of those whom he captured (though he evidently killed many).
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^ "When David defeated Gezer, he killed all its inhabitants leaving `neither man nor woman alive' (1.Samuel 27, 8 and 9).

^ As punishment for David's contract killing of Uriah and adultery, (per the writers' not me) God kills David's first child with Bathsheba.

The story has a short narrative in Quran Charter 38, Saad,
21-25 And has the news of the litigants reached you? .When they climbed over the wall into (his) Mihrab (a praying place or a private room,).^ With only Elon beside him, he had climbed up to them, and as surely as the Lord lived, they had been delivered into his hand, every one.

.When they entered in upon Dawud (David), he was terrified of them, they said: "Fear not!^ Jerusalem was inhabited by the Jebusites at that time, and they refused to let David's troops enter the fortress, evidently believing that it was so impenetrable that the "blind and the lame" could defend it.
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^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
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^ And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you.
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.(We are) two litigants, one of whom has wronged the other, therefore judge between us with truth, and treat us not with injustice, and guide us to the Right Way.^ "There were two men in one city, one rich and the other poor.
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^ Two Lions were down; one was already dead, but the other, the man who had been run through the stomach, was still alive.

^ Now your maidservant had two sons; and the two fought with each other in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other and killed him.
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.Verily, this my brother (in religion) has ninety nine ewes, while I have (only) one ewe, and he says: "Hand it over to me, and he overpowered me in speech."^ Then David sent out one third of the people under the hand of Joab, one-third under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and one third under the hand of Ittai the Gittite.
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^ Only when he had once again confirmed that all one hundred and forty of his fathers sheep were safely accounted for did he turn his attention to his brother.

^ And the woman answered and said, "As you live, my lord the king, no one can turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has spoken.
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[Dawud .(David)] said (immediately without listening to the opponent): "He has wronged you in demanding your ewe in addition to his ewes.^ Of the first 12 immediate heirs of David all are said to be buried in the City of David.
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^ And now, O Lord God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his TOMB , establish it for ever [ olam, for the age] , and do as you have said.
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^ A dynasty of Davids descendants is separately promised to David when God states I will set up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels (7:12), after Davids death.
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.And, verily, many partners oppress one another, except those who believe and do righteous good deeds, and they are few."^ Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks.
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^ Then, suddenly, all was silence, though he could see the mouths of his enemies opening and closing as they shouted at him, or perhaps at one another.

^ As one of the dabblers in Jewish scholarship, I am full of appreciation and respect for those involved in it, whether they are from my people or another.
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.And Dawud (David) guessed that We have tried him (in matter of Bathsheba) and he sought Forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down prostrate and turned (to Allah) in repentance.^ Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him.
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^ And when Solomon's older brother Adonijah's overt play for the throne, not long before David's death, was foiled by David and Bathsheba, Adonijah tried a more subtle tack after David had died.

^ Then David wrote a letter to Joab, sent by the hand of Uriah, saying, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die."
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.So We forgave him that, and verily, for him is a near access to Us, and a good place of (final) return (Paradise).^ Its good to be home, he finally managed to get out when she allowed him to come up for air.

^ And when the king had crossed over, the king kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his own place .
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.Maududi in his exegesis Tafhimul Quran explain these verses by narrating through various sources that Bathsheba was not only a woman of beauty but she was very virtuous too.^ As contrasted with the poets of these tribes he could boast in his verses only of Ibzan who belonged to his own town of Bethlehem ( Jdg 12:8 ).
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^ At this time I am very well informed regarding archaeologists, their activities, and events in Israel through sources in Jerusalem and elsewhere in that small country.
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^ Chapters 11 through 20 of 1st Chronicles retell some of the stories in 2nd Samuel with only minor variations (which I have alluded to in earlier in this article).
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.Thus, David thought of making her a Queen and an example of virtue for Israel women to follow.^ Thus, Israel became one of the "great powers" of the world during the reign of David and his immediate successor.
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^ So every man of Israel deserted David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri.
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^ Was she even previously Ahinoam the wife of Saul, and hence already a Queen of Israel before David had married her?

Maududi says that it was common for Israeli men to ask their friends to leave their wives for them, and many men would do so for various reasons. .Since Uriah the Hittie was close to David, David asked Uriah to give him Bathsheba.^ Since it was rebuilt and resettled only by King Solomon (1.Kings 9, 15), King David-Thutmosis I must be the pharaoh, who ceded it to him as a wedding present.

^ I ask the question: If David did copy the Law given to him by the priests, the Levites (cf.
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^ Then David wrote a letter to Joab, sent by the hand of Uriah, saying, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die."
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.Among friends it would not have mattered, but David was also a king and this could be interpreted as a command of King by Uriah, thus Uriah would find it difficult to say no if he wanted to refuse Bathsheba.^ And you, sir, are no King David.

^ Would David have followed this command of Deuteronomy?
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^ King David was a friend of mine.

.Hence the case of two litgators was sent to David by God, the case was a sign of mistake that David had made by asking Uriah for his wife.^ David accepts Gods pronouncement and asks that God will bless the house.
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^ While David received plans for the Temple directly from God, no plans were necessary for the house that God made for David (2 Samuel 7:11).
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^ David, Solomon and their families were buried underground in the chambers made for David by God close to the Temple sanctuary.
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As soon as David ruled the judgement he realised that the litigators case was not different from his own and Uriah. .Hence, David repented and God forgave him.^ David had learned by his own experience how hard is the path of him who departs from God.

^ Would David question God for creating a dynasty from him, as he questions God in verses 7:1819?
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^ David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.
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Maududi argues that the adultery and plot to murder are fabrications and such things never happened. .Instead he says that when Uriah would have got killed in battle and David would have married Bathsheba such lies of adultery and plot to murder would have been invented by David's enemies and spread among the public, these tales later found their way to Bible.^ Whatever the nature of the instrument was, David acquired such proficiency in playing it that his fame as a musician soon spread throughout the countryside ( 1 Sam 16:18 ).
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^ [It's interesting that Ahithophel would recommend such an obscene way for Absalom to demonstrate to the people of Israel that he had taken his father's place in Israel's monarchy.
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^ In spite of numerous efforts by Saul to kill David, David refused to kill Saul when he had the chance, and he kept finding ways to escape..
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Religions and David

David in Judaism

.David's reign represents the formation of a coherent Jewish kingdom centered in Jerusalem and the institution of an eternal royal dynasty; the failure of this "eternal" Davidic dynasty after some four centuries led to the later elaboration of the concept of the Messiah, at first a human descendant of David who would occupy the throne of a restored kingdom, later an apocalyptic figure who would usher in the end of time.^ The reference is not to the royal descendants of David.
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^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ We learn of no daughter of David's who was in her youth - as Hatshepsut must have been - in the latter part of David's reign.

{
In modern Judaism David's descent from a convert (Ruth) is taken as proof of the importance of converts within Judaism. .David is also viewed as a tragic figure; his acquisition of Bathsheba, and the loss of his son are viewed as his central tragedies.^ So Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it?
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^ Thutmose II was thus David's son, possibly through Bathsheba.

^ This Bathsheba bore David four sons: "And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel."

Many legends have grown around the figure of David. .According to one Rabbinic tradition, David was raised as the son of his father Jesse and spent his early years herding his father's sheep in the wilderness while his brothers were in school.^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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^ And Asa slept with his fathers, and died in the one and fortieth year of his reign.
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^ David's father, not only cultivated his ancestral fields, but kept flocks of sheep and goats as well.
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.Only at his anointing by Samuel - when the oil from Samuel's flask turned to diamonds and pearls - was his true identity as Jesse's son revealed.^ The only person who bears this name in the Bible is the son of Jesse, the second king of Israel.
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^ Thus says David the son of Jesse; thus says the man raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel:" .
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{ .David's adultery with Bathsheba was only an opportunity to demonstrate the power of repentance, and some Talmudic authors stated that it was not adultery at all, quoting a Jewish practice of divorce on the eve of battle.^ David suffered, what appears to be a nervous breakdown, due to his adultery and the death of his child with Bathsheba.

^ On two occasions David had Saul in his power, but refused to seize the opportunity of taking his life ( 1 Sam 24 -26).
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^ The Greek text, however, of that book ascribes only some 87 of the poems to David, and the Hebrew only 73.
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.Furthermore, according to David's apologists, the death of Uriah was not to be considered murder, on the basis that Uriah had committed a capital offence by refusing to obey a direct command from the King.^ According to one legend, Astyages ordered his chief officer, Harpagos, to kill the child Cyrus, but he didn't carry out the king's command.
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^ If she was Ahinoam, the wife of King Saul, David married Ahinoam before the death of King Saul according to 1.Samuel 25:43.

^ So David, according to the word of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.
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[72]
.According to midrashim,[73] Adam gave up 70 years of his life for the life of David.^ After the suppression of the rebellion of Absalom and that of Sheba, ten comparatively peaceful years of David's life passed away.
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^ The next years of David's life were spent in the service of Saul in his wars with the Philistines.
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^ David?s life for the next few years was made up of a succession of startling incidents.
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.Also, according to the Talmud Yerushalmi, David was born and died on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks).^ Her first-born son died, according to the word of the prophet.
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^ Kings 2:1-9 ) He died, according to Josephus, at the age of 70, and "was buried in the city of David."
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His piety was said to be so great that his prayers could bring down things from Heaven.

David in Christianity

.Originally an earthly king ruling by divine appointment ("the anointed one", as the title Messiah had it), the "son of David" became in the last two pre-Christian centuries the apocalyptic and heavenly who would deliver Israel and usher in a new kingdom.^ This is what one would expect with David's sons.

^ In place of the messianic vision of the prophets of Israel which looks to the future, and which links the redemption of the nation with the redemption of the world - to the rule of peace and justice in all nations - Saul of Tarsus predicated Christianity on faith in a heavenly redemption , by a messiah who had already arrived.
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^ Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks.
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.This was the background to the concept of Messiahship in early Christianity, which interpreted the career of Jesus "by means of the titles and functions assigned to David in the mysticism of the Zion cult, in which he served as priest-king and in which he was the mediator between God and man."^ When Jesus referred to "the great King" here, was he referring the King David, King Solomon, or to God?
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^ They cover a period of about 130 years from the time when Eli was the Chief Priest to the end of the reign of King David.
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^ After the Levite-inspired Benjaminite massacre described at the end of the Book of Judges, the Levites lost their credibility as "exclusive intermediaries" between God and man.
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[74] .The early Church believed that "the life of David [foreshadowed] the life of Christ; Bethlehem is the birthplace of both; the shepherd life of David points out Christ, the Good Shepherd; the five stones chosen to slay Goliath are typical of the five wounds; the betrayal by his trusted counsellor, Achitophel, and the passage over the Cedron remind us of Christ's Sacred Passion.^ David went back again to his shepherd life, but "the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward," and "the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul" ( 1 Sam.
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^ This passage tells us that there were probably more riches in other rooms of Davids sepulcher, and indeed that was the case.
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^ The erection of the new capital at Jerusalem introduces us to a new era in David?s life and in the history of the monarchy.
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Many of the Davidic Psalms, as we learn from the New Testament, are clearly typical of the future Messias."[75]
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David and King Saul, by Rembrandt.
^ Permalink Also to note would be David's homosexual relationship with Jonathan (the son of the previous king, Saul) and the guerrilla war he fought to take over the kingdom of Israel from Saul.

^ Purpose: Showing the Egyptian background to some affairs and events in the life of King Saul and David: 1.

^ In Chapter 4, two of Saul's former captains sneaked into King Ishbosheth's bedroom, killed him, and brought his head to David.
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David plays the lyre (depicted here as a harp) to the king "tormented by an evil spirit"
In the Middle Ages, "Charlemagne thought of himself, and was viewed by his court scholars, as a 'new David'. [This was] not in itself a new idea, but [one whose] content and significance were greatly enlarged by him."[76] The linking of David to earthly kingship was reflected in later Medieval cathedral windows all over Europe through the device of the Tree of Jesse its branches demonstrating how divine kingship descended from Jesse, through his son David, to Jesus.
Western Rite churches (Roman Catholic, Lutheran) celebrate his feast day on 29 December, Eastern-rite on 19 December.[77] .The Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Church celebrate the feast day of the "Holy Righteous Prophet and King David" on the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers (two Sundays before the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Lord), when he is commemorated together with other ancestors of Jesus.^ When Jesus referred to "the great King" here, was he referring the King David, King Solomon, or to God?
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^ So they ate and drank before the LORD with great gladness on that day.
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^ It was thrilling to think that he would soon be face to face with the Lords great prophet, the man who had crowned the Great Lion with his own hands.

He is also commemorated on the Sunday after the Nativity, together with Joseph and James, the Brother of the Lord.
.The Doctrine and Covenants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints cites David as one directed by God to practise polygamy, but who sinned in committing adultery with Bathsheba and having Uriah killed.^ God killed the child David & Bathsheba's conceived.

^ As punishment for David's contract killing of Uriah and adultery, (per the writers' not me) God kills David's first child with Bathsheba.

^ The favorite wife of his latter days was Bathsheba.
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[78] This clarifies the LDS doctrine that polygamy is only allowed as directed by the Lord, otherwise it is a grievous sin.[79]

David in Islam

Main article Islamic view of David
.In the Qur'an and in the Islamic tradition, David (Arabic داود, Dāwūd) is one of the prophets of Islam, to whom the Zabur (Psalms) were revealed by God.^ This Psalm is not talking about a dynasty or David dedicating his personal house and home (his palace if you will) to God.
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^ When Saul realized that the prophets slated David to be the next king, he gave Merab to one named Adriel the Meholathite (1.Sam.

^ [Actually, like Moses, Joshua, and Samuel had done in their elderly years, in this psalm David was committing the sin of using God's name in vain.
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.The Islamic tradition includes many elements from the Jewish history of David, such as his battle with the giant Goliath, but rejects the Biblical portrayal of David as an adulterer and murderer - the rejection is based on the goodness of the Prophets of God in Islam (fallible, but to an extent of minor and basic human error) and on the concept of ismah, or the infallibility of the prophets (according to Shia Islam).^ There are many such passages in the Jewish Bible (to find them, look up the word "nations" in a concordance) ...
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^ David had enjoyed precious experiences of the love of God, and had been richly endowed with His Spirit; in the history of Saul he had seen the utter worthlessness of mere human wisdom.

^ David said to his son, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

.According to some, but not all Islamic traditions David was not from Judah but from Levi and Aron.^ The LORD [with some help from David and Solomon] shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness."
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^ But unlike Joshua and some of his successors, David did not kill ALL of those whom he captured (though he evidently killed many).
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^ Here David lived among his followers for some time as an independent chief engaged in frequent war with the Amalekites and other tribes on the south of Judah.
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.David also appears in various Hadith (oral traditions derived from those who knew the Prophet Muhammad).^ Among the persons who discharged this duty for David were Gad the seer ( 1 Sam 22:5 ) and Nathan the prophet ( 1 Ki 1:11 ff).
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^ David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.
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^ But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei [the cursing Benjaminite], Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David were not with Adonijah.
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.In Sahih al-Bukhari and in Abd-Allah ibn Amr he is named as the person whose way of fasting and praying is the most perfect: "God's Apostle (Muhammad) said to me, "The most beloved fasting to God was the fasting of (the Prophet) David who used to fast on alternate days.^ God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
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^ This Psalm is not talking about a dynasty or David dedicating his personal house and home (his palace if you will) to God.
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^ The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
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.And the most beloved prayer to God was the prayer of David who used to sleep for (the first) half of the night and pray for 1/3 of it and (again) sleep for a sixth of it."^ As you read through Davids response to God, try to understand the mental turmoil David was going through: First, David desired to build God a Temple.
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^ One wonders if his night attempt to enter the sepulcher of David prompted guilt in Herod and in an attempt to do penance to God, he decided to glory Gods Temple.
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^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
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.David was also given the most beautiful voice of all mankind, just as Joseph was given the most beautiful appearance.^ After all, David just received news from God that he was going to die!
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^ He had yearned for her body, her touch, and most of all, the shy smile that was more beautiful to him than any jewel.

^ David composed a beautiful elegy, the most beautiful of all extant Hebrew odes, a "lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son" ( 2 Sam.
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In one hadith, Abu Hurairah narrates that Muhammad said, "The reciting of the Zabur (i.e. Psalms) was made easy for David. .He used to order that his riding animals be saddled, and would finish reciting the Zabur before they were saddled."^ His fathers camp was only a three hours march away, so they would be here long before noon.

.Other hadith relate that David's reading of psalms was so entrancing that fish would leave the sea to listen when he recited, and that it was he who began the building of the Holy Temple, completed by his son Solomon, and which later became the site of Al-Aqsa Mosque.^ The building of the temple was reserved for his son Solomon, who would be a man of peace ( 1 Chr.
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^ Solomon was born from that union and he would build the Temple as God intended.
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^ David repented --read Psalm 51.

Historicity of David

See The Bible and history and dating the Bible for a more complete description of the general issues surrounding the Bible as a historical source.

Archaeological evidence

Tel Dan Stele

.An inscription found at Tel Dan dated c.850-835 BC may contain the phrase 'House of David' (ביתדוד).^ Another important phrase, house of David occurs five times between Zechariah 12:7 and 13:1.
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^ In this context House of David is a physical structure and does not refer to the descendants of David, even though the earlier phrase house of Judah refers to the people of the kingdom.
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^ The phrase sons of David may refer to Davidic kings, or it may mean that Hezekiah was buried near or inside the chambers containing literal sons borne to Davids wives and concubines, including those who rebelled against David.
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."If the reading of בית דוד [House of David] on the Tel Dan stele is correct, ...^ Read Davids entire response to God in 2 Samuel 7:1829, keeping in mind that when David refers to his house he is referring to the tomb or sepulcher that God made for him (not the proposed Temple, the house for God).
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^ Read all of Psalm 122 where there is an interconnection of the House of the Lord (verses 1, 9); the gates (verse 2), walls (verse 7), and palaces (verse 7) of the City of Jerusalem (verses 3, 6); and the thrones of the House of David which are thrones of judgment (verse 5).
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^ As when the founder of the famous Tell Dan inscription referring to the "House of David" showed that actual inscription to the cameras and laughed at the early attempts by archaeologists to explain it away.

then we have solid evidence that a .9th-century BC Aramean king considered the founder of the Judean dynasty to be somebody named דוד" [David].^ When King David came to Bahurim, there was a man named Shimei from the family of the house of Saul, who came out and began cursing continuously.
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^ When Saul realized that the prophets slated David to be the next king, he gave Merab to one named Adriel the Meholathite (1.Sam.

^ It is clear from these passages in 2 Chronicles that the author considered the sepulchers of the descendants of King David (Ahazs fathers) to be the sepulchres of the kings of Israel.
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[81] .The Mesha Stele from Moab, dating from approximately the same period, may also contain the name David, although the reading is uncertain.^ But Metzler may well be right that David was the "pharaoh" just referred to, because I have since read that some noted biblical historians (Martin Noth, Hist.

^ For example, the song about Saul and David may be contained in those writings (1 Samuel 18:67).
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^ (Although it may pertain to some other name of Solomon's for he had apparently several names, e.g.

Kenneth Kitchen has proposed that an inscription of c. .945 BC by the Egyptian Pharaoh Shoshenq I mentions "the highlands of David," but this has not been widely accepted.^ Presuming that Hatshepsut was not telling fibs in claiming to be the daughter of Thutmose I - and certainly the Egyptians would have known if she were - then where is the mention of her in the Scriptures, as a daughter of David?

^ What about the typical Egyptian (and un-David-like) pagan trappings associated with Thutmose I as with the other pharaohs?

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The interpretation of the archeological evidence on the extent and nature of Judah and Jerusalem in the 10th century BC is a matter of fierce debate. .Israel Finkelstein and Ze'ev Herzog of Tel Aviv University do not believe the archeological record supports the view that Israel at that time was a major state, but rather was a small tribal kingdom, although both Finkelstein and Silberman do accept that David and Solomon were real kings of Judah about the 10th century BC.[83] They claim that surveys of surface finds aimed at tracing settlement patterns and population changes have shown that between the 16th and 8th centuries BC, a period which includes the biblical kingdoms of David and Solomon, the entire population of the hill country of Judah was no more than about 5,000 persons, most of them wandering pastoralists, with the entire urbanised area consisting of about twenty small villages.^ But the "poorest segment of the population" remained , and they were the majority of the population in Judah.
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^ And you, sir, are no King David.

^ David king over Judah.
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According to Ze'ev Herzog "the united monarchy of David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at most a small tribal kingdom".[85] Conversely William Dever, in his What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It?, holds that the archaeological and anthropological evidence supports the broad biblical account of a Judean state in the 10th century BC.[86]

City of David

.The Bronze and Iron Age remains of the City of David, the original urban core of Jerusalem identified with the reigns of David and Solomon, were investigated extensively in the 1970s and 1980s under the direction of Yigael Shiloh of the Hebrew University, but failed to discover significant evidence of occupation during the 10th century BC,[87] although recent finds may dispute that.^ Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel : and Hezekiah his son reigned ...
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^ Although the bodies (plural) of David and Solomon and others were unattainable to both Hyrcanus and Herod, they expected to find the bodies .
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^ Thus, Israel became one of the "great powers" of the world during the reign of David and his immediate successor.
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[88] .In 2005, Eilat Mazar found a Large Stone Structure which she claimed was David's Palace.^ See Eilat Mazar, Did I Find King David's Palace?'

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The biblical account

.The biblical evidence for David comes from the book of Samuel (two books in the Christian tradition), and the book of Chronicles (also two books in the Christian tradition).^ It was already completed when David conceived his idea to build a Temple for God (2 Samuel 5:11, 7:12; 1 Chronicles 14:1, 17:1).
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^ In Chapter 24, the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He (1st Samuel says it was God, 1st Chronicles says it was Satan) moved David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah."
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^ The two books of Samuel should logically be thought of as a single book, or perhaps as a continuation of the book of Judges.
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.(Although almost half of the Psalms are headed "A Psalm of David", the headings are later additions, and no psalm can be attributed to David with certainty).^ As King David later freely admitted it, "Only a fool says there is no God."

^ But as we will see later on, although the Lord supported David in a number of key battles, He viewed David as having done far too much killing.
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^ The house of David continues to the present day as we shall see from additional and later Scripture.
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[91] Chronicles, however, merely retells Samuel from a different theological vantage point, and contains little if any information not available there, and the biblical evidence for David is therefore dependent almost exclusively on the material contained in the chapters from 1 Samuel 16 to 1 Kings 2.
Russian icon of St. David, the Prophet and King, 18th century (Iconostasis of Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia).
.The question of David's historicity therefore becomes the question of the date, textual integrity, authorship and reliability of 1st and 2nd Samuel.^ [So, according to the authors of 2nd Samuel (and 1st Chronicles 20:1), the kings in those days (including David) had the attitude, "Now that spring has arrived, let's go fight a war."
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^ [Are the authors of 2nd Samuel gloating over the ability of David's men to kill giants, or are they subtly exposing the tragedy of war in personal terms?
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^ Somewhere between the end of 1st Samuel and the 2nd Chapter of 2nd Samuel, the Philistines apparently abandoned most of the towns and cities of Israel that they had occupied.
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.Since Martin Noth put forward his analysis of the Deuteronomistic History biblical scholars have accepted that these two books form part of a continuous history of Israel, compiled no earlier than the late 7th century BC, but incorporating earlier works and fragments.^ There has been no people for which the vision of the redemption of the world has player a greater and more continuous role in its life, its history, and spiritual development than the Jewish people.
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^ But Metzler may well be right that David was the "pharaoh" just referred to, because I have since read that some noted biblical historians (Martin Noth, Hist.

^ Putting these verses together shows there is no doubt that the house of David equates with the graves of David in these two passages written 12 years apart.
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.Samuel's account of David "seems to have undergone two separate acts of editorial slanting.^ Reading the text of Acts 2:29 critically, Peter knew where Davids tomb was, it seems to be visible to Peter and his audience, almost as if Peter was gesturing to it while he was speaking.
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^ Here for instance is 2 Samuel's account of David's stern treatment of the defeated Moabites (8:2): [David] also defeated the Moabites and, making them lie down on the ground, measured them off with a cord; he measured two lengths of cord for those who were to be put to death, and one length for those who were to be spared.

^ In light of the instances of pestilence that they associated with the Ark in chapters 5 and 6 of 1st Samuel, it seems to be understandable that David feared and mistrusted God at that point in time.
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.The original writers show a strong bias against Saul, and in favour of David and Solomon.^ And David said to his son Solomon, "Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God--my God--will be with you.
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^ In Chapter 9, David inquired, "Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?"
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^ Solomon performed this act to show his physical occupation of the chair, the throne, but also to show that Solomon ruled in place of David.
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.Many years later, the Deuteronomists edited the material in a manner that conveyed their religious message, inserting reports and anecdotes that strengthened their monotheistic doctrine.^ The hardships and exposures of his early wanderings, his many wars, the cares and afflictions of his later years, had sapped the fountain of life.

^ Many would feel that God was sending them a message to change their lives, that He will soon be active in the world, and that God is revealing His Word to them after 3,000 years, starting with the Law of Moses.
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.Some of the materials in Samuel I and II , notably the lists of officers, officials, and districts are believed to be very early, possibly even dating to the time of David or Solomon.^ Solomon may even have lived there in Egypt with her for some of the time.

^ Davids tomb would have been the best location, chosen by God, decades before the Temple was constructed and even before Solomon was born.
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^ There is even a slight possibility that Ahmose was the very Ahimaaz whose daughter Ahinoam Saul had married (1.Samuel 14:50).

These documents were probably in the hands of the Deuteronomists when they started to compile the material three centuries later."[92]
Beyond this, the full range of possible interpretations is available, from the "maximalist" position of the late John Bright, whose "History of Israel", dating largely from the 1950s, takes Samuel at face value, to the recent "minimalist" scholars such Thomas L. Thompson, who measures Samuel against the archaeological evidence and concludes that "an independent history of Judea during the Iron I and Iron II periods [i.e., the period of David] has little room for historicizing readings of the stories of I-II Samuel and I Kings."[93] Within this gamut some interesting studies of David have been written. .Baruch Halpern has pictured David as a lifelong vassal of Achish, the Philistine king of Gath;[94] Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman have identified as the oldest and most reliable section of Samuel those chapters which describe David as the charismatic leader of a band of outlaws who captures Jerusalem and makes it his capital.^ Finkelstein and Silberman though do not outright deny the existence of king David.

^ In Chapter 28 of 1st Chronicles, David assembled at Jerusalem all the leaders of Israel: the officers of the tribes and the captains of the divisions who served the king, the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possessions of the king and of his sons, with the officials, the valiant men, and all the mighty men of valor.
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^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

[95] .Steven McKenzie, Associate Professor of the Hebrew Bible at Rhodes College and author of King David: A Biography, states the belief that David actually came from a wealthy family, was "ambitious and ruthless" and a tyrant who murdered his opponents, including his own sons.^ A psalm of David included into the Book of Psalms by Hezekiah, Psalm 122, specifically states that there are multiple thrones of the house of David.
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^ [So, according to the authors of 2nd Samuel (and 1st Chronicles 20:1), the kings in those days (including David) had the attitude, "Now that spring has arrived, let's go fight a war."
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^ The phrase sons of David may refer to Davidic kings, or it may mean that Hezekiah was buried near or inside the chambers containing literal sons borne to Davids wives and concubines, including those who rebelled against David.
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David's legacy

The oldest complete Tree of Jesse window is in Chartres Cathedral, 1145.

Genealogy

.According to Ruth 4:18-22, David is the tenth generation descendant from Judah, the fourth son of the patriarch Jacob (Israel).^ In this context House of David is a physical structure and does not refer to the descendants of David, even though the earlier phrase house of Judah refers to the people of the kingdom.
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^ Keep in mind that David himself was a descendant of Ruth, a Moabite woman.
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^ However the LORD God of Israel chose me above all the house of my father to be king over Israel forever, for He has chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father, and among the sons of my father, He was pleased with me to make me king over all Israel.
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.The genealogical line runs as follows: JudahPharezHezronRamAmminadabNahshonSalmonBoaz (the husband of Ruth) → ObedJesse → David.^ In Chapter 2, David and his followers at Ziklag moved to Hebron where the men of Judah anointed him as king over Judah.
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.The New Testament traces the genealogy of Jesus back to David and Abraham, with three blocks of fourteen "generations" each being similarly schematic.^ More importantly, they would inevitably make the associations between David and Jesus throughout the New Testament.
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.In the ancient world each letter of the alphabet had a numerical value, the value for the name "David" being fourteen: the fourteen "generations" thus underscored Christ's Davidic descent and his identity as the expected Messiah.^ The Hebrew letters today are different from the ancient Hebrew letters that David would have written.
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David's family

David was born in Bethlehem, in the territory of the Tribe of Judah. His father was named Jesse. His mother is not named in the Bible, but the Talmud identifies her as Nitzevet daughter of Adael.[97] David had seven brothers and was the youngest of them all. .He had eight wives: Michal, the second daughter of King Saul; Ahinoam the Jezreelite; Abigail the Carmelite, previously wife of Nabal[98]; Maachah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; Haggith; Abital; Eglah; and Bathsheba, previously the wife of Uriah the Hittite.^ The name of the wife of King Saul was Ahinoam [ 0500 ], daughter of Ahimaaz [ 0510 ] (1.Sam.

^ Ahinoam bore Saul 3 sons, Jonathan, Ishui, Melchishua, and two daughters, Merab and Michal, 1.Sam.

^ Abishag, hailing as she did from Shunem, may have been the daughter of 'Ahinoam the Jezreelite'; for Shunem and Jezreel face each other in northern Israel.

.The Book of Chronicles lists David's sons by various wives and concubines.^ A complete list of the sons of David is in 1 Chronicles 3:19.
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^ The phrase sons of David may refer to Davidic kings, or it may mean that Hezekiah was buried near or inside the chambers containing literal sons borne to Davids wives and concubines, including those who rebelled against David.
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^ Permalink King David had many wives and concubines.

.In Hebron he had six sons 1 Chronicles 3:1-3: Amnon, by Ahinoam; Daniel, by Abigail; Absalom, by Maachah; Adonijah, by Haggith; Shephatiah, by Abital; and Ithream, by Eglah.^ Three of David's sons (Amnon, Absalom, and Adonijah) all died violent deaths.

.By Bathsheba, his sons were: Shammua; Shobab; Nathan; and Solomon.^ So Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it?
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^ This Bathsheba bore David four sons: "And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel."

^ Unlike David's first child with Bathsheba, the Lord loved Solomon, and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD. .
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.His sons born in Jerusalem by other wives included: Ibhar; Elishua; Eliphelet; Nogah; Nepheg; Japhia; Elishama; and Eliada.^ The phrase sons of David may refer to Davidic kings, or it may mean that Hezekiah was buried near or inside the chambers containing literal sons borne to Davids wives and concubines, including those who rebelled against David.
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^ This Bathsheba bore David four sons: "And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel."

.2 Samuel 5:14-16 According to 2 Chronicles 11:18, Jerimoth, who is not mentioned in any of the genealogies, is mentioned as another of David's sons.^ The Language of the Pentateuch in its Relation to Egyptian (Oxford University Press, 1933), 107.; According to Genesis 25:16-18: "These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.

^ [So, according to the authors of 2nd Samuel (and 1st Chronicles 20:1), the kings in those days (including David) had the attitude, "Now that spring has arrived, let's go fight a war."
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^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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.According to 2 Samuel 9:11, David adopted Johnathan's son Mephibosheth as his own.^ While David received plans for the Temple directly from God, no plans were necessary for the house that God made for David (2 Samuel 7:11).
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^ Like the apostle Paul (Ephesians 1:11), David realizes that God does everything according to His own heart and as He has spoken ( for your words sake, verse 7:21).
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^ King David was the second king of Israel chosen by God after King Saul (2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Kings 8:16, 11:34; Psalm 78:70).
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.David also had at least one daughter, Tamar by Maachah, who was raped by Amnon, her half-brother.^ Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant [Goliath], the weight of whose bronze spear was three hundred shekels, thought he could kill David.
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^ In Chapter 13, David's son Amnon developed a crush for his lovely half-sister Tamar (the sister of David's son Absalom.
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^ And David sent home to Tamar, saying, "Now go to your brother Amnon's house, and prepare food for him."
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Her rape leads to Amnon's death. .2 Samuel 13:1-29 Absalom, Amnon's half-brother and Tamar's full-brother, waits two years, then avenges his sister by sending his servants to kill Amnon at a feast to which he had invited all the king's sons.^ In Chapter 13, David's son Amnon developed a crush for his lovely half-sister Tamar (the sister of David's son Absalom.
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^ And Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, but did not see the king's face.
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^ Two years later, Absalom invited all of David's sons to a sheepshearers feast in Baal Hazor.
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2 Samuel 13

Descendants of David

The following are some of the more notable persons who have claimed descent from the Biblical David, or had it claimed on their behalf:

Representation in art and literature

David, Michelangelo, 1500-1504

Art

Famous sculptures of David include (in chronological order) those by:

Literature

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  • Dryden's long poem Absalom and Achitophel is an allegory that uses the story of the rebellion of Absalom against King David as the basis for his satire of the contemporary political situation, including events such as the Monmouth Rebellion (1685), the Popish Plot (1678) and the Exclusion Crisis.
  • Elmer Davis's novel Giant Killer (1928, The John Day company) retells and embellishes the Biblical story of David, casting David as primarily a poet who managed always to find others to do the "dirty work" of heroism and kingship.^ King David longed to go to Absalom.
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    ^ Then the king said to Amasa (Absalom's former military commander), "Assemble the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself."
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    ^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    .In the novel, Elhanan in fact killed Goliath but David claimed the credit; and Joab, David's cousin and general, took it upon himself to make many of the difficult decisions of war and statecraft when David vacillated or wrote poetry instead.
  • Gladys Schmitt wrote a novel titled "David the King" (1946, Doubleday Books) which proceeds as a richly embellished biography of David's entire life.^ Many would feel compelled to read everything that David and Solomon wrote.
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    ^ David did in fact make provision for his burial.
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    ^ Tuthmosis himself, however, makes no claim to royal blood.

    .The book took a risk, especially for its time, in portraying David's relationship with Jonathan as overtly homoerotic, but was ultimately panned by critics as a bland rendition of the title character.
  • In Thomas Burnett Swann's Biblical fantasy novel How are the Mighty Fallen (1974, DAW) David and Jonathan are explicitly stated to be lovers.^ A psalm of David included into the Book of Psalms by Hezekiah, Psalm 122, specifically states that there are multiple thrones of the house of David.
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    ^ How great therefore must have been the Israel of David's time that even its ceremonial procedures had flowed into Egypt?

    ^ Permalink Also to note would be David's homosexual relationship with Jonathan (the son of the previous king, Saul) and the guerrilla war he fought to take over the kingdom of Israel from Saul.

    .Moreover, Jonathan is a member of a winged semi-human race (possibly nephilim), one of several such races co-existing with humanity but often persecuted by it.
  • Joseph Heller, the author of Catch-22, also wrote a novel based on David, God Knows (1984, Simon & Schuster).^ It's interesting that David and the authors would view God as being "angry" at Uzzah for preventing that from happening, a view that seems absurd.
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    ^ He watched as messenger chariots raced back and forth, from the side of one king to the other, knowing that the daily ignominy was bound to begin at any moment.

    ^ One wonders if his night attempt to enter the sepulcher of David prompted guilt in Herod and in an attempt to do penance to God, he decided to glory Gods Temple.
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    .Told from the perspective of an aging David, the humanity—rather than the heroism—of various biblical characters are emphasized.^ The prosperity of Israel under David had been due to the blessing of God rather than to the ability of her king or the strength of her armies.

    ^ [Notice that David communicated directly with the Lord on such issues, rather than relying on priests or prophets as intermediaries.
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    ^ The glorious eras of David and Solomon will never be found where Finkelstein keeps looking for them, however, in the most impoverished Iron Age strata, but rather in the Late Bronze Age.

    .The portrayal of David as a man of flaws such as greed, lust, selfishness, and his alienation from God, the falling apart of his family is a distinctly 20th century interpretation of the events told in the Bible.
  • Jill Eileen Smith's "The Wives of King David" (2009, Revell) is a Christian series that depicts the biblical David's life through the eyes of his famous wives: Michal, Abigail and Bathsheba.^ David and Solomon are such central religious icons to both Judaism and Christianity that the recent assertions of radical biblical critics that King David is "no more a historical figure than King Arthur", have been greeted in many religious and scholarly circles with outrage and disdain.

    ^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ As you read through Davids response to God, try to understand the mental turmoil David was going through: First, David desired to build God a Temple.
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    .The first fiction is set against the 'backdrop of opulent palace life, raging war, and desert escapes as Princess Michal deals with love, loss, and personal transformation as one of the wives of David.'
  • Day of War by Cliff Graham (2009, Tate) is a novel about the early years of King David's Warriors.^ Perhaps he would be king one day, or perhaps not.

    ^ Just as the First World War, in our lifetime, helped bring about the Balfour Declaration , so did the wars of Persia and Media against Babylonia lead to Cyrus' declaration with which the Bible, as we now have it, ends.
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    ^ [So, according to the authors of 2nd Samuel (and 1st Chronicles 20:1), the kings in those days (including David) had the attitude, "Now that spring has arrived, let's go fight a war."
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    It is being made into a major motion picture franchise from director David L. Cunningham and producer Grant Curtis.[99]
  • .
  • Juan Bosch, Dominican political leader and writer, wrote "David: Biography of a King" (1966, Hawthorn, NY) a realistic approach to David's life and political career.
  • Allan Massie wrote "King David" (1996, Sceptre), a novel about David's career which portrays the king's relationship to Jonathan and others as openly homosexual.
  • Madeleine L'Engle's novel Certain Women (1993, HarperOne) explores family, the Christian faith, and the nature of God through the story of King David's family and an analogous modern family's saga.^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
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    ^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ This Psalm is not talking about a dynasty or David dedicating his personal house and home (his palace if you will) to God.
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  • .
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used the story of David and Bathsheba as the main structure for the Sherlock Holmes story the Crooked Man.^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ Context determines how and where House of David is used, whether to mean a structure or descendants.
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    ^ I should think an astute reporter would simply ask Sanford's opinion on the same story that Nathan used with David?

    .The betrayal of the Crooked Man is paralleled with David's betrayal of Uriah the Hittite, carried out in order to win Bathsheba.
  • Stefan Heym's "The King David Report" (1998, Northwestern University Press) is a fiction depicting the writings of the Bible historian, Ethan, upon King Solomon's orders, of a true and authoritative report on the life of David, Son of Jesse.
  • Timothy S. Wilkinson has written "Prophet of Israel" and "Judge of Israel," the first two volumes of "The Eternal Throne Chronicles," TomothyWilkinson.net a series of historical novels based on David's life and the events leading up to it.^ Davids son Solomon sat on the throne of David: Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly (1 Kings 2:12).
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    ^ You will be king over Israel after me, my son.

    ^ Now the acts of King David, first and last, indeed they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer, with all his reign and his might, and the events that happened to him, to Israel, and to all the kingdoms of the lands.
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    (2009, Lulu Inc.)
  • .
  • Malachi Martin's 1980 factional novel King of Kings:A Novel of the Life of David relates the life of David, Adonai's champion in his battle with the Philistine deity Dagon.^ In turn, the discovery of the Tombs of King David will totally validate Dr. Martins evidence beyond question.
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    ^ So David's troops attacked and defeated the Philistines "like a breakthrough of water" in the first battle.
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    ^ It was usual for a king to join his generals in battle, but when Joab and the other generals went to war against the Ammonites that spring, David stayed behind in Jerusalem.

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Film

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  • Gregory Peck played King David in the 1951 film David and Bathsheba, directed by Henry King.^ And when Solomon's older brother Adonijah's overt play for the throne, not long before David's death, was foiled by David and Bathsheba, Adonijah tried a more subtle tack after David had died.

    ^ Then King David answered and said, "Call Bathsheba to me."
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    ^ So Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it?
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    .Susan Hayward played Bathsheba and Raymond Massey played the prophet Nathan.
  • Finlay Currie played an aged King David in the 1959 film Solomon and Sheba, directed by King Vidor.^ Permalink King David was a shepherd who played the lyre a stringed instrument.

    ^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ While sepulchers of other kings of Judah were indeed moved, the sepulchers of David, Solomon, and others were not transferred.
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    Yul Brynner played Solomon and Gina Lollobrigida played the Queen of Sheba.
  • Richard Gere portrayed King David in the 1985 film King David directed by Bruce Beresford.
  • Nathaniel Parker portrayed King David in the 1997 film "David", with Leonard Nimoy as Samuel and Jonathan Pryce as Saul.

Music

  • Josquin des Pres's Absalon fili mi is a polyphonic lamentation from David's perspective on the death of his son.
  • Arthur Honegger's oratorio, Le Roi David ('King David'), with a libretto by Rene Morax, was composed in 1921 and instantly became a staple of the choral repertoire; it is still widely performed.
  • Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah" has references to David ("there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord", "The baffled king composing Hallelujah") and Bathsheba ("you saw her bathing on the roof") in its opening verses.
  • "Mad About You", a song on Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages explores David's obsession with Bathsheba from David's perspective.
  • Dead by the Pixies is a retelling of David's adultery and repentance.
  • Herbert Howells (1892–1983) composed an artsong for voice and piano called "King David".
  • Eric Whitacre wrote a song, "When David Heard," based on 2 Samuel, chronicling the death of David's son, Absalom and David's grief over losing his son.
  • mewithoutYou has a song from their album It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! .It's Alright, entitled "The Angel of Death Came to David's Room," which tells the story of David struggle with the Angel of Death when his (David's) time of death has arrived.^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ This passage tells us that there were probably more riches in other rooms of Davids sepulcher, and indeed that was the case.
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    ^ At the same time God tells David that a son of his shall build a Temple.
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    It is based on folk tradition of King David and some Hebrew Bible.

Musical theatre

Television

  • In 2009, NBC introduced the series Kings, which was explicitly designed as a modern retelling of the David story.
  • In the PBS television series Wishbone the episode "Little Big Dog" recounts the story of David, his favor with Saul, and his triumphant battle over Goliath.
  • The season two episode of Xena: Warrior Princess "Giant Killer" features David and his killing of Goliath.

Cards

For a considerable period, starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology.[102][103] In this context, the King of Spades was often known as "David".

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p.81.
  2. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 82
  3. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 85
  4. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 85
  5. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p84-85
  6. ^ BibleGateway.com: Search for a Bible passage in over 35 languages and 50 versions
  7. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p. 98, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  8. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.98, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  9. ^ a b c Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p. 97-98, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  10. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p. 98, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998 referencing Robert D. Bergen, 1,2 Samuel: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary: Broadman and Holman, 1996) p. 195.
  11. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p. 99, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  12. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  13. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.100, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  14. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.99, Canon Press (July 1, 2003), 307 pages, ISBN 978-1885767998
  15. ^ 1 Samuel 18:17-19
  16. ^ 2&src=Samuel 1 Samuel 18:1, 2
  17. ^ 2 Samuel 9
  18. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p 208-09, Canon Press, (2003).
  19. ^ See David and Jonathan. There is debate amongst some scholars on whether this relationship might have been platonic, romantic or sexual. Boswell, John. Same-sex Unions in Premodern Europe. New York: Vintage, 1994; Martti Nissinen, Homoeroticism in the Biblical World, Minneapolis, 1998; When Heroes Love:. The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David (New York & Chichester, Columbia University Press, 2005); Homosexuality and Liminality in the Gilgamesh and Samuel (Amsterdam, Hakkert, 2007); Gagnon, The Bible and Homosexual Practice. Texts and Hermeneutics (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2001); Markus Zehnder, "Observations on the Relationship Between David and Jonathan and the Debate on Homosexuality", Westminster Theological Journal 69 (2007) Nevertheless, the Biblical narrative depicts their relationship favourably.
  20. ^ 2 Samuel 3:13-16
  21. ^ 2 Samuel 6:14-22
  22. ^ 2 Samuel 6:23
  23. ^ 2 Samuel 21:1-9
  24. ^ 2 Samuel 5
  25. ^ Peter J. Leithart,From Silence to Song, p. 13, Canon Press, (2003)
  26. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 206, Canon Press, (2003)
  27. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 205 (footnote 3) see 1 Chronicles 18:1, Canon Press, (2003)
  28. ^ 1 Chronicles 18:1 BibleGateway.com
  29. ^ 2 Samuel 8:6 BibleGateway.com
  30. ^ Biblegateway.com
  31. ^ a b Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 205, Canon Press, (2003)
  32. ^ a b Biblegateway.com Genesis 15:18
  33. ^ BibleGateway.com 2 Samuel 8:7
  34. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 207, Canon Press, (2003)
  35. ^ 2 Samuel 12:14
  36. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, p. 203, Canon Press, (2003) ("Adultery is adultery, murder is murder...")
  37. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.217, Canon Press (2003)
  38. ^ JewishEncyclopedia.com The Haggadah states that Ahithophel, who was the grandfather of Bath-sheba (Sanh. 69b), was misled by his knowledge of astrology into believing himself destined to become king of Israel. He therefore induced Absalom to commit an unpardonable crime (II Sam. xvi. 21)..." Read more: JewishEncyclopedia.com
  39. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.243, Canon Press (2003)
  40. ^ 2 Samuel 11
  41. ^ 2 Samuel 12
  42. ^ Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me, An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, p.228, Canon Press (2003)
  43. ^ Bible
  44. ^ 2 Samuel 18:33, King James Version
  45. ^ In the early 16th century this Crusader cenotaph in the lower room of the Cenacle, the site venerated at least since the fourth century by Christians as the location of the Last Supper and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, became misidentified as David's tomb.J. Murphy-O'Connor, Oxford Archaeological Guides: The Holy Land, 105-06. In 1968 the Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs awarded the complex to the Diaspora Yeshiva.[1]
  46. ^ 1 Kings 1
  47. ^ 1 Kings 2
  48. ^ 2 Samuel 23:1
  49. ^ 1 Samuel 16:17-23
  50. ^ 2 Chronicles 23:18
  51. ^ Nehemiah 12:24,36, 45-46
  52. ^ Introduction to Psalms (pp. 1280, 1281), The Jewish Study Bible, Tanakh Translation. Berlin, Adele; Brettler, Marc Zvi; Fishbane, Michael, eds. Jewish Publication Society, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195297512
  53. ^ "David" and "Psalms, Book of," New Bible Dictionary, second edition,1982. Douglas, J.D. (organizing editor), Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale Press. ISBN 0842346678
  54. ^ Introduction to Psalms (p. 1013), NIV Study Bible,1995. Barker, Kenneth (editor); Burdick, Donald; Stek, John; Wessel, Walter; Youngblood, Ronald, eds. Zondervan. Grand Rapids, MI, USA ISBN 0310927099
  55. ^ "Psalms, Book of," New Bible Dictionary, second edition,1982. Douglas, J.D. (organizing editor), Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale Press. ISBN 0842346678
  56. ^ "Psalms, Book of", New Bible Dictionary, second edition,1982. Douglas, J.D. (organizing editor), Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale Press. ISBN 0842346678
  57. ^ Introduction to Psalms (p. 1284), The Jewish Study Bible, Tanakh Translation, 2004. Berlin, Adele; Brettler, Marc Zvi; Fishbane, Michael, eds. Jewish Publication Society, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195297512
  58. ^ Midrash Psalms 24 read online
  59. ^ Psalms 3, 7, 18, 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63 and 142, Commentary on II Samuel 22, The Anchor Bible, Vol. 9. II Samuel. P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., 1984. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0385068085
  60. ^ Psalm 34, Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament. Kohlenberger, J.R, 1987. Grand Rapids, Michigan:Zondervan Publishing House ISBN 031040200X
  61. ^ 1 Samuel 21:15 (NIV)
  62. ^ Explanatory Notes on Psalm 34, ‘’Treasury of David’’ (1885), Charles H. Spurgeon, Hendrickson Publishers, 1988. ISBN 0917006259 read online
  63. ^ Commentary on Psalm 34, The Jewish Study Bible, Tanakh Translation. Berlin, Adele; Brettler, Marc Zvi; Fishbane, Michael, eds. Jewish Publication Society, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195297512
  64. ^ Commentary on II Samuel 22, The Anchor Bible, Vol. 9: II Samuel. P. Kyle McCarter, Jr., 1984. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0385068085
  65. ^ Commentary on Psalm 18: The Anchor Bible, Vol. 16. Psalms I. Mitchell Dahood, 1995. New York:Doubleday. ISBN 0385522509
  66. ^ Feinberg, Charles Lee, Th.D., Ph.D., 1947. The Date of the Psalms. Bibliotheca Sacra 104: 426-40 Dallas Theological Seminary Department of Semitics and Old Testament, p. 429 read online
  67. ^ 2 Samuel 22 and Psalm 18, Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament. Kohlenberger, J.R, 1987. Grand Rapids, Michigan:Zondervan Publishing House ISBN 031040200X
  68. ^ Psalm 18:4 (NIV)
  69. ^ For example, “At noon, will I pray, and cry aloud” Ps 55:17. “In my distress I cried to the LORD” Ps 18:6. “Unto thee have I cried, O LORD” Ps 88:13. “Out of the depths have I cried” Ps 130:1. “Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock” Ps 28:1.
  70. ^ quoted in Explanatory Notes on Psalm 34, ‘’Treasury of David’’ (1885), Charles H. Spurgeon, Hendrickson Publishers, 1988. ISBN 0917006259 read online
  71. ^ Midrash Psalms 4, emphasis is in the source. read online
  72. ^ Jewish Encyclopedia, "David"
  73. ^ Zohar Bereishis 91b
  74. ^ "David" article from Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  75. ^ John Corbett (1911) King David The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company)
  76. ^ Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity,
  77. ^ Saint of the Day for December 29 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Washington, D.C.
  78. ^ Doctrine and Covenants 132:1, 38-39 (see highlighted portions).
  79. ^ Book of Mormon, Jacob 2:28-30.
  80. ^ Behar al Anvar V:13 P:440, Tafseer Al-Qomi V:1 P:82, The story of Prophets of Jazayeri Page 331
  81. ^ Picking Abraham and Choosing David, Christopher Heard, Associate Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. See also Israeli journalist Daniel Gavron's King David and Jerusalem - Myth and Reality for a useful overview.
  82. ^ See The Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Interpretation [Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003], pp. 193-194. On the Shoshenq inscription, see K. A. Kitchen, "A Possible Mention of David in the Late Tenth Century BC, and Deity *Dod as Dead as the Dodo?" Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 76 (1997): 29–44, especially 39–41.
  83. ^ Finkelstein, Israel; Neil Asher SilbermanDavid and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition Simon & Schuster Ltd (16 Oct 2006) ISBN: 978-0743243629 p20
  84. ^ On settlement patterns in ancient Judah, see A. Ofer, "'All the Hill Country of Judah': From a Settlement Fringe to a Prosperous Monarchy," in I. Finkelstein and N. Na'aman, eds., From Nomadism to Monarchy (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1994), pp. 92-121; "The Judean Hills in the Biblical Period," Qadmoniot 115 (1998), 40-52 (Hebrew); "The Monarchic Period in the Judaean Highland," in A. Mazar, ed., Studies in the Archaeology of the Iron Age in Israel and Jordan (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001), pp. 14-37.
  85. ^ MideastFacts.org - Deconstructing the walls of Jericho
  86. ^ Dever, What Did the Biblical Writers Know...?
  87. ^ See David Ussishkin, "Solomon's Jerusalem: The Text and the Facts on the Ground," in: A.G. Vaughn and A.E. Killebrew (eds.), Jerusalem in Bible and Archaeology: The First Temple Period, (Society of Biblical Literature, Symposium Series, No. 18), Atlanta, 2003, pp. 103-115. See also Cahill, J., David's Jerusalem, Fiction or Reality? The Archaeological Evidence Proves It, and Steiner, M., David's Jerusalem, Fiction or Reality? It's Not There: Archaeology Proves a Negative, both in Biblical Archaeology Review 24/4, 1998 (the two scholars argue opposite sides of the case for a Jerusalem in keeping with the biblical portrayal).
  88. ^ Friedman, Matti. "Archaeologist sees proof for Bible in ancient wall". http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_ANCIENT_WALL?SITE=VADAR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2010-02-22-20-07-58. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  89. ^ Rossner, Rena (January 26, 2006). "The once and future city". The Jerusalem Post. http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1137605923369&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull. Retrieved November 15, 2009. "In August 2005, corroborating her conclusions with biblical verses, Mazar announced that she had found King David's palace." 
  90. ^ See Eilat Mazar, "Did I find David's Temple?" in Biblical Archeology Review, Jan/Feb 2006
  91. ^ a b Steven McKenzie, Associate Professor Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.
  92. ^ "King David and Jerusalem: Myth and Reality", Israel Review of Arts and Letters, 2003, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  93. ^ "A View from Copenhagen", Thomas L. Thompson, Professor of Old Testament, Copenhagen University.
  94. ^ Baruch Halpern, "David's Secret Demons", 2001.Review of Baruch Halpern's "David's Secret Demons".
  95. ^ Finkelstein and Silberman, "David and Solomon", 2006. See review "Archaeology" magazine.
  96. ^ This genealogy is only available from post-exilic biblical sources included in the later books of Chronicles and Ruth. Without these sources, all that would be known of David's ancestry was that he was the son of Jesse. The "tenth generation" formula is part of a larger pattern of tens within the Pentateuch/Deuteronomistic history: there are twenty generations of patriarchs (two sets of ten) from Adam to Abraham before David, and twenty kings of Judah after him, with the three Patriarchs Abraham-Isaac-Jacob between. The schematic character of the genealogy, and the fact that it runs from the Creation (Adam) to the destruction of Jerusalem, suggests that it was an exilic or post-exilic invention.
  97. ^ Talmud Tractate Bava Batra 91a
  98. ^ |1|Samuel|25
  99. ^ Film development press release LionofWar.com
  100. ^ Madeleine L'Engle, Certain Women, ISBN 9780374120252
  101. ^ Martin, Malachi, King of Kings: a Novel of the Life of David, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1980 ISBN 0671247077
  102. ^ "The Four King Truth" at the Urban Legends Reference Pages
  103. ^ "Courts on playing cards", by David Madore, with illustrations of the Anglo-American and French court cards

References

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  • Kirsch, Jonathan (2000) King David: the real life of the man who ruled Israel.^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

    ^ The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    Ballantine. .ISBN 0-345-43275-4.
  • See also the entry "David" in Easton's Bible Dictionary.
  • Dever, William G. (2001) What did the Bible writers know and when did they know it? William B. Eerdmans Publ.^ Only after I immigrated to Israel - 62 years ago - and read the Bible here, did I know and understand that justice was on the side of the "Prophets of Rebuke."
    • David Ben-Gurion on the Bible & its role in re-creating Israel 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ David did surely muck it up, however, his true repentance obviously is something that Sanford knows nothing about.

    ^ Well, I dont know, but it was a good thing he did, David commented.

    Co., Cambridge UK.

Further reading

  • For a more complete summary of all the episodes in the Saul/David story in Samuel (but excluding Chronicles), see synopsis

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Quotes

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Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
.King David (?-961 BCE) was a prophet who ruled Israel and Judah for 39 years.^ David king over Judah.
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^ As king of Judah at Hebron, 7 1/2 years.
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^ David king over all Israel ( 2 Sam.
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  • Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: [...] The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.^ The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of the Philistine.

    ^ Perhaps David never lost that youthful instinct as a hunter of which he had once spoken to Saul, in the face of Goliath's arrogance (1.Samuel 17:34-36): 'Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it.

    ^ Unable to complete the thought, she reached out to him and took his hand.

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  • Thou comest to me with a sword, and with A spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.^ You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

    ^ So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, 'The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.'
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know also, my God, that Thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness.

    [...] .And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with the sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.^ All those gathered here will know that is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lords, and he will give all of you into our hands!

    ^ Then the hands of all who are with you will be strong."
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the LORD, and in the hearing of our God, be careful to seek out all the commandments of the LORD your God, that you may possess this good land, and leave it as an inheritance for your children after you forever.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

Psalms

Traditionally the Psalms have been attributed to King David, a view which much modern scholarship rejects.
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  • The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.^ Then she said to him, "My lord, you swore by the LORD your God to your maidservant, saying, 'Assuredly Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne.'
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And Ittai answered the king and said, "As the LORD lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely in whatever place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also your servant will be."
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. .He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.^ For the sake of Jacob my servant and Israel, my chosen, I have called you by name and given you your title, though you have not known Me " (Isaiah 45:1-4).
    • David Ben-Gurion on the Bible & its role in re-creating Israel 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

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  • Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The mercy of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear Him, and His righteousness unto children's children; to such as keep His covenant, and to those that remember His commandments to do them."

    ^ Thine hand, I pray Thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on Thy people, that they should be plagued."

    Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. .
  • How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!^ Self-condemned, he "said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech Thee, do away the iniquity of Thy servant; for I have done very foolishly."

    ^ David, normally in love with the L ORD , didn't seem to give thought to how God would view things.
    • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

    how great is the sum of them! .If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.^ One had the line, “ Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” This was intended as flattery, but King Saul took it as an insult — they loved David more than Saul.
    • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thine hand, I pray Thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on Thy people, that they should be plagued."

    ^ I don’t want to compromise my own activities, safety and way of life more than is reasonably necessary — but I can still accommodate somewhat.

  • Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. .For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain.^ Thine hand, I pray Thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on Thy people, that they should be plagued."

    ^ Now gather the rest of the people together and encamp against the city and take it, lest I take the city and it be called after my name."
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build Thee an house for Thine holy name cometh of Thine hand, and is all Thine own.

    Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not .I grieved with those that rise up against thee?^ You also lift me up above those who rise against me; you have delivered me from the violent man.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. .Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.^ I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know also, my God, that Thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness.

    ^ God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Jehovah is guarding all those loving him, But all the wicked ones he will annihilate.

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From the Greek Δαυίδ from the Hebrew דּוד, meaning "beloved".

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David
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David (countable and uncountable; plural Davids)
  1. A male given name.
  2. (Biblical) The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul.
  3. A patronymic surname common in Wales.

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  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), 2 Samuel 23:1-2:
    .David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.^ He looked up to the window and said, 'Who is on my side?

    ^ Oved had a son named Jesse, and Jesse had a son named David.
    • Was King David Jewish? 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.beingjewish.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus David son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
    • King David Prepares the Temple -- I Chronicles 21-29 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC homepages.luc.edu [Source type: Original source]

  • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, ISBN 1582433135, page 169:
    David Copperfield. Dwight David Eisenhower. Michelangelo's David. .None of these Davids would seem the same if their names were Dave.^ RSS All comments on these pages is for the express usage of David's Bridal's customers and none of the information produced herein is to be reproduced without express written permission from David's Bridal.

    ^ But the text expressly says that it was Ahaz (who seems to have known the maiden with child), that would give the boy that name.
    • King David Calls Him "My Lord" 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.muhammad.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's interesting that David and the authors would view God as being "angry" at Uzzah for preventing that from happening, a view that seems absurd.
    • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

    .David, with its final "d", sounds finished and complete, whereas Dave just kind of hangs there in the air, indefinitely.^ At least toward the end of David's reign, there was a kind of cabinet in Jerusalem in which David's general Joab played an important role.

    ^ First, King David said no, but Absalom kept pressing him, finally David said yes, but it was Absalom's intention just to kill Amnon.
    • Loeb biblical family tree 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.loebtree.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is another King David location on Bathurst just south of Lawrence.
    • King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.blogto.com [Source type: General]

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  1. A male given name, cognate to David.

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  2. A male given name
  3. A Dutch patronymic surname.

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  • (pet forms): Daaf, Daav
  • (surnames): Davids

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  1. (Biblical) David.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
  3. A patronymic surname.

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  2. A male given name.

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  2. A male given name.

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  2. A male given name.

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  2. A male given name.

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Meaning: beloved
.The eighth and youngest son of Jesse, a citizen of Bethlehem.^ Jesse, a citizen of Bethlehem.
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^ Most of us know Jesse had seven sons, of whom David was the youngest.

^ It appears that David was the youngest son, probably the youngest child, of a family of ten, and was born in Bethlehem B.C. 1085.
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.His father seems to have been a man in humble life.^ His father seems to have been a man in humble life.
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^ His father is never named and remains a man of mystery, although it seems safe to assume that he had been of noble or royal birth.

^ His father was apparently not only the chief man of the place, but he seems to have been chieftain of the whole clan to which he belonged--the clan of Judah.
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His mother's name is not recorded. .Some think she was the Nahash of 2 Sam 17:25.^ Some think she was the Nahash of 2 Sam.
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^ That there was some stability in it is shown by his taking two wives at this time--Ahinoam and Abigail ( 1 Sam 25:42,43 ).
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^ Thus, Amnon is the special patron of David's nephew Jonadab ( 2 Sam 13:3 ; compare 21:21), and Absalom is backed by Amasa ( 2 Sam 17:25 ).
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As to his personal appearance, we only know that he was red-haired, with beautiful eyes and a fair face (1 Sam. .16:12; 17:42).^ His bright eyes are specially mentioned, ( 1 Samuel 16:12 ) and generally he was remarkable for the grace of his figure and countenance ("fair of eyes," "comely," "goodly,") ( 1 Samuel 16:12,18 ; 17:42 ) well made and of immense strength and agility.
  • NETBible: David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His name was well known in the country--Saul does not require to be told who he is ( 1 Sam 16:18 ; 17:58 )--but he was by this time advanced in years ( 1 Sam 17:12 ).
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.His early occupation was that of tending his father's sheep on the uplands of Judah.^ His early occupation was that of tending his father's sheep on the uplands of Judah.
  • NETBible: David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: Original source]

.From what we know of his after history, doubtless he frequently beguiled his time, when thus engaged, with his shepherd's flute, while he drank in the many lessons taught him by the varied scenes spread around him.^ They had taught him a great lesson, the lesson of a failure.
  • Constance Fenimore Woolson 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.lehigh.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.” .
  • Gov Sanford: King David Didn’t Resign, So Neither Will I | Unreasonable Faith 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC unreasonablefaith.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the time they caught up with him, many other Benjaminites had gathered together behind Abner as a unit.
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His first recorded exploits were his encounters with the wild beasts of the field. .He mentions that with his own unaided hand he slew a lion and also a bear, when they came out against his flock, beating them to death in open conflict with his club (1Sam 17:34, 35).^ He mentions that with his own unaided hand he slew a lion and also a bear, when they came out against his flock, beating them to death in open conflict with his club ( 1 Sam.
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^ Perhaps David never lost that youthful instinct as a hunter of which he had once spoken to Saul, in the face of Goliath's arrogance (1.Samuel 17:34-36): 'Your servant used to keep sheep for his father; and whenever a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb from the flock, I went after it and struck it down, rescuing the lamb from its mouth; and if it turned against me, I would catch it by the jaw, strike it down, and kill it.

^ He had not only to keep a sharp lookout for thieves, but on more than one occasion had with no other weapon than his shepherd's club or staff to rescue a lamb from the clutches of a lion or a bear ( 1 Sam 17:34 ff).
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.While David, in the freshness of ruddy youth, was thus engaged with his flocks, Samuel paid an unexpected visit to Bethlehem, having been guided thither by divine direction (1Sam 16:1-13).^ While David, in the freshness of ruddy youth, was thus engaged with his flocks, Samuel paid an unexpected visit to Bethlehem, having been guided thither by divine direction ( 1 Sam.
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^ The youthful Abishag thus looms as a very powerful and important figure by now in the palace of Jerusalem; having been intimately connected with the great David, she was close to his successor, Solomon, and the powerful Bathsheba.

^ Samuel 16:11-13 ) As David stood before Samuel we are enabled to fix his appearance at once in our minds.
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.There he offered up sacrifice, and called the elders of Israel and Jesse's family to the sacrificial meal.^ There he offered up sacrifice, and called the elders of Israel and Jesse's family to the sacrificial meal.
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^ Achish offered David the border town of Ziklag, and David and the 600 families with him moved there.
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^ Up to the period of the monarchy, there was no regular army in Israel.
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.Among all who appeared before him he failed to discover the one he sought.^ Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks.
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^ He laughed out loud when the little band of Habiru appeared before him.

^ All this comes from someone who has never heard of King before.
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.David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.^ David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.
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^ God had chosen Solomon , 1 and David had privately promised that Solomon would succeed him as king.
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^ By now Saul's conscience stung him.
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.He accordingly, in anticipation, poured on his head the anointing oil.^ Kings 9:6-10: So Jehu got up and went inside; the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, 'Thus says the Lord the God of Israel: I anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel.

.David went back again to his shepherd life, but "the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward," and "the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul" (1Sam 16:13, 14).^ LORD preserved David whithersoever he went."
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^ The LORD preserved David wherever he went."
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^ So Saul eyed David from that day on."

.Not long after this David was sent for to soothe with his harp the troubled spirit of Saul, who suffered from a strange melancholy dejection.^ When Saul fell into an incurable melancholy, David was summoned to court to cheer the despondent king by playing upon the harp; and Saul became so fond of the young man that he selected him as his armor-bearer.

^ David took the plunder and sent it as gifts to many people back in Judah who had helped him survive while in exile there.
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^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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.He played before the king so skilfully that Saul was greatly cheered, and began to entertain great affection for the young shepherd.^ He played before the king so skilfully that Saul was greatly cheered, and began to entertain great affection for the young shepherd.
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^ When Saul fell into an incurable melancholy, David was summoned to court to cheer the despondent king by playing upon the harp; and Saul became so fond of the young man that he selected him as his armor-bearer.

^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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After this he went home to Bethlehem. But he soon again came into prominence. .The armies of the Philistines and of Israel were in battle array in the valley of Elah, some 16 miles south-west of Bethlehem; and David was sent by his father with provisions for his three brothers, who were then fighting on the side of the king.^ He prepared his men to fight with the Philistine army against Israel.
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^ Peace for Israel and David while still among Philistines.
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^ Not that they lacked an enemy; the Philistines had drawn up their battle lines at the base of a hill on the other side of the valley and faced the army of Israel in three large infantry formations, each accompanied by a sizable detachment of two-man chariots.

.On his arrival in the camp of Israel, David (now about twenty years of age) was made aware of the state of matters when the champion of the Philistines, Goliath of Gath, came forth to defy Israel.^ When David had been with the Philistines for over a year, they planned a major invasion of Israel.
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^ David’s greatest heroic deed was killing the Philistine champion, Goliath.
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^ Peace for Israel and David while still among Philistines.
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.David took his sling, and with a well-trained aim threw a stone "out of the brook," which struck the giant's forehead, so that he fell senseless to the ground.^ David took his sling, and with a well-trained aim threw a stone "out of the brook," which struck the giant's forehead, so that he fell senseless to the ground.
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^ Hyrcanus opened one room of Davids sepulchre, and took out three thousand talents (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 7:393).
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^ He supplied David with armor and weapons, but David wasn't used to them, and insisted on fighting this well-equipped giant with only a shepherd's sling, with which he was an expert marksman.
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.David then ran and slew him, and cut off his head with his own sword (1 Sam.^ David cut off the head of the giant.
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^ David proceeded to take the Philistine's own sword, and cut off his head with it.
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^ So Hanun took David's servants, shaved off half of their beards, cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away.
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17). .The result was a great victory to the Israelites, who pursued the Philistines to the gates of Gath and Ekron.^ Finally, David made an alliance with the Philistine king of Gath, who gave David the city of Ziklag ( 1 Sam 21-30).
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^ Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he was also a son of Goliath.
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^ They believed that during the battle, he would change sides, fight against the Philistines, turn an Israelite defeat into victory, and return home to Israel as a great hero.
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.David's popularity consequent on this heroic exploit awakened Saul's jealousy (1Sam 18:6-16), which he showed in various ways.^ This made everyone love David more, but fed Saul's insane jealousy.
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^ The next three brothers were 19, 18, and 17, making David 16.
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^ Exodus 34:16; Deuteronomy 18:14-17) but be only David's closest friend, 1.Sam.

He conceived a bitter hatred toward him, and by various stratagems sought his death (1 Sam. 18-30). .The deep-laid plots of the enraged king, who could not fail to observe that David "prospered exceedingly," all proved futile, and only endeared the young hero the more to the people, and very specially to Jonathan, Saul's son, between whom and David a life-long warm friendship was formed.^ So David and all the people who were with him arose and crossed over the Jordan.
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^ David's life-long love was the L ORD .
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^ David King didn’t seem to get it at all.
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A fugitive. .To escape from the vengeance of Saul, David fled to Ramah (1Sam 19:12-18) to Samuel, who received him, and he dwelt among the sons of the prophets, who were there under Samuel's training.^ The rest of David's sons got on their mules and fled.
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^ In II Samuel 3:12 he implored David to stand with him.
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^ When Saul's son Ishbosheth criticized him for this, Abner became so angry that he decided to hand over Ishbosheth's kingdom to David.
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.It is supposed by some that the sixth, seventh, and eleventh Psalms were composed by him at this time.^ Jonathan desperately wanted to argue with the man, or at the very least shake some sense into him, but suddenly, there was no more time for words.

.This place was only 3 miles from the residence of Saul, who soon discovered whither the fugitive had gone, and tried ineffectually to bring him back.^ Can I bring him back again?
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^ This place was only 3 miles from the residence of Saul, who soon discovered whither the fugitive had gone, and tried ineffectually to bring him back.
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^ David took the plunder and sent it as gifts to many people back in Judah who had helped him survive while in exile there.
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.Jonathan made a fruitless effort to bring his father to a better state of mind toward David (1 Sam.^ Jonathan made a fruitless effort to bring his father to a better state of mind toward David ( 1 Sam.
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^ Finally, David made an alliance with the Philistine king of Gath, who gave David the city of Ziklag ( 1 Sam 21-30).
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^ The event gained for David the reputation won in modern times at the cannon's mouth, but also the devoted friendship of Jonathan and the enmity of Saul ( 1 Sam 18:1-9 ).
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.20), who, being made aware of the fact, saw no hope of safety but in flight to a distance.^ The enmity of the priests for their king who was being lured by a foreign god made it easier for Cyrus to conquer Babylonia, which voluntarily opened its gates to the Persian conqueror.
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^ And he brought out the people who were in it, and put them to work with saws and iron picks and iron axes, and made them cross over to the brick works.
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.We accordingly find him first at Nob (21:1-9) and then at Gath, the chief city of the Philistines.^ Finally, David made an alliance with the Philistine king of Gath, who gave David the city of Ziklag ( 1 Sam 21-30).
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^ His first stop was at Philistine Gath, whose ruler he would later serve.
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^ Take your lord's servants and pursue him, lest he find for himself fortified cities, and escape us."
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.The king of the Philistines would not admit him into his service, as he expected that he would, and David accordingly now betook himself to the stronghold of Adullam (22:1-4; 1Chr 12:8-18).^ This is what one would expect with David's sons.

^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ Jonathan and Ahimaaz were staying at En Rogel, for they dared not be seen coming into the city; so a female servant would come and tell them, and they would go and tell King David.
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.Here in a short time 400 men gathered around him and acknowledged him as their leader.^ He stood and took a deep breath, nodding to the other men who were clustered around him and regarding him with an open measure of respect.

^ And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him before the LORD to be the leader, and Zadok to be priest.
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^ By the time they caught up with him, many other Benjaminites had gathered together behind Abner as a unit.
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.It was at this time that David, amid the harassment and perils of his position, cried, "Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem;" when three of his heroes broke through the lines of the Philistines and brought him the water for which he longed (2 Sam 23:13-17), but which he would not drink.^ Three of his mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and brought it to David.
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^ This is what one would expect with David's sons.

^ Oh, that the Lord would give me the strength!

.In his rage at the failure of all his efforts to seize David, Saul gave orders for the massacre of the entire priestly family at Nob, "persons who wore a linen ephod", to the number of eighty-five persons, who were put to death by Doeg the Edomite.^ In his rage at the failure of all his efforts to seize David, Saul gave orders for the massacre of the entire priestly family at Nob, "persons who wore a linen ephod", to the number of eighty-five persons, who were put to death by Doeg the Edomite.
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^ With a view to extending his conquests among foreign nations, David determined to increase his army by requiring military service from all who were of proper age.

^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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.The sad tidings of the massacre were brought to David by Abiathar, a son of Ahimelech, the only one who escaped.^ This is what one would expect with David's sons.

^ Only one man escaped — the high priest's son Abiathar.
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^ After David's sin, he let one of his sons get away with rape , and another with murder .
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Comp. Ps. 52.
.Hearing that Keilah, a town on the western frontier, was harassed by the Philistines, David with his men relieved it (1 Sam.^ Hearing that Keilah, a town on the western frontier, was harassed by the Philistines, David with his men relieved it ( 1 Sam.
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^ David sent messengers to the men of Jabesh Gilead praising them for retrieving the bodies of Saul and his sons from the Philistine town of Beth Shan and giving them a proper burial.
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^ Finally, David made an alliance with the Philistine king of Gath, who gave David the city of Ziklag ( 1 Sam 21-30).
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23:1-14); and then, for fear of Saul, he fled to the strongholds in the "hill country" of Judah. Comp. Ps. .31. While encamped there, in the forest in the district of Ziph, he was visited by Jonathan, who spoke to him words of encouragement (23:16-18).^ While encamped there, in the forest in the district of Ziph, he was visited by Jonathan, who spoke to him words of encouragement (23:16-18).
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^ David took the plunder and sent it as gifts to many people back in Judah who had helped him survive while in exile there.
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^ There is no reason to doubt the sincerity of his love for Jonathan, although it is not so completely cut off from all suspicion of self-interest as is that of Jonathan for him.
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.The two now parted never to meet again.^ The two now parted never to meet again.
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^ Now your maidservant had two sons; and the two fought with each other in the field, and there was no one to part them, but the one struck the other and killed him.
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.Saul continued his pursuit of David, who narrowly escaped from him at this time, and fled to the crags and ravines of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea (1Sam 23:29).^ Saul continued his pursuit of David, who narrowly escaped from him at this time, and fled to the crags and ravines of Engedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea ( 1 Sam.
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^ So once again, David narrowly escaped death at Saul's hand.
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^ He roamed about in the wilderness of Ziph, including the Hill of Hachilah, in the wilderness of Maon, in the wilderness and heights of Engedi, near the Dead Sea, and in the Arabah, the valley south of the Dead Sea, always escaping from Saul’s men.
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.Here Saul, who still pursued him with his army, narrowly escaped, through the generous forbearance of David, and was greatly affected by what David had done for him.^ David had a small army with him.
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^ The Armies still loyal to Saul in Israel.
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^ Here Saul, who still pursued him with his army, narrowly escaped, through the generous forbearance of David, and was greatly affected by what David had done for him.
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.He returned home from pursuing him, and David betook himself to Maon, where, with his 600 men, he maintained himself by contributions gathered from the district.^ David demanded that Abner return her to him.
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^ Faithful Uriah arrived, King David interviewed him, and when the interview was over, David sent him to go home and relax.
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^ Achish offered David the border town of Ziklag, and David and the 600 families with him moved there.
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.Here occurred the incident connected with Nabal and his wife Abigail (1 Sam.^ Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail.

^ So the servant talked to Nabal's wife, Abigail, who was very intelligent, alert, and capable.
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.25), whom David married after Nabal's death.^ Samuel 25:-9-11: When David's young men came, they said all this to Nabal in the name of David; and then they waited.

^ Samuel 25:4-8: David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.

^ Samuel 25:43: David also married Ahinoam of Jezreel; both of them became his wives.

Saul again went forth (1 Sam. .26) in pursuit of David, who had hid himself "in the hill Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon," in the wilderness of Ziph, and was a second time spared through his forbearance.^ He roamed about in the wilderness of Ziph, including the Hill of Hachilah, in the wilderness of Maon, in the wilderness and heights of Engedi, near the Dead Sea, and in the Arabah, the valley south of the Dead Sea, always escaping from Saul’s men.
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^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
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^ Joab and Adonijah were spared for the time, but after the death of David they suffered the penalty of their crime.

.He returned home, professing shame and penitence for the way in which he had treated David, and predicting his elevation to the throne.^ He wept openly and without shame as he walked through the torch-lit ways of Gibeah, towards his wife and home.

.Fighting against Israel.^ Fighting against Israel.
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^ He prepared his men to fight with the Philistine army against Israel.
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.Harassed by the necessity of moving from place to place through fear of Saul, David once more sought refuge among the Philistines (1 Sam.^ Harassed by the necessity of moving from place to place through fear of Saul, David once more sought refuge among the Philistines ( 1 Sam.
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^ Hard pressed both by Saul and the Philistines (who had established themselves even in Bethlehem) he committed his parents to the keeping of the king of Moab, and began to rove as a freebooter through the country ( 1 Sam 23:5,15,25,29 ).
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^ David went back again to his shepherd life, but "the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward," and "the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul" ( 1 Sam.
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27). .He was welcomed by the king, who assigned him Ziklag as his residence.^ Whenever anyone who had a lawsuit came to the king for a decision, Absalom would call to him and say, "What city are you from?"
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^ Since it was rebuilt and resettled only by King Solomon (1.Kings 9, 15), King David-Thutmosis I must be the pharaoh, who ceded it to him as a wedding present.

^ David chided the king for sending him away from the L ORD , who had a special presence in the heart of the promised land.
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.Here David lived among his followers for some time as an independent chief engaged in frequent war with the Amalekites and other tribes on the south of Judah.^ There at Hebron, the local leaders of the tribe of Judah agreed to make David their king.
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^ They cover a period of about 130 years from the time when Eli was the Chief Priest to the end of the reign of King David.
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^ Take a moment to consider the stress under which David lived at that time in his life.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

.Achish summoned David with his men to join his army against Saul; but the lords of the Philistines were suspicious of David's loyalty, and therefore he was sent back to Ziklag, which he found to his dismay may had been pillaged and burnt during his brief absence.^ The Philistines war against David after the death of Saul and his sons.
  • Wars of Israel: The Wars of King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.warsofisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He prepared his men to fight with the Philistine army against Israel.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To keep Achish from learning the truth, David ran his raids far from Philistine territory, to the east of Israel.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

David pursued after the raiders, the Amalekites, and completely routed them. .On his return to Ziklag tidings reached him of Saul's death (2 Sam.^ Death and burial of Saul and his sons, 1 Sam.
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^ On his return to Ziklag tidings reached him of Saul's death ( 2 Sam.
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^ Returns, and Jonathan makes covenant with him, 1 Sam.
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1). .An Amalekite brought Saul's crown and bracelet and laid them at his feet.^ An Amalekite brought Saul's crown and bracelet and laid them at his feet.
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^ And I took the crown that was on his head and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them here to my lord."
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.David and his men rent their clothes and mourned for Saul, who had been defeated in battle near Mount Gilboa.^ David and his men rent their clothes and mourned for Saul, who had been defeated in battle near Mount Gilboa.
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^ Twice before, David had passed up opportunities to kill Saul, reasoning that because the L ORD had made Saul king, anyone who killed Saul was attacking the L ORD .
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ David and Israel march immediately from the Battle with Moabites to recover the border of Israel near the Euphrates River.
  • Wars of Israel: The Wars of King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.warsofisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

.David composed a beautiful elegy, the most beautiful of all extant Hebrew odes, a "lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son" (2 Sam 1:18-27).^ Then David composed a psalm of mourning for Saul, Jonathan, and the Israelites."
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Death and burial of Saul and his sons, 1 Sam.
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^ David's sons also acted in the same capacity ( 2 Sam 8:18 ).
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.It bore the title of "The Bow," and was to be taught to the children, that the memory of Saul and Jonathan might be preserved among them.^ It bore the title of "The Bow," and was to be taught to the children, that the memory of Saul and Jonathan might be preserved among them.
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^ Ahinoam bore Saul 3 sons, Jonathan, Ishui, Melchishua, and two daughters, Merab and Michal, 1.Sam.

."Behold, it is written in the book of Jasher" (q.v.^ "Behold, it is written in the book of Jasher" (q.v.
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).
.David king over Judah.^ David king over Judah.
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^ There at Hebron, the local leaders of the tribe of Judah agreed to make David their king.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Civil War: David immediately removed from Ziklag and took up his quarters at Hebron, where he was at once anointed king over his own tribe of Judah.
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.David and his men now set out for Hebron under divine direction (2 Sam 2:1-4).^ David and his men now set out for Hebron under divine direction ( 2 Sam.
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^ David was now in imminent danger, and he left Jerusalem ( 2 Sam.
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^ Saul immediately assembled a posse of 3,000 of his best men, and set out to capture David.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

.There they were cordially welcomed, and he was at once anointed as king.^ There they were cordially welcomed, and he was at once anointed as king.
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^ Civil War: David immediately removed from Ziklag and took up his quarters at Hebron, where he was at once anointed king over his own tribe of Judah.
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^ It is possible that they were exiled there after King Josiah was killed in his war against Pharaoh Necho.
  • David Ben-Gurion on the Bible & its role in re-creating Israel 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC mailstar.net [Source type: Original source]

.He was now about thirty years of age.^ He was now about thirty years of age.
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^ Galatians 4:4 It is also interesting to note in Luke 3:23 , in NLT, “Jesus was known as the son of Joseph.” and in NIV, “Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.

^ Is answering some of the great questions of our age worth spending about the same amount as we spend in one year on cosmetics?
  • Brian Cox OH, SNAPs Sir David King | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC blogs.discovermagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.But his title to the throne was not undisputed.^ But his title to the throne was not undisputed.
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.Abner took Ish-bosheth, Saul's only remaining son, over the Jordan to Mahanaim, and there crowned him as king.^ Abner took Ish-bosheth, Saul's only remaining son, over the Jordan to Mahanaim, and there crowned him as king.
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^ Then he took their king's crown from his head.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ish-bosheth, son of Saul, crowned, 2 Sam.
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.Then began a civil war in Israel.^ Then began a civil war in Israel.
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^ He raised an army, and civil war began once again.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ David); he thereby sewed the seeds for what turned out to be a long and bloody civil war within Israel.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.The first encounter between the two opposing armies, led on the one side by Abner, and on the other by Joab, took place at the pool of Gibeon.^ The first encounter between the two opposing armies, led on the one side by Abner, and on the other by Joab, took place at the pool of Gibeon.
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^ Genesis 4:19-20: Lamech took two wives; the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah .

^ He mastered his battle rage just in time to leap back before two swords, one from either side, pierced the empty space he had just abandoned.

.It resulted in the defeat of Abner.^ It resulted in the defeat of Abner.
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.Other encounters, however, between Israel and Judah followed (2 Sam.^ Other encounters, however, between Israel and Judah followed ( 2 Sam.
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^ Thus began the cleavage between Judah and Israel.
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^ An unhappy dispute arose between the men of Judah and the men of Israel ( 19:41-43 ).
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.3:1, 5), but still success was on the side of David.^ David's Street” on the side of Hume's house one night; the street still bears that name today.
  • David Hume (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

.For the space of seven and a half years David reigned in Hebron.^ He had reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem and seven and a half at Hebron ( 2 Sam.
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^ And so Israel was divided for seven and a half years.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For the space of seven and a half years David reigned in Hebron.
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.Abner now sided with David, and sought to promote his advancement; but was treacherously put to death by Joab in revenge for his having slain his brother Asahel at Gibeon (3:22-39).^ Abner now sided with David, and sought to promote his advancement; but was treacherously put to death by Joab in revenge for his having slain his brother Asahel at Gibeon ( 3:22-39 ).
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^ It was only after the death of Saul that his brother Joab threw in his lot with David.
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^ The townspeople were now demanding that the murderer be put to death, as the law required.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

.This was greatly to David's regret.^ This was greatly to David's regret.
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.He mourned for the death of Abner.^ He mourned for the death of Abner.
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.Shortly after this Ish-bosheth was also treacherously put to death by two Canaanites of Beeroth; and there being now no rival, David was anointed king over all Israel (4:1-12).^ So was Israel "being fruitful and multiplying" under the reign of King David?
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God reviewed for David all that He had done for Israel and for David.
  • The Location and Future Discovery of King David's Tomb 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And you, sir, are no King David.

.David king over all Israel (2 Sam 5:1-5; 1Chr 11:1-3).^ After that time, all the local leaders met together and agreed to make David their king.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As King of Israel and Judea, David saw Bathsheba in the bath (he was walking on the roof at the time, goes the story) and immediately had to have her.

^ The prophet or seer was keeper of the king's conscience and was not appointed by him, but claimed divine authority ( 2 Sam 7:3,1 ff; 12:1 ff; 24:11 ff).
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.The elders of Israel now repaired to Hebron and offered allegiance to David in name of all the people, among whom the greatest enthusiasm prevailed.^ David king over all Israel ( 2 Sam.
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^ The elders of Israel now repaired to Hebron and offered allegiance to David in name of all the people, among whom the greatest enthusiasm prevailed.
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^ Now in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.He was anointed king over all Israel, and sought out a new seat of government, more suitable than Hebron, as the capital of his empire.^ He was anointed king over all Israel, and sought out a new seat of government, more suitable than Hebron, as the capital of his empire.
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^ David king over all Israel ( 2 Sam.
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^ Hebron, and is anointed king by Judah, 2 Sam.
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.At this time there was a Jebusite fortress, "the stronghold", on the hill of Zion, called also Jebus.^ At this time there was a Jebusite fortress, "the stronghold", on the hill of Zion, called also Jebus.
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^ Jerusalem was inhabited by the Jebusites at that time, and they refused to let David's troops enter the fortress, evidently believing that it was so impenetrable that the "blind and the lame" could defend it.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There were hills too steep for the Philistine chariots to traverse within sight, but there was no hope of reaching them in time.

.This David took from the Jebusites, and made it Israel's capital, and established here his residence, and afterwards built for himself a palace by the aid of Tyrian tradesmen.^ This David took from the Jebusites, and made it Israel's capital, and established here his residence, and afterwards built for himself a palace by the aid of Tyrian tradesmen.
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^ The question must be asked: if Solomon had a new physical throne built for himself, with great glory and splendor, what then was done with Davids physical throne ?
  • The Location and Future Discovery of King David's Tomb 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While the greater rebellion of Jeroboam is yet to come in the reign of David's Grandson, Rehoboam, the seeds of division are beginning to split Israel even here.
  • Wars of Israel: The Wars of King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.warsofisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Philistines, who had for some time observed a kind of truce, now made war against David; but were defeated in battle at a place afterwards called, in remembrance of the victory, Baal-perazim.^ The Philistines war against David after the death of Saul and his sons.
  • Wars of Israel: The Wars of King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.warsofisrael.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Joab and Abner had been at war for some time now, and Joab was suspicious of Abner.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Philistines, who had for some time observed a kind of truce, now made war against David; but were defeated in battle at a place afterwards called, in remembrance of the victory, Baal-perazim.
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.Again they invaded the land, and were a second time routed by him.^ Again they invaded the land, and were a second time routed by him.
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^ And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him before the LORD to be the leader, and Zadok to be priest.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By the time they caught up with him, many other Benjaminites had gathered together behind Abner as a unit.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.He thus delivered Israel from their enemies.^ He thus delivered Israel from their enemies.
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^ But the Merlin like kingmaker, Samuel, had already anointed David, in the name of God, to replace Saul as king to deliver Israel from its enemies.
  • King David: History or Myth? 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askwhy.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus says the LORD God of Israel: 'I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.David now resolved to bring up the ark of the covenant to his new capital (2 Sam.^ David now resolved to bring up the ark of the covenant to his new capital ( 2 Sam.
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^ Now, more importantly, how would the Ark be applicable to modern day – new convenant believers?

^ Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

6). .It was in the house of Abinadab at Kirjath-jearim, about 7 miles from Jerusalem, where it had been for many years, from the time when the Philistines had sent it home (1 Sam.^ It was in the house of Abinadab at Kirjath-jearim, about 7 miles from Jerusalem, where it had been for many years, from the time when the Philistines had sent it home ( 1 Sam.
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^ Something about the house of David will be involved to make the inhabitants of Jerusalem be protected and have God intervene to destroy the attackers.
  • The Location and Future Discovery of King David's Tomb 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They cover a period of about 130 years from the time when Eli was the Chief Priest to the end of the reign of King David.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

6; 7). .In consequence of the death of Uzzah (for it was a divine ordinance that only the Levites should handle the ark, Num.^ In consequence of the death of Uzzah (for it was a divine ordinance that only the Levites should handle the ark, Num.
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^ One of the Levites, named Uzzah, reached out to steady the Ark, ignoring the prohibition against touching it.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Levites handling the Ark, hundreds of men, were fully trained in their duties.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

.4), who had put forth his hand to steady the ark when the cart in which it was being conveyed shook by reason of the roughness of the road, David stayed the procession, and conveyed the ark into the house of Obed-edom, a Philistine from Gath.^ David is terrified, and leaves the ark at the house of Obed-edom, 2 Sam.
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^ After three months David brought the ark from the house of Obed-edom up to Jerusalem.
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^ David stayed the procession, and conveyed the ark into the house of Obed-edom, a Philistine from Gath.
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.After three months David brought the ark from the house of Obed-edom up to Jerusalem.^ David was crowned, conquered Jerusalem and brought the Ark to Zion.
  • King David: History or Myth? 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askwhy.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ David is terrified, and leaves the ark at the house of Obed-edom, 2 Sam.
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^ After three months David brought the ark from the house of Obed-edom up to Jerusalem.
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Comp. Ps. .24. Here it was placed in a new tent or tabernacle which David erected for the purpose.^ Here it was placed in a new tent or tabernacle which David erected for the purpose.
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^ Is the Tabernacle of David folded up and placed within Davids Tomb?
  • The Location and Future Discovery of King David's Tomb 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.askelm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Here is an excerpt: "Transfigured Nights is transgressive New Zealand filmmaker David Blyths latest anthropological documentary exploring the outer extremes of human sexuality.
  • David Blyth - Film Director 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC davidblyth.com [Source type: General]

.About seventy years had passed since it had stood in the tabernacle at Shiloh.^ Since then about forty years had elapsed.

^ About seventy years had passed since it had stood in the tabernacle at Shiloh.
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^ For I have not dwelt in a house since the time that I brought the children of Israel up from Egypt, even to this day, but have moved about in a tent and in a tabernacle.
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

.The old tabernacle was now at Gibeah, at which Zadok ministered.^ The old tabernacle was now at Gibeah, at which Zadok ministered.
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.David now (1 Chr.^ David now ( 1 Chr.
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^ The king of the Philistines would not admit him into his service, as he expected that he would, and David accordingly now betook himself to the stronghold of Adullam ( 22:1-4 ; 1 Chr.
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.16) carefully set in order all the ritual of divine worship at Jerusalem, along with Abiathar the high priest.^ Jerusalem, along with Abiathar the high priest.
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^ Only one man escaped — the high priest's son Abiathar.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The high priesthood was handed down from father to son, and so Abiathar now became the high priest.
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

.A new religious era began.^ A new religious era began.
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.The service of praise was for the first time introduced into public worship.^ The service of praise was for the first time introduced into public worship.
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^ His years of exile were so painful, not because of privation, but because he was banished from the public services of worship to the L ORD .
  • King David - Biography 11 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1957 he…conducted the first public demonstration of time-sharing,” [ Source ] which is when multiple parties can share the use of a single large computer.

.Zion became henceforth "God's holy hill."^ Zion became henceforth "God's holy hill."
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David's wars. .David now entered on a series of conquests which greatly extended and strengthened his kingdom (2 Sam.^ David now entered on a series of conquests which greatly extended and strengthened his kingdom ( 2 Sam.
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^ With a view to extending his conquests among foreign nations, David determined to increase his army by requiring military service from all who were of proper age.

^ So David said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done; but now, I pray, O LORD, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have done very foolishly."
  • www.onesalt.com : How Jesus Christ viewed King David 1 February 2010 2:48 UTC www.onesalt.com [Source type: Original source]

8). .In a few years the whole territory from the Euphrates to the river of Egypt, and from Gaza on the west to Thapsacus on the east, was under his sway (2 Sam 8:3-13; 10).^ In a few years the whole territory from the Euphrates to the river of Egypt, and from Gaza on the west to Thapsacus on the east, was under his sway ( 2 Sam.
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^ But whereas the anointing of Saul was done surreptitiously and for a definite purpose which was explained at the time ( 1 Sam 10:1 ), that of David was performed before his whole family, but with what object he was not told ( 1 Sam 16:13 ).
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^ Three (not seven) years of famine was the alternative offered to David ( 2 Sam 24:13 ; compare 1 Ch 21:12 ).
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David's fall. .He had now reached the height of his glory.^ He had now reached the height of his glory.
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.He ruled over a vast empire, and his capital was enriched with the spoils of many lands.^ He ruled over a vast empire, and his capital was enriched with the spoils of many lands.
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.But in the midst of all this success he fell, and his character became stained with the sin of adultery (2 Sam 11:2-27).^ But in the midst of all this success he fell, and his character became stained with the sin of adultery ( 2 Sam.
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^ Shammah the Harodite was the son of Elika ( 2 Sam 23:25 ; compare 1 Ch 11:27 ), and other names in this list have to be corrected after the readings of the Chronicler.
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.It has been noted as characteristic of the Bible that while his military triumphs are recorded in a few verses, the sad story of his fall is given in detail, a story full of warning, and therefore recorded.^ It has been noted as characteristic of the Bible that while his military triumphs are recorded in a few verses, the sad story of his fall is given in detail, a story full of warning, and therefore recorded.
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^ In the books of the Bible, for the first time in human historiography, we are given the story of the birth, growth and struggles of a nation.
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.This crime, in the attempt to conceal it, led to anoter.^ This crime, in the attempt to conceal it, led to anoter.
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He was guilty of murder. .Uriah, whom he had foully wronged, an officer of the Gibborim, the corps of heros (23:39), was, by his order, "set in the front of the hottest battle" at the siege of Rabbah, in order that he might be put to death.^ Uriah, whom he had foully wronged, an officer of the Gibborim, the corps of heros ( 23:39 ), was, by his order, "set in the front of the hottest battle" at the siege of Rabbah, in order that he might be put to death.
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^ Then David wrote a letter to Joab, sent by the hand of Uriah, saying, "Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die."
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^ Indeed, a suspicious juryman might find that David put both Abner and Amasa, in the way of Joab ( 2 Sam 3:23 ff; 19:13; 4 ff).
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.Nathan the prophet (2 Sam 7:1-17; 12:1-23) was sent by God to bring home his crimes to the conscience of the guilty monarch.^ God to bring home his crimes to the conscience of the guilty monarch.
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^ Is rebuked by the prophet Nathan, 2 Sam.
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^ Nathan the prophet ( 2 Sam.
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He became a true penitent. .He bitterly bewailed his sins before God.^ He bitterly bewailed his sins before God.
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^ David had killed his '10s of thousands, and it was well portrayed in scripture that blood on one's hands, even the blood of a righteous war, was still sin before God, and had to be covered.
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.The thirty-second and fifty-first Psalms reveal the deep struggles of his soul, and his spiritual recovery.^ The thirty-second and fifty-first Psalms reveal the deep struggles of his soul, and his spiritual recovery.
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.Bathsheba became his wife after Uriah's death.^ Bathsheba became his wife after Uriah's death.
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^ She was Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of the top 30 men in David's cabinet.
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^ The LORD struck the child that the wife of Uriah had borne to David, and it became desperately ill.

.Her first-born son died, according to the word of the prophet.^ Her first-born son died, according to the word of the prophet.
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^ Unlike David's first child with Bathsheba, the Lord loved Solomon, and He sent word by the hand of Nathan the prophet: So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD. .
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.She gave birth to a second son, whom David called Solomon, and who ultimately succeeded him on the throne (2 Sam 12:24, 25).^ So she bore a son, and he called his name Solomon.
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^ She gave birth to a second son, whom David called Solomon, and who ultimately succeeded him on the throne ( 2 Sam.
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^ Could she have born him a son (Amnon) at that age (2.Sam.

Peace. .After the successful termination of all his wars, David formed the idea of building a temple for the ark of God.^ God reviewed for David all that He had done for Israel and for David.
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^ After the successful termination of all his wars, David formed the idea of building a temple for the ark of God.
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^ As you read through Davids response to God, try to understand the mental turmoil David was going through: First, David desired to build God a Temple.
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.This he was not permitted to carry into execution, because he had been a man of war.^ This he was not permitted to carry into execution, because he had been a man of war.
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^ But God said to me, 'You shall not build a house for My name, because you have been a man of war and have shed blood.'
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.God, however, sent Nathan to him with a gracious message (2 Sam 7:1-16).^ God, however, sent Nathan to him with a gracious message ( 2 Sam.
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^ He recognized that God was punishing him; this disaster was the fulfillment of Nathan's prophecy because of David's sin.
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^ In one of these David so nearly came by his death, that his people would not afterward permit him to take part in the fighting ( 2 Sam 21:16,17 ).
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.On receiving it he went into the sanctuary, the tent where the ark was, and sat before the Lord, and poured out his heart in words of devout thanksgiving (18-29).^ On receiving it he went into the sanctuary, the tent where the ark was, and sat before the Lord, and poured out his heart in words of devout thanksgiving (18-29).
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^ Jonathans heart went out to her.

^ "Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, for by all these practices the nations I am casting out before you have defiled themselves" (Leviticus 18:24) .
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.The building of the temple was reserved for his son Solomon, who would be a man of peace (1Chr 22:9; 28:3).^ Solomon was born from that union and he would build the Temple as God intended.
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^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ It was thrilling to think that he would soon be face to face with the Lords great prophet, the man who had crowned the Great Lion with his own hands.

A cloudy evening. .Hitherto David's carrer had been one of great prosperity and success.^ David knew if Absalom followed Ahithophel's advice, his chances of success were great, but if Hushai could sell bad advice, David had a chance.
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^ The event was a great success, and David's love for the L ORD was contagious, infecting his people too.
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^ That is certainly a Davidic trait, with one of the great king's sorrows having been the untimely deaths of several of his much-loved, but unruly sons.

Now cloudy and dark days came. .His eldest son Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam of Jezreel, was guilty of a great and shameful crime (2 Sam.^ Jonathan might be famous throughout all Canaan for his martial exploits, but the thing of which he was most proud was being the eldest son of the Great Lion of Israel.

^ Could she have born him a son (Amnon) at that age (2.Sam.

^ But Amnon had a crafty friend whose name was Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother.
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13). This was the beginning of the disasters of his later years. .After two years Absalom terribly avenged the crime against Tamar, and put Amnon to death.^ After two years Absalom terribly avenged the crime against Tamar, and put Amnon to death.
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^ In Chapter 13, David's son Amnon developed a crush for his lovely half-sister Tamar (the sister of David's son Absalom.
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^ Absalom's army was defeated, and himself put to death by the hand of Joab (9-18).
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.This brought sore trouble to David's heart.^ This brought sore trouble to David's heart.
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.Absalom, afraid of the consequences of his guilt, fled to Geshur beyond Jordan, where he remained for three years, when he was brought back through the intrigue of Joab (2 Sam.^ So Joab went to Geshur, and brought Absalom back to Jerusalem.
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^ Three of his mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and brought it to David.
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^ When this had gone on for three years, Joab decided to try something extreme to bring the king to his senses.
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14).
.After this there fell upon the land the calamity of three years' famine (2 Sam 21:1-14).^ In Chapter 21, David's kingdom experienced a famine for three years.
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^ After this there fell upon the land the calamity of three years' famine ( 2 Sam.
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^ Three (not seven) years of famine was the alternative offered to David ( 2 Sam 24:13 ; compare 1 Ch 21:12 ).
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.This was soon after followed by a pestilence, brought upon the land as a punishment for David's sinful pride in numbering the people (2 Sam.^ The numbering was not finished when David was convicted of his sin.

^ David's heart condemned him after he had numbered the people.
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^ Upon hearing these things, David sat before the LORD and said, "Who am I, O Lord GOD? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?
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.24), in which no fewer than 70,000 perished in the space of three days.^ People fight for their views no less than for their government and their possessions; thus, from the day man learned to reason, intellectual struggle has not ceased.
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^ But he delayed longer than the three days David had appointed him.
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Rebellion of Absalom. The personal respect for David was sadly lowered by the incident of Bathsheba. .There was a strong popular sentiment against the taking of the census, and the outburst of the plague in connection with it deepened the feeling of jealously that had begun to manifest itself among some of the tribes against David.^ There at Hebron, the local leaders of the tribe of Judah agreed to make David their king.
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^ The taking of the census had caused disaffection among the people; yet they had themselves cherished the same sins that prompted David's action.

^ So twelve men from the tribe of Benjamin engaged in a fierce battle against twelve servants of David.
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.Absalom, taking full advantage of this state of things, gradually gained over the people, and at length openly rebelled against his father, and usurped the throne.^ Absalom, taking full advantage of this state of things, gradually gained over the people, and at length openly rebelled against his father, and usurped the throne.
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^ As people interested in history we should take note of these things because such exact charges will be placed against innocent people, again and again, even in diverse places for they are inspired by Satan.

^ Almost as soon as Absalom returned to Jerusalem, he began conspiring to overthrow his father King David and take his throne.
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Ahithophel was Absalom's chief counsellor. .The revolt began in Hebron, the capital of Judah.^ The revolt began in Hebron, the capital of Judah.
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.Absalom was there proclaimed king.^ Then Absalom would say to him, "Look, your case is good and right; but there is no deputy of the king to hear you.
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.David was now in imminent danger, and he left Jerusalem (2 Sam 15:13-20), and once more became a fugitive.^ In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for purification and for sprinkling [Zechariah 13:1] .
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^ We come now to a verse that discusses the wall that gives us a major clue to a more precise location of the Tombs of David.
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^ So if we assume David's mother had a baby a year — probably true, more or less — David's three oldest brothers were 22, 21, and 20 years old.
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It was a momentous day in Israel. .The incidents of it are recorded with a fulness of detail greater than of any other day in Old Testament history.^ There has been no people for which the vision of the redemption of the world has player a greater and more continuous role in its life, its history, and spiritual development than the Jewish people.
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^ Moreover, the forces which face us in the ideological struggle are inestimably greater and more numerous than those confronting us on other fronts.
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^ He [David] also left behind him greater wealth than any other king , either of the Hebrews or of other nations , ever did.
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.David fled with his followers to Mahanarm, on the east of Jordan.^ David fled with his followers to Mahanarm, on the east of Jordan.
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.An unnatural civil war broke out.^ And when war broke out, none of the followers of Saul and Jonathan had either sword or spear .
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^ David); he thereby sewed the seeds for what turned out to be a long and bloody civil war within Israel.
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After a few weeks the rival armies were mustered and organized. They met in hostile array at the wood of Ephraim (2 Sam 18:1-8). .Absalom's army was defeated, and himself put to death by the hand of Joab (9-18).^ And Absalom made Amasa captain of the army instead of Joab, and they encamped in the land of Gilead.
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^ But Absalom wouldn't take “no” for an answer, and he looked for a way to force Joab's hand.
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^ The men, unwilling to disobey David's order to protect Absalom, summoned Joab, who killed Absalom himself.
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.The tidings of the death of his rebellious son filled the heart of David with the most poignant grief.^ The Philistines war against David after the death of Saul and his sons.
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^ Division in the family of David, results in the division of the Kingdom: no one can hurt a Father's power more than a rebellious son.
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^ Victory was nothing in David's eyes as he learned of his Son's death Betrayal begets betrayal: Joab is outwardly loyal only; Ahithophel was utterly loyal until David betrayed his family.
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.He "went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept" (33), giving utterance to the heart-broken cry, "Would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!"^ O Absalom my son, my son!"
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^ Then the king was deeply moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept.
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^ And as he went, he said thus: "O my son Absalom-- my son, my son Absalom--if only I had died in your place!
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.Peace was now restored, and David returned to Jerusalem and resumed the direction of affairs.^ So large a part of the nation had joined in revolt that David would not return to his capital and resume his authority without an invitation from the tribes.

^ Now we all know that in political terms, David's dynasty came to an end when the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem.
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^ Almost as soon as Absalom returned to Jerusalem, he began conspiring to overthrow his father King David and take his throne.
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.An unhappy dispute arose between the men of Judah and the men of Israel (19:41-43).^ And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, "We have ten shares in the king; therefore we also have more right to David than you.
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^ There were in Israel 800,000 valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were 500,000 men.
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^ So all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, "Because the king is a close relative of ours.
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.Sheba, a Benjamite, headed a revolt of the men of Israel.^ Sheba, a Benjamite, headed a revolt of the men of Israel.
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^ A Benjamite named Sheba blew a trumpet, and said: "We have no share in David, nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse, every man to his tents, O Israel!"
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.He was pursued to Abelbeth-maachah, and was there put to death, and so the revolt came to an end.^ He was pursued to Abelbeth-maachah, and was there put to death, and so the revolt came to an end.
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^ But he came down to meet me at the Jordan, and I swore to him by the LORD, saying, 'I will not put you to death with the sword.'
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The end. .After the suppression of the rebellion of Absalom and that of Sheba, ten comparatively peaceful years of David's life passed away.^ After the suppression of the rebellion of Absalom and that of Sheba, ten comparatively peaceful years of David's life passed away.
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^ Three (not seven) years of famine was the alternative offered to David ( 2 Sam 24:13 ; compare 1 Ch 21:12 ).
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^ They are never at peace again, and Absalom's threat grows to almost destroy the unity of Israel, the seeds of which succeed years later in the reign of Rehoboam.
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.During those years he seems to have been principally engaged in accumulating treasures of every kind for the great temple at Jerusalem, which it was reserved to his successor to build (1 Chr.^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ Forbidden by God from building a temple, he instead amassed a great amount of building materials, so his son could build the temple, as the L ORD had said.
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^ David gave Solomon minute directions for building the temple, with patterns of every part, and of all its instruments of service, as had been revealed to him by divine inspiration.

.22; 28; 29), a house which was to be "exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries" (22:5).^ Now David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries.
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^ However, chapters 22, 28 and 29 of 1st Chronicles contain additional stories about King David which are not in 2nd Samuel.
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^ The best of Jewish youth , throughout all the countries of the diaspora, stood in the vanguard of the wars of liberation .
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.The exciting and laborious life he had spent, and the dangers and trials through which he had passed, had left him an enfeebled man, prematurely old.^ The exciting and laborious life he had spent, and the dangers and trials through which he had passed, had left him an enfeebled man, prematurely old.
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^ He also still performed from time to time the office of minstrel; but the successive attempts of Saul upon his life convinced him that he was in constant danger.
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^ Absalom publicly raped the 10 that were left behind in order to show his domination over the old man.

.It became apparent that his life was now drawing to its close.^ It became apparent that his life was now drawing to its close.
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.A new palace conspiracy broke out as to who should be his successor.^ A new palace conspiracy broke out as to who should be his successor.
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.Joab favoured Adonijah.^ Joab favoured Adonijah.
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.The chiefs of his party met at the "Fuller's spring," in the valley of Kidron, to proclaim him king; but Nathan hastened on a decision on the part of David in favour of Solomon, and so the aim of Adonijah's party failed.^ Learning Solomon was king, Adonijah's party dispersed in fear.
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^ The chiefs of his party met at the "Fuller's spring," in the valley of Kidron, to proclaim him king; but Nathan hastened on a decision on the part of David in favour of Solomon, and so the aim of Adonijah's party failed.
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^ The rebellion was ripe; the conspirators had assembled at a great feast just without the city to proclaim Adonijah king, when their plans were thwarted by the prompt action of a few faithful persons, chief among whom were Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, and Bathsheba the mother of Solomon.

.Solomon was brought to Jerusalem, and was anointed king and seated on his father's throne (1 Kg 1:11-53).^ Solomon was brought to Jerusalem, and was anointed king and seated on his father's throne ( 1 Kings 1:11-53 ).
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^ Mariette) would undoubtedly be the work of Hiram's Phoenicians, allies of Solomon, who were amongst the master craftsmen for the building of the Temple in Jerusalem (1.Kings 5:7-18).

^ Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel : and Hezekiah his son reigned ...
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.David's last words are a grand utterance, revealing his unfailing faith in God, and his joyful confidence in his gracious covenant promises (2 Sam 23:1-7).^ David's last words are a grand utterance, revealing his unfailing faith in God, and his joyful confidence in his gracious covenant promises ( 2 Sam.
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^ Last words of, 2 Sam.
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^ Psalm 30 and Davids Last Words .
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.After a reign of forty years and six months (2 Sam 5:5; 1 Chr.^ After a reign of forty years and six months ( 2 Sam.
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^ Length of reign, forty years, 1 Kin.
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^ Similarly, Saul's son Ish-Boshet, who reigned as king for 2 years (2.Sam.

.3:4) David died (B.C. 1015) at the age of seventy years, "and was buried in the city of David."^ David was buried in his capital city called at that time the City of David: So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David (1 Kings 2:10), and not in his ancestral tombs, because God made the sepulcher for David.
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^ David died (B.C. 1015) at the age of seventy years, "and was buried in the city of David."
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^ After capturing Jerusalem, David ruled the 12 tribes of Israel from that capital city for the next 33 years, naming it the City of David.
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.His tomb is still pointed out on Mount Zion.^ His tomb is still pointed out on Mount Zion.
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^ Nehemiah 3:16 ) His tomb, which became the general sepulchre of the kings of Judah, was pointed out in the latest times of the Jewish people.
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^ After the return from the captivity, "the sepulchres of David" were still pointed out "between Siloah and the house of the mighty men," or "the guard-house."
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.Both in his prophetical and in his regal character David was a type of the Messiah (1Sam 16:13).^ Both in his prophetical and in his regal character David was a type of the Messiah ( 1 Sam.
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^ Samuel 16:11-13 ) As David stood before Samuel we are enabled to fix his appearance at once in our minds.
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^ Prophets: The beginning of his good fortune had been the friendship of the prophet Samuel ( 1 Sam 16:13 ; 19:18 ).
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.The book of Psalms commonly bears the title of the "Psalms of David," from the circumstance that he was the largest contributor (about eighty psalms) to the collection.^ The book of Psalms commonly bears the title of the "Psalms of David," from the circumstance that he was the largest contributor (about eighty psalms) to the collection.
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^ This Psalm is not talking about a dynasty or David dedicating his personal house and home (his palace if you will) to God.
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^ A psalm of David included into the Book of Psalms by Hezekiah, Psalm 122, specifically states that there are multiple thrones of the house of David.
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(See PSALMS.)
."The greatness of David was felt when he was gone.^ "The greatness of David was felt when he was gone.
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.He had lived in harmony with both the priesthood and the prophets; a sure sign that the spirit of his government had been throughly loyal to the higher aims of the theocracy.^ He had lived in harmony with both the priesthood and the prophets; a sure sign that the spirit of his government had been throughly loyal to the higher aims of the theocracy.
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.The nation had not been oppressed by him, but had been left in the free enjoyment of its ancient liberties.^ The nation had not been oppressed by him, but had been left in the free enjoyment of its ancient liberties.
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^ He [David] also left behind him greater wealth than any other king , either of the Hebrews or of other nations , ever did.
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.As far as his power went he had striven to act justly to all (2 Sam 8:15).^ As far as his power went he had striven to act justly to all ( 2 Sam.
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^ His fame spread far and wide, for he was so wonderfully gifted and he became very powerful" (II Chronicles 26: 15).
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.His weak indulgence to his sons, and his own great sin besides, had been bitterly atoned, and were forgotten at his death in the remembrance of his long-tried worth.^ His weak indulgence to his sons, and his own great sin besides, had been bitterly atoned, and were forgotten at his death in the remembrance of his long-tried worth.
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^ Permalink The consequences of David's sin was he death of his sons, civil war in his kingdom, and the rape of his concubines by one of his sons.

^ And when Solomon's older brother Adonijah's overt play for the throne, not long before David's death, was foiled by David and Bathsheba, Adonijah tried a more subtle tack after David had died.

.He had reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem and seven and a half at Hebron (2 Sam 5:5).^ Anointed king over all Israel, after reigning over Judah at Hebron seven years and six months, and reigns thirty-three years, 2 Sam.
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^ The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
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^ And so Israel was divided for seven and a half years.
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.Israel at his accession had reached the lowest point of national depression; its new-born unity rudely dissolved; its territory assailed by the Philistines.^ Israel at his accession had reached the lowest point of national depression; its new-born unity rudely dissolved; its territory assailed by the Philistines.
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^ To keep Achish from learning the truth, David ran his raids far from Philistine territory, to the east of Israel.
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.But he had left it an imperial power, with dominions like those of Egypt or Assyria.^ But he had left it an imperial power, with dominions like those of Egypt or Assyria.
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^ In Isaiah, there is also a verse about Jews scattered across the sea : "On that day the Lord will make his powers more glorious by recovering the remnant of his people, those who are still left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush and Elam, from Shinar, Hamath and the islands of the sea" (Isaiah 11:11).
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.The sceptre of Solomon was already, before his father's death, owned from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates, and from the Orontes to the Red Sea.", Geikie's Hours etc., iii.^ The sceptre of Solomon was already, before his father's death, owned from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates, and from the Orontes to the Red Sea.", Geikie's Hours etc., iii.
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^ And when Solomon's older brother Adonijah's overt play for the throne, not long before David's death, was foiled by David and Bathsheba, Adonijah tried a more subtle tack after David had died.

^ It had been so much easier to stare his own death in the face than to confront this little boy and tell him he would never see his father again.

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David, the son of Jesse, was an important King of Israel. He is described in the Old Testament books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. He was the father of King Solomon, and the ancestor of Jesus.

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In Saul's service

When King Saul, the first King of Israel, left the Lord, God sent an evil spirit in him to torment him. He called David son of Jesse, the shepherd, to his palace because David was good at playing the harp, and the soft music soothed Saul when he was being tormented by the evil sprit. Saul "liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers."[1] So, "...whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him." [2] He unknowingly puts in his court the person God chose to replace him.

David’s first victory

When David was about twelve years old, his brothers had to go fight for Israel, under the leadership of King Saul. His father was worried about them, and sent David to check on them. When David arrived, a giant Philistine enemy, Goliath, was mocking the Israelites and God, saying, “Who will come and fight me? If he wins, we will be your slaves, but if I win, then you will be our slaves!” All the Israelites were afraid. When David saw this, he was very angry, and he said, “I will go fight him!” His faith was very different from King Saul, who, not thinking about God, immediately said, "You are not able...you are only a boy..." But David said confidently, "The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver (save) me from the hand of this Philistine."[3] He was not confident of his own fighting skills, but of the power of God, whose honor has been hurt by the Philistines and whose covenant promises have been forgotten by the Israelites. When King Saul saw that David was brave enough to fight Goliath, he sent him. Now he not only needed David for his sanity (to keep him from being crazy) but also to protect his kingdom. Saul gave David his armour and weapons, but they were too heavy for him. David told Saul that he would use his slingshot instead. He then used a smooth stone and hit Goliath in the forehead, killing him instantly. Using Goliath’s own sword, David cut off Goliath's head.

Jealousy erupts

Later, because of David's excellent fighting skills and brave loyalty to God, King Saul appoints David in a high rank in the army. Whenever David goes out to slay, he comes back in victory; and therefore all the people were pleased with him, and King Saul treasured him very much. But one day, when King Saul was coming out to greet his people, the women of the town came out, singing and dancing, with tamberines and lutes. And as they danced, they sang the famous song, that most christians know well: "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands." Saul, hearing this song, burst with fury and jealousy - and began to suspect that the people liked David more than him.

Saul seeks to kill David

Saul's jealousy then began to heat into hatred, and he wanted to kill David, but not yet with his own hand - and so he asked David to marry his daughter, Merab, but David refused politely, and Merab was married to Adriel of Meholah. Then he asked, again, for David to marry Michal, who was in love with David. David again refused. Finally, he asked him to bring a hundred Philistine foreskins, and then he would give the bride over. David was pleased to become Saul's son-in-law when he heard this, and agreed. Saul thought, "Now he will be killed by the Philistine's hand!" But God was with David, and he was not hurt. Saul tells Jonathan and all the officials to kill David, but Jonathan loved David very much (and had made a covenant of friendship with him), and warned Saul not to. Saul listened, but later he grew angry again, and keeps on trying to kill David. Many times David does not kill Saul when he has a chance to, but instead says, "How can I kill the Lord's anointed?" and spares Saul, and many times Saul blesses David and repents, and determines to stop trying to kill David - but he always returns with a spear.

David crowned king

In battle with the Philistines, Saul's sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua are killed (the surviving son, Ish-Bosheth or Esh-Baal, was later made king by Abner). Saul is injured, and he said to his armor-bearer to kill him before "...these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me." [4] The armor-bearer is too afraid to do it, so Saul "...took his own sword and fell on it"[5], killing himself. The armor-bearer killed himself, too. "So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day." [6]

An Amalekite came to David and lied that he had killed Saul, probably hoping that David would reward him. David realizes that Saul is dead, and he ripped his clothes and wept. He was not happy to hear that Saul was dead, and even killed the Amalekite, thinking that he was Saul's murderer. He was anointed again in front of everybody.

Meanwhile, Ish-Bosheth, the only son of Saul left, was made king by Abner, a relative of Saul. "The war between the house of Saul and the house of David lasted a long time. David grew stronger and stronger, while the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker." ,[7] Later, Abner slept with one of Saul's concubines, and Ish-Bosheth asked, "Why did you sleep with my father's concubine?" Ish-Bosheth suspected that Abner wanted to be king instead of him (sleeping with the concubine of a king was thought very important). Abner became very angry and decided to help David instead. However, Joab, the commander of David's army, did not like Abner because Abner had killed his brother. Maybe he also thought his job as the leader of the army would not be safe if Abner helped David, because Abner was very powerful in the northern tribes of Israel. So, Joab killed him by stabbing him in the stomach. David cursed Joab for murdering Abner and said that he did not join in the killing.

When Ish-Bosheth heard that Abner had died, he became very worried: the northern tribes were now without a strong leader. Two men, Recab and his brother Baanah, killed Ish-Bosheth in his house and brought his head to David, saying, "This day the LORD has avenged my lord the king against Saul." David was very angry, and killed them: cutting off the hands that had killed Ish-Bosheth and the feet that had run with the news. They buried the head of Ish-Bosheth in Abner's tomb.

All the tribes of Israel then came to David and made him king over Israel.

A promise not forgotten

A few years after David had captured Jerusalem, he asked, "Is there anyone...to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan's sake?" remembering the promise he had made. [8] They found a servant of King Saul named Ziba, who said that there was still a son of Jonathan who was crippled in both feet named Mephibosheth. David told Mephibosheth that he would get back all the land Saul had when he was king, and that Mephibosheth would always eat at his table - a mark of great honor. Mephibosheth bowed down and cried, "What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?" [9] From then on, Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem and always ate at the king's table like one of David's sons.

David and Bathsheba

One day, David was walking around on the roof of his palace when he saw a very beautiful woman bathing. David found out that her name was Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite, who was one of David's royal guards. David "sent messengers to get her...and he slept with her." [10] Because of this, David eventually broke the sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth commandments [11] She soon became pregnant. The law said that both David and Bathsheba must die for their sin. David makes Uriah come back from battle and tried to make him go back home and sleep with Bathsheba, so everybody will think it is Bathsheba's son. But Uriah does not go home, saying, "The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents...How could I go to my house...and lie with my wife?" [12] His devotion shows how sinful David is. Finally, when David could not make him go home, he decided to make Uriah die so he could marry Bathsheba himself quickly. He said, "Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw (go away) from him so he will be struck down and die." [13] Because of this, Uriah died.

David married Bathsheba, but "...the thing David had done displeased the LORD." So, Nathan the prophet went and told him that he had done a very bad sin. David saw he was guilty and was very sorry. He said, "I have sinned against the Lord." [14] Nathan told David that he was forgiven, and the LORD mercifully did not make David die, as the law said he must. However, Nathan said the son Bathsheba would give birth to would die. After Nathan had gone home, the child became sick and died. David was very sad, but humbly accepted the results of his sin. Bathsheba had another son, and they named him Solomon. The LORD loved him, and said to name him Jedidah (it means loved by the LORD) [15] This name showed that the LORD loved Solomon from when he was born, and also showed that the LORD still loved David, even though he had sinned.

References

  1. 1 Samuel 16: 21 NIV
  2. 1 Samuel 16: 23 NIV
  3. 1 Samuel 17:37 NIV
  4. 1 Samuel 31: 4 NIV
  5. 1 Samuel 31: 4 NIV
  6. 1 Samuel 31: 5 NIV
  7. 2 Samuel 3: 1 NIV
  8. 2 Samuel 9: 1 NIV
  9. 2 Samuel 9: 8 NIV
  10. 2 Samuel 11: 4 NIV
  11. Exodus 20: 13~17
  12. 2 Samuel 11:11 NIV
  13. 2 Samuel 11: 14 NIV
  14. 2 Samuel 12: 13 NIV
  15. 2 Samuel 12: 25


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