The end of King David’s 40 year Reign

1 Kings 2:10-12. Second king of the three kings of the unified kingdom. He reigned for 40 years. 1011BC-971BC.

David who had become King in God’s time, lived until he was 70 years and 6 months old, started his reign at 30 years old.

Hebrew name of David means: beloved.

His life is found in 1 Samuel to 1 Kings 2:11 and 1 Chronicles.

David was good in God’s sight. David had a whole heart towards God.

Background Reading:

The end of the 40 years reign of King David

2:10 After this, David died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in the City of David. 11 David had reigned over Israel for 40 years. He reigned in Hebron for seven years and in Jerusalem for 33 years. 12 Solomon then assumed his father David’s throne, and his kingdom was firmly established.
1 Kings 2:10-12
Also read: 1 Chronicles 29:26-28.

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