Bible Names A-G : David


David in Wikipedia (Hebrew: דָּוִד, דָּוִיד, Modern David Tiberian Dāwḏ ; beloved; Arabic: دَاوُۥدَ‎, Dāwud; Greek: Δαβιδ) was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible. 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. Edwin Thiele dates his life to c.1040970 BC, his reign over Judah c.10101003 BC, and his reign over the united Kingdom of Israel c.1003970 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. In Judaism, David, or Melekh David, is the eternal King of Israel, and the Jewish people. A direct descendant of David will be the Mashiach. In Christianity David is known as an ancestor of Jesus' mother Mary, and in Islam, he is a considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation. Christianity and Islam also know him as the young warrior who slew Goliath before gaining power and ruling his kingdom. He is remembered for his eloquent speech and the beautiful recitation of God's word...