Statue of King David (1609–1612) by [[Nicolas Cordier]] in the Borghese Chapel of the [[Santa Maria Maggiore|Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore]] in [[Rome]], Italy David (); |Davīd|Dāwīḏ}}; , ''Dāwūd''; ; ; , ''Dawit''; , ''Dawitʿ''; , ''Davidŭ''; possibly meaning "beloved one")}} is described in the Hebrew Bible as the second king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah, becoming king after Saul. In the Books of Samuel, David is a young shepherd who gains fame first as a musician and later by killing the enemy champion Goliath. He becomes a favorite of King Saul and a close friend of Saul's son Jonathan. Worried that David is trying to take his throne, Saul turns on David. After Saul and Jonathan are killed in battle, David is anointed as King. David conquers Jerusalem, taking the Ark of the Covenant into the city, and establishing the kingdom founded by Saul. As king, David commits adultery with Bathsheba, leading him to arrange the death of her husband Uriah the Hittite. David's son Absalom schemes to overthrow David. David flees Jerusalem during Absalom's rebellion, but after Absalom's death he returns to the city to rule Israel. Because David shed much blood, God denies David the opportunity to build the temple. Before his peaceful death, he chooses his son Solomon as successor. He is honored in the prophetic literature as an ideal king and the forefather of a future Messiah, and many psalms are ascribed to him.

Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably existed around 1000 BCE, but that there is little that can be said about him as a historical figure. It was initially thought that there was no evidence outside of the Bible concerning David, but the Tel Dan Stele, an inscribed stone erected by a king of Damascus in the late 9th/early 8th centuries BCE to commemorate his victory over two enemy kings, contains the phrase in , ''bytdwd'', which most scholars translate as "House of David".

David is richly represented in post-biblical Jewish written and oral tradition, and is discussed in the New Testament. Early Christians interpreted the life of Jesus in light of the references to the Messiah and to David; Jesus is described as being descended from David in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. David is discussed in the Quran as a major prophet and figures in Islamic oral and written tradition as well. The biblical character of David has inspired many interpretations in art and literature over centuries. Provided by Wikipedia

by David
Published 1727
printed by J. Watts, and sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane

by Pagano, David, Pickett, David
Published 2017
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by Gozzard, David, Warwick, David
Published 2011
Springer Healthcare Ltd.
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by Ruppert, David, Matteson, David S.
Published 2015
Springer New York
... and Finance: An Introduction. David S. Matteson is Assistant Professor of Statistical Science at Cornell...

by Levine, David M., Stephan, David
Published 2015
Pearson Education

by Murphy, David, Carter, David A.
Published 1993
Humana Press

by Shallcross, David
Published 1997
Springer Netherlands

by Hilbert, David
Published 1928
Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

by Goodsell, David S.
Published 1994
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
... Funktionieren hängen Gesundheit und Krankheit, Leben und Tod ab. David Goodsell erklärt, was Biochemiker über...

by Lamb, David T.
Published 2007
Oxford University Press
...David T. Lamb discusses religious aspects of kingship (such as anointing, divine election...

by Brown, David
Published 1999
Oxford University Press
... there be a continuing medium of revelation in later imaginative alterations to the biblical stories? David...

by Cunningham, David
Published 2013
Oxford University Press
...In 'Klansville, U.S.A.', David Cunningham tells the story of the astounding trajectory of the Klan...

by Halle, David
Published 2013
Oxford University Press

by Weisburd, David
Published 2013
Oxford University Press

by Brodzinsky, David
Published 2011
Oxford University Press

by Finkelhor, David
Published 2008
Oxford University Press
...David Finkelhor presents a comprehensive vision to encompass the prevention, treatment and study...

by Tobis, David
Published 2013
Oxford University Press
... fewer than 15,000. In his book, David Tobis shows how such radical change was driven largely by a...

by Connery, David
Published 2010
ANU Press
..., David Connery examines how the Australian Government—at the political and bureaucratic levels—developed...

by Batten, David
Published 2006
ANU Press

by Raftery, David
Published 2009
ANU Press