The Lexham Bible Dictionary
David, King of Israel
David, King of Israel (דָּוִיד‎, dawid). Second king of Israel, after Saul. Reigned ca. 1010–970 bc. Brought Israel to a position of power. In some ways, became the ideal for his people’s future messianic leader.
David, King of Israel, Critical Issues
David, King of Israel, Critical Issues Overviews the significant scholarly discussions concerning the biblical narratives of David and the critiques of their historicity.
Mizpah of Moab
Mizpah of Moab A town in Moab to which David sent his parents during the time that Saul was trying to kill him (1 Sam 22:3). Other than being a general location in Moabite territory, its location remains unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
David (Person)
DAVID (PERSON) [Heb dāwı̂d (דָּוִיד)]. Israel’s second and greatest king, David rose to power from humble circumstances and amid many difficulties; he captured Jerusalem, established it as his capital, unified the nation, and built an empire that stretched from Egypt to Mesopotamia during a 40-year
Jozabad (Person)
JOZABAD (PERSON) [Heb yôzābād (יֹוזָבָד)]. Jozabad occurs only in postexilic biblical writings. While it was quite possibly a common Judean name in the Persian period, the Chronicler seems to have retrojected anachronistically the name of a levitical treasurer from the time of Ezra and Nehemiah (#6)
Mizpah (Place)
MIZPAH (PLACE) [Heb hamiṣpâ (הַמִצְפָּה)]. Var. MIZPEH. A place-name connected with several biblical sites in and around Palestine. The toponym, deriving from the root ṣph meaning “to guard,” or “to watch,” suggests the location at a site of a military outpost, observatory, or “watchtower” (see the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
David. Israel’s most important king. David’s kingdom represented the epitome of Israel’s power and influence during the nation’s OT history.The two books in the OT devoted to David’s reign are 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles. His earlier years are recorded in 1 Samuel, beginning at chapter 16. Almost half
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
David dāʹvid [Heb. dāwīḏ; Gk. Dauid, Daueid, Dad, NT Dabid]. The second and greatest king of Israel, whose dynasty ruled in Judah for over four hundred years. I. Background and YouthA. NameB. GenealogyC. His YouthD. His AnointingE. Meets SaulF. Defeats GoliathG. At Saul’s CourtH. Flees
Jozabad (captain)
2, 3. Two Manassite captains who joined David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:20 [MT 21]).
Mizpah (of Moab)
6. Mizpeh of Moab [Heb miṣpēh môʾāḇ; Gk Massēpha tḗs Mōab]. The place where David sought refuge for his family with the king of Moab (1 S. 22:3). Since David was being pursued by King Saul, he most likely reached Moab via the southern end of the Dead Sea (cf. the route taken by the kings of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
DAVID Israel’s most important king. David’s kingdom represented the epitome of Israel’s power and influence during the nation’s OT history.The two books in the OT devoted to David’s reign are 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles. His earlier years are recorded in 1 Samuel, beginning at chapter 16. Almost half
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Davidthe most powerful king of biblical Israel, David (day´vid) ruled from ca. 1010 to 970 bce. The story of David is recorded in 1 Sam. 16:1–1 Kings 2:12.Path to Kingship: David belonged to the tribe of Judah and was born in Bethlehem as the youngest son of Jesse. He started his career at King Saul’s
Jozabad (joh´zuh-bad; a shortened form of Jehozabad; Heb., “the Lord is a gift” or “the Lord has given”).1 A Gederathite who joined David’s warriors at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:4).2 A Manassite who defected from Saul to join David (1 Chron. 12:20).3 A Levite who helped oversee the collection of the temple
Mizpah, Mizpeh
Mizpah, Mizpeh (miz´puh; Heb., “watchtower,”). In addition to being the name of a territory and four cities, the Hebrew word mizpah occurs frequently with the definite article to mean “the watchtower.” Mizpeh is a variant spelling of Mizpah, occurring four times in the nrsv (Josh. 11:3, 8; 15:38; 18:26).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DAVIDThe second king of Israel, founder of the united monarchy (1000–962 b.c.).SourcesThe main source for the life and times of David is the material found in the books of I and II Samuel and 1 Kgs 1–2. These accounts, especially 2 Sam 9–20 (the court history of David), are a realistic presentation
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DAVID (Heb. dāwiḏ, sometimes dāwîḏ; root and meaning doubtful, but see BDB in loc.; the equation with a supposed Old Bab. (Mari) dawîdum, ‘chief’, is now discounted (JNES 17, 1958, p. 130; VT Supp 7, 1960, pp. 165ff.); cf. Laesoe, Shemsharah Tablets, p. 56). The youngest son of Jesse, of the tribe
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jozabad (Heb. yôzāḇāḏ)1. A Benjaminite from Gederah who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:4 [MT 5]).2–3. Two men of Manasseh, chiefs of thousands, who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20 [21]).4. One of the overseers of the temple offerings appointed by Hezekiah during his temple reform (2 Chr.
Mizpah, Mizpeh
Mizpah (Heb. miṣpâ), MIZPEH (miṣpeh)1. Mizpah of Gilead. The name given by Jacob as a sign of his covenant with Laban (Gen. 31:49). The so-called Mizpah benediction invokes Yahweh to monitor the parties’ compliance with the covenant stipulations. Later, Israel’s forces assembled here in preparation
Catholic Bible Dictionary
DAVID The second and greatest king of Israel, whose forty-year reign and whose covenant with God made him the supreme model of kingship for all of his successors. In salvation history, David is both God’s chosen king and a type of the future Messiah.I. Early LifeA. The Genealogy of DavidB. David Is
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
David (d. prob. c. 970 bc), first king of the Judaean dynasty. His reign is recounted in 1 Sam. 16–1 Kgs. 2 and in the idealized description in 1 Chron. 2 f. and 10–29.David, the youngest son of Jesse, a Judaean of *Bethlehem, first appears when at God’s command he is anointed by Samuel to the future
See also
Jesse Father
Saul Father-In-Law
Talmai Father-In-Law
Eliam Father-In-Law
Eliab Brother
Shimea Brother
Abinadab Brother
Nethanel Brother
Ozem Brother
Raddai Brother
Zeruiah Sister
Abigail Sister
Bathsheba Wife
Michal Wife
Abigail Wife
Ahinoam Wife
Haggith Wife
Maacah Wife
Abital Wife
Eglah Wife
Solomon Son
Absalom Son
Adonijah Son
Amnon Son
Nathan Son
Shammua Son
Chileab Son
Shobab Son
Eliphelet Son
Elishama Son
Japhia Son
Ithream Son
Nepheg Son
Eliada Son
Jerimoth Son
Elishua Son
Ibhar Son
Nogah Son
Elpelet Son
Tamar Daughter
Jesus Relative
Abraham Relative
Joab Nephew
Jehoshaphat Relative
Rehoboam Grandson
Asa Relative
Abishai Nephew
Amasa Nephew
Asahel Nephew
Obed Grandfather
Jonadab Nephew
Jonathan Nephew
Hattush Relative
Mattatha Grandson
Jonathan Uncle
Tamar Granddaughter
Mahalath Granddaughter
Basemath Granddaughter
Abihail Niece
Taphath Granddaughter
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