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King David
Billionaire and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett prepares to speak at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, September 18, 2006. Buffett paid four billion dollars for 80 percent of the Israeli Company, Iscar Metalworking in northern Israel. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)

David (Hebrew: דָּוִד, דָּוִיד, Modern David Tiberian Dāwîḏ; ISO 259-3 Dawid; Strong's Daveed; beloved; Arabic داود, (Dāwūd)) was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible and, according to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus Christ. He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without fault, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms.

Edwin Thiele dates his life to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1003 BC, and his reign over the united Kingdom of Israel c. 1003–970 BC. The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only source of information on his life and reign, although the Tel Dan stele may record the existence in the mid-9th century of a Judean royal dynasty called the "House of David", although this is disputed.

David's life is very important to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic culture. In Judaism, David, or David HaMelekh, is the King of Israel, and the Jewish people. A direct descendant of David will be the Mashiach. In Christianity, David is known as an ancestor of Jesus' adoptive father Joseph, and in Islam, he is known as Dawood, considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation.

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