King David

One of the most storied and beloved kings of the Old Testament, King David is a well known religious figure. Questions about King David can be asked and answered here.

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King David

What book did King David help write?

Tradition states that King David gave us the Book of Psalms. Seventy-three of the 150 bear his name, and the unattributed ones are also from him (Talmud, Berakhot 9b).Concerning those Psalms that have the names of other authors, tradition teaches that we may thank David for them too (Talmud, Bava Bathra 14b). This is because it was he who recorded them in their permanent form and in a single book. If not for King David, those Psalms would have gone lost.

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The literary genre of Psalms goes all the way back, as seen in the liturgical poems of Ugarit and Sumeria.


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Psalm 23

The purpose of the Psalms

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Where was Bathsheba born?

Bath Sheba means daughter of Sheba so she was born in either Ethiopia or Yemen depending on which scholar you read.

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What Scripture in the Bible talks about David mourning his sons sickness and fasting when the boy dies and gets up and rejoices and eats?

The account you're referring to is found in 2 Samuel 12. However, it isn't said that David "rejoiced."

So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. Then he went to his own house; and when he requested, they set food before him, and he ate. Then his servants said to him, "What is this that you have done? You fasted and wept for the child while he was alive, but when the child died, you arose and ate food."

And he said, "While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who can tell whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?' But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me."

(2 Samuel 12:20-23, NKJV)

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What effect has the Latin King Gang had on the Humbolt Park community?

The Latin Kings have a huge effect on the Humbolt Park area. Even bigger than most people would like to believe. The fact that they rule that area and control it show how powerful they are against the law. They can make anyone living in that area not talk. If the people are scared of being in danger because they are threatened by the Latin Kings and Queens, that is a problem because the law cannot give them the protection that others can.

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Where was the birthplace of King David?

David was from Bethlehem(1 Samuel 17:12, 20:6)(John 7:42)(Luke 2:4, 11)

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How old was King David when he died?

70

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When is King David's feast day?

The Latin rite of the Catholic Church celebrate's King David's feast day on December 29th.

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Did King David's son Rehoboam have a son?

Solomon, not David, had a son Rehoboam, who had a son named Abijam. this is in 1 Kings 14:31.

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Did King David have Bathsheba husband killed?

Yes. He sent him to war in the front lines. So, it was indirect, but it was his fault that he died.

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Is Cooper from Euro Trip related to David Spade?

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Did King David exist?

There is considerable uncertainty as to whether King David ever existed. Until recently, there was no extra-biblical evidence for his existence.

A fragment of an inscription was discovered in the wall of the ruins of a building that was excavated in 1993, during the excavation of Tel Dan. This fragment is dated to about 835 BCE, about 150 years after David lived or would have lived, and was probably part of a stele erected by King Hazael of Damascus boasting of his devastating campaign through Israel that year. As often happens with such monuments, years later when it no longer meant anything to a new generation of people, it was cut up into pieces and used for other construction purposes. As the fragment has been pieced together with some gaps filled in, it reads in part: "I killed Jehoram son of Ahab king of Israel, and I killed Ahaziahu son of Jehoram king of the House of David. . ." A Syrian king's reference to the House of David, provides circumstantial evidence that David had once lived, or at least that the people thought he had once lived.

Giovanni Garbini, Professor of Semitic Studies, University of Rome has studied the Tel Dan fragment and concludes that the state of the fragment, the palaeography, the linguistic oddities, and some ideological incongruences induce strong doubts as to the authenticity of the Tel Dan inscription, notwithstanding the asserted discovery during an excavation campaign. While naturally given is the good faith of both the archaeologist and the epigraphist who published the fragment, it is not possible to rule out the possibility of tampering with the archaeological site with the purpose of causing the 'finding' of that which was meant to be found. Others have suggested that the inscription appears to have been carved after the fragment was broken; if so this would prove conclusively that the fragment is a forgery.

Until the authenticity of the Tel Dan fragment is firmly established, we have nothing outside the Bible that says King David ever existed. Nevertheless, the consensus is in favour of its authenticity.

Other archaeologists say that there was no great United Monarchy in the tenth century BCE and that David could only have been a local warlord.

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Why is king david important to history?

He gave us the book of Tehillim (Psalms), he laid the blueprints as well as the foundations for the First Temple, he built the city of Jerusalem, he conquered any and all enemies of Israel, and he was the greatest of all the Jewish kings, bar none. He was beloved of God, and he spurred his people to an era of great fear, love, and worship of God.

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What was King David's nationality?

David's nationality was Israelite.

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Examples of other nations at the time would include Edomites, Moab, Ammon, Egypt, etc.

The words for "nation" (Genesis 10:5, 25:23, and Exodus 1:9) predate David by many centuries, though the concept may have changed somewhat over the course of time.

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Where was king david of Israel born?

Bethlehem.

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Where is the name 'Abigail' in the Bible?

1 Chronicles 3:1

These are the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelite; the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite,

1 Samuel 25:1-44

Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He was shearing his sheep in Carmel. Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite. David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. So David sent ten young men. And David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal and greet him in my name.

1 Chronicles 2:16

And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three.

2 Samuel 2:2

So David went up there, and his two wives also, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel.

1 Samuel 27:3

And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal's widow.

2 Samuel 3:3

And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel; and the third, Absalom the son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;

1 Chronicles 2:17

Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

2 Samuel 17:25

Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Jether the Ishmaelite, who had married Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.

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How old was King David when he became king of Israel?

According to the Bible David was 30 years old when he began to reign and it was only after he had reigned in Judah for seven and a half years that he then reigned "over all Israeland Judah" :-

2Sa 5:4-5 KJV David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. [v. 5] In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

This would have made David 37 when he became king of all Israel. Do not get confused between 'Judah' and 'Israel': they are not the same. The patriach Israel had 12 sons, and the land of Israel was divided up among them for their inheritances. The nation of Judah comprised the tribal areas allocated to Judah and Benjamin, but there were another 10 brothers, and together all 12 tribal areas made up the nation of Israel. David was 30 when he became king of just Judah, and 37 when he became king over the whole nation of Israel.

However, David was selected by God to replace King Saul , and was anointed king of Israel by the prophet Samuel years before he actually was crowned king (it is thought he was about 20 at the time):- 1Sa 16:1 And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I [God] have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil,and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

(v.4) And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem....(v.5) ... And he [Samuel] sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice. (v.7) But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; ... for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. (v.10) Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these. (v.11) And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him:...(v.12) And he sent, and brought him in. ... And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he. (v.13) Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. ...

In man's eyes David became king of Israel when he was crowned king of Israel and Judah at the age of 37, but in God's eyes David became king of Israel at about 20 when he was anointed with oil and received the Holy Spirit. King David's kingship is now doubted. Until there is a King David as written in the Bible is established, we cannot give a factual answer to your question see link "

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Was Mary a descendant of King David?

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Mary herself was indeed a descendant of King David, if you look at Luke 3:23-38 it is the genealogy of Jesus Christ through his earthly mother Mary, we assume this because Matthew's genealogy is different and that in Matthew's gospel his genealogy of Christ Jesus is actually of his adoptive earthly father, Joseph.

In Matthew 1 the genealogy (or successive generations of relatives) of Christ is through Joseph.

And in Luke the genealogy of Christ is through Mary.

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How many year for king david between shepherd and king?

10

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Did King David write Psalms 150?

Yes king David wrote Ps. 150.

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How many Psalms did King David write?

At one stage, all the Psalms were attributed to King David, but now only about 73 Psalms have superscriptions identifying him as the putative author. Even some of the Psalms still attributed to David clearly make historical references that must place them long after the tenth century BCE.

Biblical scholars say that the Psalms were all written many centuries after the time of David.

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How many children did King David of the Old testament have?

The Second Book of Samuel says that David had numerous sons and daughters by various wives and concubines.

Three sons, Absalom, Amnon and Solomon appear to be the most important in the Deuteronomic narrative. Others include Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada and Eliphalet. Chronicles does not mention Absalom, but adds another son, Daniel.

Tamar was a daughter featured in 2 Samuel.

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How many children did king David have bible?

King David had a minimum of 18 sons and 1 daughter (Tamar). These 19 are named of his numerous wives in the Bible. However, King David clearly had many more sons and daughters than 19 because the offspring from his numerous concubines (an unnamed amount) are also mentioned -- though not by name.

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Did King Solomon's son Rehoboam become king?

Answer Most certainly Solomon's son Rehoboam became king. However, as mentioned above, due to his taxation policy his kingdom was nowhere as extensive was his father Solomon's.

See Discussion Re. Solomon.

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Was King David Jewish?

Jews believe King David was a Jew, regardless of ancient destinctions of Hebrew, Israel, and Jew (or and of the 12 Tribes of Israel).

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To be a Jew meant many things, lived in the land of Judah, to be a convert to Judaism which was not the religion of the Hebrews and some called members of the tribe of Judah Jews after 2nd kings.

King David was born in Judah, and his family were all from the tribe of Ephraim.

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King David was an Israelite. "Hebrews," "Israelites," and "Jews" are sometimes used interchangeably since the Israelites were identical with Hebrews until God changed Jacob's name to Israel (Genesis ch.35), and the Jews (people of Judea; Judah) are among the Israelites (descendants of Jacob).

Also, in the sense that "Anyone who repudiates idolatry is a Judahite" (Talmud, Megillah 13a), King David may be called a Jew, just as Abraham is. In that sense it's a spiritual title.

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How many years between King David and Jesus?

The time span between the death of king David, and the death of Jesus was about 1000 years (between 990 and 1010 years).

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