Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 10, 2022
David is described in the Hebrew Bible as a king of the United Monarchy of Israel and Judah. In the Books of Samuel, David is a young shepherd and harpist who gains fame by slaying the giant Goliath, a champion of the Philistines in southern Canaan.
This article provides an overview of David's remarkable life, from his beginnings as a shepherd to becoming King.
David King of Israel
Reign c.?1010–970 BCE
Born c.?1040 BCE
Bethlehem, United Kingdom of Israel
Died c.?970 BCE