2 Samuel 5:1-5. David had become king in God’s time and reigned for forty years between 1011BC-971BC.
David was good in God’s sight.
David had a whole heart towards God.
David had already been anointed to be king by Samuel, but David waited till God put him into his role as Israel’s king.
According to tradition, David as a poet and songwriter wrote over 70 of the Psalms in the book of Psalms.
David in Hebrew means: beloved.
David Becomes King Over Israel
5:1 After this, all of the tribes of Israel assembled with David at Hebron and declared, “Look, we’re your own flesh and blood! 2 Even back when Saul was our king, it was you who kept on leading Israel out to battle and bringing them back again. The LORD told you, ‘You yourself will shepherd my people Israel and serve as Commander-in-Chief over Israel.’” 3 So all the elders of Israel approached the king at Hebron, where King David entered into a covenant with them in the presence of the LORD. Then they anointed David to be king over Israel.
David Establishes Jerusalem as His Capital
4 David began to reign when he was 30 years old, and he reigned 40 years. 5 He reigned over Judah for seven years and six months in Hebron, and he reigned over all of Israel including Judah for 33 years in Jerusalem.
2 Samuel 5:1-5
Also read 1 Samuel 16:1-31:13, 2 Samuel 1:1-24:25, 1 Kings 1:1-2:11 and 1 Chronicles 11:1-3, 11:4-9; 14:1-7.
Background reading: The books of 1st and 2nd Samuel, 1 Kings 1:1-2:12, and 1:1-29:30 Chronicles and a number of places in the New Testament.
If you want to read the full story of David’s life look it up in the Bible.
Old Testament Bible references: The books of 1st and 2nd Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles.
Other modules in this unit:
- Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints Saul
- King Saul starts his reign of about thirty-two years
- King Saul reigned for 40 years. He was the 1st of 3 kings
- Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints David as king
- David plays for his King
- David uses his slingshot
- The giant Goliath is killed by David
- King Saul tries to kill David with a spear
- Jonathan, David’s faithful friend
- Soldiers of David’s army
- Abigail acted quickly
- 40-year reign of King Saul ends
- King Ishbosheth
- Start of 40 Year reign of King David
- David becomes king in God’s time
- David conquers Jerusalem
- The Ark brought to Jerusalem
- Bathsheba and King David
- Amnon and Tamar
- The end of King David’s 40 year Reign
- The start of the 40-year reign of King Solomon
- King Solomon’s reign established
- A sword gets the truth, Solomon’s Wise Ruling
- Solomon’s Temple
- The Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon
- The end of 40-year reign of King Solomon
- Questions and Answers 1-13
- Questions and Answers 14-26
- Timeline for the Three Kings
- Background Information: Three Kings
- Resources – Three Kings – Saul, David, and Solomon
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