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  David - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, a citizen of Bethlehem.
David was sent for, and the prophet immediately recognized him as the chosen of God, chosen to succeed King Saul, who was now departing from the ways of God, on the throne of the kingdom.
In Judaism, David's reign represents the formation of a coherent Jewish state with its political and religious capital in Jerusalem and the institution of a royal lineage that culminates in the Messianic era.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David   (1703 words)

  
 David (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 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.
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.
www.www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/david.html   (3122 words)

  
 King David   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David, a shepherd, was the son of Jesse of Bethlehem.
David in fact could only purchase the land on which the Temple was to be built, on which he placed an altar in order to atone for the sin he had committed while commanding the people.
David's policy as king seems clearly to have been "to be strong at home, but to live side by side with other nations as his allies." Ties of friendship accordingly were established with Hiram, king of Tyre and Toi, king of Hamath.
www.hagshama.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=52   (2451 words)

  
 KING DAVID
David was the son of Jesse and a descendant of Ruth, both important figures in the Old Testament.
King Saul was in a bad mood because he was in the middle of a war with his enemy neighbors, the Philistines, and he was doing badly.
David conveniently ordered her husband to go fight in the front line of a battle, he was killed, and David married Bath Sheba.
www.rickriordan.com /king_david.htm   (958 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: King David
In the Bible the name David is borne only by the second king of Israel, the great-grandson of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth, iv, 18 sqq.).
The last recorded words of the aged king are an exhortation to Solomon to be faithful to God, to reward loyal servants, and to punish the wicked.
David is honoured by the Church as a saint.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04642b.htm   (2751 words)

  
 David
The biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms.
David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse from the kingly tribe of Judah.
David, however, had promised Bathsheba that her son Solomon would be king, and publicly anointed Solomon.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/David.html   (1721 words)

  
 Bible and Interpretation: A Biography of King David
The tradition that David occupied this position was apparently used by the biblical writer to depict Saul as unstable and haunted by "an evil spirit from Yahweh." It also gave rise to the further tradition of David as "the sweet psalmist of Israel" and the author of many of its songs.
David's success and popularity in the army gave him the power to be a threat to Saul, and he had the ambition to try to usurp the kingship.
David maintained power in the same way he had attained it in the first place--by removing anyone who was in his way.
www.bibleinterp.com /commentary/McKensie_020301.htm   (1973 words)

  
 King David Hotel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The King David Hotel, built in Jerusalem with locally quarried pink sandstone, was opened in 1931.
It once hosted three monarchs who fled their countries: King Alfonso XIII of Spain (1931), Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1936) and King George II of Greece (1942).
The King David Hotel is best remembered as a former administration headquarters of the British Mandate of Palestine, and particularly as the site of the King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_David_Hotel   (192 words)

  
 David, in the Bible. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the death of Saul and Jonathan in battle, David assumes the throne in Second Samuel.
The assassination of a rival king, Ishbosheth, in the north allows David to be crowned king of a united kingdom.
David’s son by Bath-sheba, Solomon, is nominated king and successor by David, though this was challenged by another son Adonijah.
www.bartleby.com /65/da/DavidBib.html   (349 words)

  
 David - Faith and Courage - Mighty in Spirit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David could never have assumed his role as king of Israel had he not learned to wait for God's perfect timing.
David's closeness to the Lord came as a result of his heart's desire to spend time alone with the Lord.
David's commitment to God was based on who God was and not what he could receive from the Lord.
www.intouch.org /myintouch/mighty/davidsfaith_77977.html   (903 words)

  
 The Prophet King David Page.
David was the second and the greatest of the Kings of the Israelites.
David had to flee, becoming leader of an armed band which roamed about Palestine until the death of Saul in a battle against the Philistines.
King David greatly expanded the land of Israel and gave the Israelites security.
www.geocities.com /TheTropics/7177/stdavid3.htm   (348 words)

  
 Is It the Palace of King David?
Therefore, King David, who was already living in his new residence, which was not yet strong enough to withstand a major assault from the north, decided to retreat for a time to the old Jebusite fortress, the "Me'tsuda," south of his palace.
Later, as the Bible records, King Solomon built his own palace, known as the "upper king's house" (Nehemiah 3:25) which was located farther to the north and closer to the site of the Temple.
However, King David's palace, now referred to as the "lower king's house," continued to serve the kings of Israel and Judea for many generations to follow.
www.leaderu.com /theology/palacedavid.html   (1602 words)

  
 King David | Chabad.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
King David should have been contented, but he was disturbed by the thought, that, while his palace and his capital city were now built with great splendor, the holy Ark of G-d still lodged in a tent, screened only by curtains.
David knew that Jerusalem was to lie the center which was to unite Jews everywhere with 'the idea of one G-d, one Torah and one People.
Naturally, King David had to accept G-d's prophecy, as spoken by the mouth of the prophet Nathan, although he deeply regretted that his eyes would never see the House of G-d in all its magnificence.
www.chabad.org /library/article.asp?AID=2049   (1404 words)

  
 Utah History Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David S. King was born in Salt Lake City on 20 June 1917, the son of William H. King, United States Senator from Utah, and Vera Sjodahl.
David King again won election to Congress in 1964, but was defeated for reelection in 1966.
King was appointed United States ambassador to the Malagasy Republic and to Mauritius in January 1967 and in May 1968, respectively, and served in those two positions concurrently until August 1969.
www.media.utah.edu /UHE/k/KING,DAVID.html   (288 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - David I, king of Scotland (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
David I 1084–1153, king of Scotland (1124–53), youngest son of Malcolm III and St. Margaret of Scotland.
During the reign of his brother Alexander I, whom he succeeded, David was earl of Cumbria, ruling S of the Clyde and Forth rivers.
In the long struggle for the English crown between Matilda (his niece) and Stephen, David fought for Matilda, but his main object was to secure Northumbria for himself.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/D/David1.html   (298 words)

  
 David and Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The young David was anointed king by the prophet Samuel, as described in 1 Samuel 16, but in practice King Saul continued to rule for many years, during which he tried, on various occasions, to eliminate the threat that David posed to his kingdom.
David occupied the stronghold; therefore it was renamed the City of David"(1 Chronicles 11:4-7).
David laid an extensive organizational and engineering foundation for building the Temple in his city (see 1 Chronicles 22), but various reasons prevented him from undertaking the project.
jeru.huji.ac.il /eb31l.htm   (506 words)

  
 King David   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David moves the Ak of the Covenant to Mount Moriah, next to the city.
The prophet Samuel anoints David, youngest son of Jesse, to be king after Saul dies.
King David is succeeded by his son Solomon (-960 to -925), who builds Yahweh Temple in Jerusalem; under his rule, country reaches height of its civilization.
members.aol.com /snuffy1186/kingdave.html   (224 words)

  
 King David   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David, King of Israel, was the youngest of eight brothers, sons of Jesse (1 Sam.
David's strength and reliance on the Lord marked him as an exceptional leader and the epitome of Israelite heroism (2 Sam.
Certainly David lost divine approval as a result of his adulterous union with Bathsheba and the subsequent contrived murder of her husband, Uriah (2 Sam.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/basic/bible/people/david_king_eom.htm   (368 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - King David
David was born about 1040 B.C., the eighth and youngest son of Jesse of Bethlehem (see also Ruth).
David was a Shepherd, which out of necessity at the time also taught him fighting skills when defending the flocks from predatory wild animals, including lions and bears (1 Samuel 17:34-35).
David returned to caring for the sheep, but "The Spirit of The Lord came upon David from that day forward," (1 Samuel 16:13) and "The Spirit of The Lord departed from Saul" (1 Samuel 16:14).
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/david.htm   (1430 words)

  
 Daily Bible Study - David And Goliath
David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse, from Bethlehem.
David was a warrior, and a writer of psalms.
David's monarchy was of course planned and decided long before as part of the human ancestry of Jesus Christ.
www.keyway.ca /htm2002/davidgol.htm   (770 words)

  
 Crash Course in Jewish History Part 18 - David: The King
King David is one of the most important figures in Jewish history.
Thus David is able to subdue, at long last, the Philistine threat and to conquer the remaining Canaanite city-state -- Jerusalem -- that the Israelites have thus far not been able to conquer.
The story of David's relationship with Bathsheba is one of the most misread stories in the Bible, and we have to be careful in reading it as a soap opera.
www.aish.com /literacy/jewishhistory/Crash_Course_in_Jewish_History_Part_18_-_David_The_King.asp   (2407 words)

  
 King David, King of Israel
David, the son of Jesse and descendant of Ruth, became king of Israel after the death of the rebellious Saul, and thus began the golden age of Israel.
David was originally based in Hebron in southern Judah, but when all 13 tribes of Israel accepted his rulership he needed a central location from which to govern.
Queen Elizabeth II is of the House of David, of the tribe of Judah.
www.kingdavid.org /kingd1.html   (1349 words)

  
 A Day at King David’s Tomb
Associated with King David are the Davidic Covenant, the Israeli monarchy, and the future Millennial kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital.
The proof of this was that David died and his body was corrupted long before, and his tomb was clearly visible in Jerusalem.
At any rate, the Apostle Peter spoke of David’s tomb as he argued from Psalm 16:10 that David was not referring to himself but to his Messianic descendant.
www.levitt.com /essays/king_david.html   (1446 words)

  
 IMDb user comments for King David (1985)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
David was a man of trust, the man of love to God, the man of penance primarily, yet, the man of great courage (the last aspect is not skipped in this movie but it is simplified, too).
To say it justly, "King David" does not have much to offer, it is, in no way, one of the top biblical epics, it distorts much from the life of the great king, but it may be entertaining as a movie.
The film tells how King Saul is told by a prophet that he is not being harsh enough with the enemies of Israel, and the prophet demonstrates to the King how Israel should treat the captured enemies by beheading the captured enemy king.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0089420/usercomments   (2025 words)

  
 King David: Man or Myth? (GN, Jul-Aug/96)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They were so confident of their impenetrable stronghold, they shouted to David they would not even put their best men on the walls to defend the city, but would man them with the weakest and most sickly among them.
David realized that, if someone could go up the shaft, he could secretly enter the city and open the doors.
Soon David brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, setting the stage for the construction of the temple under Solomon.
www.ucgstp.org /lit/gn/gn005/gn005f02.htm   (979 words)

  
 David King's Profile at Harvard University
King joined the Kennedy School faculty in 1992 after receiving his PhD from the University of Michigan.
King oversees several large national surveys that explore youth attitudes about politics, and his current research is on political polarization.
King, David C. "Party Competition and Fidelity to the Median Voter in the U.S. Congress." Working Paper, December 18, 2001.
ksgfaculty.harvard.edu /David_King   (468 words)

  
 David and Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although David prepared an extensive organizational and engineering infrastructure to build the Temple in his city, he was unable to undertake the project for various reasons, and the task was entrusted to his son Solomon.
However, David purchased the land designated for the Temple and built an altar there to atone for the sin which he had committed in commanding the people.
Traditionally David is described as a splendid combination of spiritual potency and military acumen, a passionate character, and a penchant for court machinations.
jeru.huji.ac.il /eb31s.htm   (222 words)

  
 Rabbi David Wolpe on Robert Pinsky's 'The Life of David', about King David. -- Beliefnet.com
David is the most complex personality in the Bible, with the longest story.
David was a warrior, a lover, a disciple, a leader, a sinner, a musician and poet, a powerfully conflicted father and husband, and a leader whose impact was so powerful that he remains the fountainhead of messianism in the Jewish and Christian traditions.
In Jewish tradition the Messiah is called "Messiah, son of David," and the longest genealogy in sacred Western literature is the New Testament’s genealogy to prove that Jesus descended from the Davidic line.
www.beliefnet.com /story/176/story_17687_1.html   (513 words)

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