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In the Footsteps of King David

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In the Footsteps of King David

Some of us think of King David as the pale shepherd boy who killed a giant named Goliath in battle. Others know David as the Jewish king who brought the tribes of Israel together as the United Kingdom of Israel. Under David’s rule (circa 1010 to 970 B.C.), Jerusalem became known as the “City of David” and the center of government and worship. Throughout ancient texts David is described as a mighty warrior, clever diplomat, and gifted musician. David’s personal life, however, was unstable and included adultery and the death of his own rebel son, Avshalom. The ups and...

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