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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
David, King of Israel
11th century B.C., born in Bethlehem; tended the flocks of his father; slew Goliath with a stone and a sling; was anointed by Samuel, succeeded Saul as king; conquered the Philistines; set up his throne in Jerusalem, and reigned thirty-three years; suffered much from his sons, and was succeeded by Solomon; the book of Psalms was till recently accepted as wholly his by the Church, but that hypothesis no longer stands the test of criticism.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'David, King of Israel'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/david-king-of-israel.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.