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David

David

David was, according to the books of Samuel, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdoms of Israel c. 1002–970 BC. The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only Old Testament sources of information on David, although the Tel Dan Stele contains the phrase בית דוד, read as "House of David", which many scholars confirm to be a likely plausible match to the existence in the mid-9th century BC of a Judean royal dynasty called the House of David. Depicted as an ... more on Wikipedia

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