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Second king of Israel and author of many psalms.

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Was Solomon fatally misled by his father' example, when King David married many wives and concubines?

Royal Regulations When God reluctantly gave permission for Israel to have kings, He laid down several stipulations: (1) Only a fellow "brother" Israelite could be chosen; no foreigner, (2) ...
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Does 1 Kings 15:5 suggest that King David was exempt from following some commandments?

We read in 1 Kings 15:5 that King David had obeyed all the Commandments except in the case of Uriah the Hettite, during his lifetime. The circumstances leading to the death of Uriah in battle were ...
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The Historicity of David, Pilate, and the Philistines

I've looked at the discoveries of things like the Tel Dan Inscription or the Pilate Stone which testify to the existence of David and Pilate. I read that before such archeological discoveries, the ...
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Did Solomon Ever Fight as a Soldier or Shed Human Blood with His Own Hands?

It is my understanding that because he had been a soldier and shed human blood, God did not allow David to build His temple---but reserved that honor for his son, Solomon. QUESTION: In his lifetime, ...
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Did the oil fail to come out 1 Samuel 16?

Heard one preacher teaching on 1 Samuel 16 that when the prophet came to annoint another king in the house of Jesse he actually tried to pour oil on David's brothers but it would not come out until he ...
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Why was King David spared of the death-for-death rule of Exodus 21?

We read in Ex 21: 12-14 (NRSVCE): Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put to death. If it was not premeditated, but came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which ...
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Why is all the family tree from David to Joseph mentioned in Bible?

If Jesus is not the son of Joseph, but the Son of God, why is it said that Joseph is a descendent of David? If Jesus is the Son of God and the son of Mary, then the man who took care of Mary and her ...
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Why does the unknown author of Hebrews attribute authorship of Psalm 95 to David, but in my bible it is not written that the author of it is David?

I wonder why does the unknown author of Hebrews attribute authorship of Psalm 95 to David, but in my bible it is not written that the author of it is David? Was it an error from the unknown author of ...
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Question about Psalm 2 (You are my Son, today I have begotten you)

Christians have understood Psalm 2:7 as a reference to Jesus as the begotten Son of God. But how could this be if Psalm 2 is God speaking to the King of Israel? The response is typically that this ...
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What's the biblical basis for Abraham, David, etc. to be raised in the first resurrection?

We are told David is dead. For David, after he had served God’s purpose in his own generation, fell asleep, and was buried among his fathers and underwent decay Acts 13:36 We could include any of '...
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Is it odd that there is only one sentence about the death of David?

I read in 2nd Samuel from the time that David was anointed with oil to the beginning of Judges to Davids death and burial. Davids life is described in much detail, great detail. Both good and bad are ...
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God promises David that his kingdom will endure forever, then why did Israel's throne become empty for nearly 600 years before Jesus?

Some relevant texts: 2 Samuel 7:12-16, 2 Chronicles 13:5, Psalm 89:20-37, 1 Kings 11:36, etc. It seems that God promises David a continuous Davidic line on the throne, without interruption (especially ...
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Did King David lose his adult son during a revolt when he revolted against him as a punishment of King David's adultery? [closed]

King David lost his adult son when he rebelled against him and his Kingdom. Was this the punishment of God or the curse of God because King David committed adultery and murder and also because he had ...
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How can Jesus be both root and offspring of David if he was only a man and did not pre-exist his incarnation?

There is a related question here: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/56196/… We are told in various imagery that Messiah would come in the line of David and be a branch or rod that sprouts ...
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Other claimants to throne of David besides Jesus?

Since Jesus was in the royal line, it seems likely he had contemporaries in the royal line also. Is it possible to estimate how many legitimate candidates for King of Israel lived at the time of Jesus,...
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According to Jewish Law, is Jesus entitled to the throne of David? [closed]

Can it be shown from Jewish law/tradition that the legal right to the royal lineage may be passed through adoption, as in the case of Joseph (descendant of David) and Jesus? It's my understanding that,...
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When a person is described as a Davidide, what is being said about that person?

In my NABRE Bible, there are footnotes on Isaiah 11:1-9 (10) that say Isaiah is "looking forward to a new Davidide who will realize the ancient ideals (see Psalm 72). The oracle does not seem to have ...
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Psalms 22, The correlation between King David and Jesus?

Was the words spoken by David in his time of trouble similar to Jesus words on the cross "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Is it a correlation between the Old Testament and the New ...
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David and Milkom wore a 75 lb crown, wouldn't that have snapped their necks?

1 Chronicles 20:2 says: David took the crown from the head of their king --its weight was found to be a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones--and it was placed on David's head. He took ...
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What do these verses mean? (From Psalm 132)

I was singing in a choir at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. One of the lyrics was as follows: God will give him the throne of David, his father. The Lord swore an oath to ...
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Why does the bible say that David kept all the commands of the Lord when he so clearly didn't?

Why does the bible say that David kept all the commands of the Lord when he so clearly didn't? 1 Kings 15:5 NIV - For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to ...
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When was David born?

I would like to know when David, the king of Israel, was born.
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According to the Catholic Church, why does God hurt others to punish David in 2 Samuel:24?

Why does God hurt innocent people to punish King David? Moreover, even David doesn't understand it, raising the additional problem of why God would give a punishment not understood by the person ...
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Why doesn't dispensationalism identify a dispensation focused on David?

Dispensationalism is a broad family of theories, and different proponents identify different dispensations, including a different number of dispensations. Here is a typical diagram: Through all the ...
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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown?

I Samuel 15;10-12 tells us "The word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, 'I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as King, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed my ...
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Why was Solomon chosen as King instead of one of his brothers?

1 Kings tells us that, when David was elderly and impotent, Adonijah considered himself as heir-apparent and crowned himself, but Nathan the Prophet and Bathsheba approached David: She said to him, ...
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Why were Saul's descendants killed?

In 2 Samuel 21:1-14, we see that Saul committed an awful crime, and this caused famine in Israel. David then goes to Gibeonites and asked to make amends. They agree to the death of seven of Saul's ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The first chapter of Matthew traces Jesus' lineage through his father Joseph back to King David through something like 18 generations. But as we know, Jesus was born through the agency of the Holy ...
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If Joseph was Jesus's adoptive father then did Jesus really have David's blood? [closed]

I'm new to this site, but I'm as well searching for answers of several questions I've been facing. Last Monday, I had a question involving the relationship of Jesus and Joseph. So far I know, Joseph ...
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How long was David on the run from Saul?

When Saul suspected that David was going to take his throne, he tried to capture David to prevent this from happening. How long was Saul chasing David?
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Why did God tell David he could not build the temple [closed]

Why did God tell David he was not to build the temple?
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What was the timeline of the reigns of David and Ishbaal?

I'm confused about the start of David's reign. Here's what I know... Once Saul died, two things happened (2 Samuel 2:8-11): Ishbaal started ruling the 10 northern tribes of Israel. David was made ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

I want to ask a question about Ruth the Moabitess and King David. Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall ...
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How does sola fide doctrine reconcile with how much David talks about his own righteousness?

What is an overview of the statements made by prominent sola fide (faith alone) proponents in regards to David's proclamations of his own righteousness? I presume that sola fide proponents believe ...
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What were the advantages of a monarchy system that Israel wanted? [closed]

From Israel's perspective, what were the advantages of being a monarchy "just like other nations" (1 Samuel 8:5)? What negative effects during the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon did Israel ...
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Why did David wish to send Uriah back home?

After David committed adultery with Bathsheba, David began to contact her husband, Uriah. 2 Samuel Chapter 11 Verse 6 [New Living Translation] 6 Then David sent word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the ...
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How was Jesus the Seed of David if Jesus is God who created Man (Adam), and David is the seed of Adam?

How is Jesus the Messiah, the seed of David, if Jesus is God, and God created Man (Adam), and David is the seed of Adam? This is a never-ending circle, and can't physically be possible. We are told in ...
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Why was God not angry with Solomon's Census

In 2 Chronicles 2:17 we are told "Solomon took a census of all the foreigners residing in Israel, after the census his father David had taken; and they were found to be 153,600." Why was God not angry ...
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Was her name really Bathsheba?

Her name is BATHsheba and she is famous for her bath on the rooftop... Is this just some goofy English translation going on, or just a strange coincidence?
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Was David aware that his words were prophetic according to any doctrines, traditions, or exegesis?

Often times Christians cite some of the writings of David as prophetically applicable towards Jesus. Therefore, I'm curious if there are any doctrines, traditions or textual evidence that suggest ...
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King David accepts God's will by touching the Ark [closed]

Did David lay hands on the Ark of the Testimony? (depicted in the 1951 movie "David and Bathsheba" with Gregory Peck)
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Was David mainly upset about Uzzah's death?

In I Chronicles 13, why was David upset? Was it mainly upset about Uzzah's death because of the amount of responsibility that came with being God's anointed and being responsible for the Ark of the ...
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What tribe is David from?

What tribe is King David from?
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Was Absalom's hair really that strong? [closed]

So David's son had some pretty awesome hair: 2 Samuel 14:25-26 ESV Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to the ...
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Why are some of the Psalms written by authors other than David? [closed]

Why are many Psalms attributed to authors other than David? I read through Psalms and tried to figure it out but I just can't find it.
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Why did God tell David to go to the town of Hebron?

After the death of Saul, David asks God where he should Go. God indicates he should to to Hebron, where David is soon anointed king. 2 Samuel 2:1 (NIV): In the course of time, David inquired of the ...
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The Messiah and Joseph's genealogy [duplicate]

One of the requisite of the Messiah is to be from the line of David (Lk 3:23-38 and Mt 1:1-17) but we know that Joseph wasn't Jesus's biological father. Thoughts on this? Thanks.
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If we are to think good things(Phil 4:8) why are there seemingly pointless sinful things in the Bible?

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good ...
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Who Killed the giant Goliath? [duplicate]

We read in 1 Samuel 17: "David killed Goliath" And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the ranks of the Philistines, and ...
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Is David's Love for Jonathan erotic? [closed]

The following verses about David and Jonathan's relationship have lead some to say their relationship was more than platonic. Is there any reason to think that was the case? Now it came about when he ...
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