David

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Religious Figure(d. c. 962)
David was the second of the Israelite kings (from c. 1000 to c. 962), who established a united kingdom over all Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital.

Synopsis

David was the second of the Israelite kings and established a united kingdom over all Israel, with Jerusalem as its capital. In Jewish tradition he became the ideal king, the founder of an enduring dynasty, around whose figure clustered messianic expectations of the people of Israel. Since David was a symbol of fulfillment in the future, the New Testament emphasized that Jesus was of his lineage.

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