What is David?

  • (noun): Patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600).
    Synonyms: Saint David, St. David
    See also — Additional definitions below


David (Hebrew: דָּוִד, דָּוִיד, David Dāwîḏ; Dawid; Arabic: داود‎ Dāwūd) was a culture hero, and according to the Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BCE, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BCE, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BCE.

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Peter David - Personal Life
... David met his first wife, Myra Kasman, at a Star Trek convention ... David began dating Kathleen O'Shea, a bookseller, puppeteer and writer/editor in 1998 ... After dating for three years, David proposed to O'Shea at the Adventurers Club in Disney World on September 3, 2000 ...
History Of Economic Thought - British Enlightenment - David Hume
... Main article David Hume David Hume (1711–1776) agreed with North's philosophy and denounced mercantile assumptions ...
David - Representation in Art and Literature - Cards
... For a considerable period, starting in the 15th century and continuing until the 19th, French playing card manufacturers assigned to each of the court cards names taken from history or mythology ... In this context, the King of Spades was often known as "David" ...
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... David Blaine (born David Blaine White April 4, 1973) is an American illusionist and endurance artist ...
Amnon - Rape of Tamar
... Although he was the heir-apparent to David's throne, Amnon is best remembered for the rape of his half-sister Tamar, daughter of David with Maachah ... He took advice from his cousin, Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David's brother, to lure Tamar into his quarters by pretending to be sick and desiring her to cook a special meal for him ...

More definitions of "David":

  • (noun): French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825).
    Synonyms: Jacques Louis David
  • (noun): (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC).

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    I have not the most definite designs on the future.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Let the beautiful laws prevail. Let us not weary ourselves by resisting them.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The experience of every past moment but belies the faith of each present.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)