David

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Da·vid

noun \ˈdā-vəd\

Definition of DAVID

1
:  a Hebrew shepherd who became the second king of Israel in succession to Saul according to biblical accounts
2
:  underdog 1
Da·vid·ic \də-ˈvi-dik, dā-\ adjective

Origin of DAVID

Hebrew Dāwīdh
First Known Use: before 12th century

Da·vid

biographical name \ˈdä-vət\

Definition of DAVID

Gerard ca 1460–1523 Du. painter

Da·vid

biographical name \dä-ˈvēd\

Definition of DAVID

Jacques-Louis 1748–1825 Fr. painter

Da·vid

geographical name \dä-ˈth\

Definition of DAVID

town W Panama pop 77,057

David

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born Bethlehem, Judah—died c. 962 BC, Jerusalem) Second of the Israelite kings (r. c. 1000–c. 962 BC). David was an aide at the court of Saul until the monarch's jealousy forced him into outlawry. He became king of Israel on Saul's death. He captured Jerusalem from the Jebusites and made it his capital, defeated the Philistines, and gained control of many bordering kingdoms. He faced several revolts, including one by his third son, Absalom. He unified all Israel into one kingdom and made Jerusalem both the religious and political centre. He made the name Yahweh the supreme name for the god of Israel, who was worshiped in Jerusalem, and ruled that all other names for God were mere titles or attributes of Yahweh. Though the kingdom split under David's son and successor Solomon, religious unity endured, and the house of David symbolized the bond between God and Israel. The word messiah comes from hameshiach, the title of kings of the line of David.

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