Personalities of the Bible
The mighty warrior and sweet singer slew Goliath, stole the throne, and conquered Jerusalem—and that’s just a start!
How one woman's manners took her from wife of a rancher to wife of King David.
The prophet who protected King David's legacy.
Saul's son and David's friend.
Two main social structures competed in ancient Israel. The people were united under the monarchy, which organized the state for administrative and taxation purposes. At the same time, the Israelites held fast to their tribal associations.
Warrior + yahwist + expansionist + administrator = model king