Youngest of the eight sons of Jesse of Bethlehem, he was a shepherd who killed Goliath, a great warrior from the Philistine army; he later became known as the greatest king of Israel.
The second and great king of Israel who reigned about 1000 BCE and became king on the death of King Saul. He was of the tribe of Judah and, of note, killed the Philistine champion Goliath and wrote many of the Psalms (songs) in the Bible. Saint David: the patron saint of Wales. Legend has it that this British saint belonged to a noble family. He is said to have founded twelve monasteries and finally settled at Mynyw or Menevia, now St. Davids. He died round about 601 AD and his festival day is 1 March.
King of Israel, writer of the Psalms Evil - Things that are not of God.
patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
(Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
King of Yisrael-first in his lineage
The son of Jesse, anointed by Samuel to become king in place of Saul; he killed Goliath; his sons Amnon, Absalom, Adonijah, and Solomon fought to follow him on the throne; he is associated with the biblical psalms and is credited with politically and militarily uniting the ancient Israelite confederation into a centralized kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital; he created the largest empire Israel ever knew; David is said to have planned for the Temple which his son and successor Solomon built. See Chapter 8, Chapter 8.
a name possibly derived from the hebrew "dod", meaning "beloved".
David (Hebrew: ×“Ö¸Ö¼×•Ö´×“, Standard DavÃd Tiberian ;Arabic: Ø¯Ø§ÙˆÙˆØ¯ or Ø¯Ø§ÙˆØ¯, ; Tigrinya:á‹³á‹Šá‰µ, DÄwÄ«t), meaning "beloved", was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. He is depicted as the most righteous of all the ancient kings of Israel - although not without fault - as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician and poet (he is traditionally credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms). In response to David's desire to build a House of God, God promised David that his royal house would endure forever.2 Samuel http://mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt08b07.htm 7 Jews therefore believe that the Jewish Messiah will be a direct descendant of David, and Christians trace the lineage of Jesus back to him.