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David, king

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(a) (907-837 BCE) A Bethlehem native, youngest son of Jesse and Nitzevet. A shepherd boy, he rose to fame after slaying the Philistine hero Goliath. This earned him the hand of King Saulís daughter Michal in marriage. Anointed by Samuel to succeed Saul after the latter failed to annihilate Amalek. This aroused Saul's jealousy, who then pursued him relentlessly. David became king after Saulís death. During his monarchy, David successfully secured and expanded Israelís borders, but was beset by a series of revolts and personal tribulations. Compiled the Book of Psalms. Succeeded by his son Solomon. (b) A common Jewish name.


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Entry for 'David, king'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/d/david-king.html. 2012.

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