David (Ebreu:דָּוִד, דָּוִיד,David,Dāwîḏ;beloved) wis the seicont keeng o the unitit Kinrick o Israel accordin tae the Hebrew Bible. He is depictit as a righteous keeng, although no athoot fault, as well as an acclaimed warrior, muisician an poet, traditionally creditit for composin mony o the psalms contained in the Book o Psalms.
Edwin Thiele dates his life tae c.1040–970 BC, his reign ower Judah c.1010–1003 BC, an his reign over the united Kinrick o Israel c.1003–970 BC. The Books of Samuel, 1 Keengs, an 1 Chronicles are the ae source o information on his life an reign, although the Tel Dan stele records the existence in the mid-9t century o a Judean royal dynasty cawed the "Hoose o David".
David's life is particularly important tae Jewish, Christian, an Islamic cultur. In Judaism, David, or Melekh David, is the Keeng o Israel, an the Jewish fowk. A direct descendant o David will be the Mashiach. In Christianity David is kent as an ancestor o Jesus' adoptive faither Joseph, an in Islam, he is kent as Dawood, considered tae be a prophet an the keeng o a naition.
- Edwin Thiele, The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings, (1st ed.; New York: Macmillan, 1951; 2d ed.; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965; 3rd ed.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan/Kregel, 1983). ISBN 0-8254-3825-X, 9780825438257
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