David

Synonyms:
David, da-VID, דָּוִד
David (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see David (disambiguation).
David
King of Israel
David SM Maggiore.jpg
Statue of King David by Nicolas Cordier in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Reign c. 1010 – 1002 BCE (Judah only)
c. 1002 – 970 BCE (Israel)
Predecessor Saul
Ish-bosheth
Successor Solomon
Born c. 1040 BCE
Bethlehem, Judah, Israel
Died c. 970 BCE (aged 69 or 70)
Jerusalem, Judah, Israel
Burial City of David
Consort Michal
Ahinoam
Abigail
Maachah
Haggith
Abital
Eglah
Bathsheba
Issue Amnon
Chileab
Absalom
Adonijah
Shephatiah
Ithream
Shammua
Shobab
Nathan
Solomon
Ibhar
Elishua
Nepheg
Japhia
Elishama
Eliada
Eliphalet
Tamar
House House of David
Father Jesse
Mother Nitzevet (Talmud)

David (/ˈdvɪd/; Hebrew: דָּוִד, Modern David, Tiberian Dāwîḏ; ISO 259-3 Dawid; Ancient Greek: Δαυίδ Davíd; Latin: Davidus, David) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, reigning in c. 1010–970 BCE.

Depicted as a valorous warrior of great renown, a poet, and musician credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms, King David is viewed in biblical sources as a righteous and effective king both in battle and in providing civil and criminal justice. He is described as a man after God's own heart in 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22.

The Hebrew prophets regarded him as the ancestor of the future messiah. The New Testament says he was an ancestor of Jesus.

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