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Bible Study on King David - Story of Biblical David

Updated on March 30, 2013

Biblical David - A Man After God's Own Heart - A Lens on History

This site is a tribute and a brief Bible Study on  Biblical David.  David was, according to the Bible, a man after God's own heart.  What I like most about him was that, although he was far from perfect, he teaches us so many valuable lessons through his life. His life teaches us about grace, sin, restoration, faithfulness,  and much more.  I hope you enjoy the many resources included in this study!

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Bible Study of King David

David was the second king of Israel (following King Saul).  His achievement of defeating Goliath set the stage for his preeminence, but also his several early exploits set him at odds with King Saul.  David was known for his harp playing which helped soothe the madness of Saul.  However, the contention grew and eventually David had to flee for his life.

Biblical David had several opportunities to kill Saul but refused.  Later, he had the man, who did kill Saul, executed.  After Saul's death, David became King of Israel.  As King he  greatly extended the borders of Israel which he ruled as a united kingdom.

Stories of King David:

 David is chosen

David plays the harp before Saul

David and Goliath

The enmity of Saul

David in the wilderness

David is made king

King David

Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite


The Psalms of David

Reign of David

Introducing: The Chronological Study Bible: New King James Version - An excellent study help on King David in the bible PLUS many others!

I really like this Chronological bible Study. I believe that Thomas Nelson has done well with this Bible. This study connects Bible passages in a ‘story’ arrangement, which can be a huge help to which normal Bible reading might not be able! It contains so many helps; too many for me to cover here. Just click on the link to discover these. I recommend this Bible Study book!

Book Recommendation:  The Psalms of David
James S. Freemantle
Foreword by Stephen Freemantle

Back in print, The Psalms of David is a unique, beautifully illustrated edition of the revered religious work, also known as the Book of Psalms.

The lifework of a little known genius, this facsimile edition of a magnificent hand-painted illumination of the Psalms of David is a stunning tribute to love and spiritual devotion.

Born in India, James Freemantle traveled through the Middle East during his years in the British Army. Shortly after his second marriage, he began this hand-lettered, illustrated volume for his beloved bride, Clara. For the next thirty years, he periodically worked to transfer the psalms into a book that would physically match the lyrical beauty of the poetry.

Throughout the book one finds the brilliantly colored blooms of India: the jacaranda, the flame-of-the-forest, huge yellow laburnums, brilliant poinsettias, and highly scented mimosa. The pages are alive with kingfishers and larks, drummers and hoppie butterflies, storks and pheasants. There are pictures of the lake near Freemantle's home, the nearby Brahmin temple, and the view from the train as he went up to school in the hills. Scenes from his travels in the army, Middle Eastern harbors and villages, and copies of illustrations from Victorian travel books reveal his draftsman's training in the accuracy of every detail.

A labor of love, a work of art, a volume to treasure, this illuminated edition of the King James version of the Psalms of David is the perfect gift for all seasons.

 Of the scores of gift editions of the Book of Psalms, one of the strangest and most beautiful is The Psalms of David, with illuminations by James S. Freemantle. An Englishman born in India in 1859, Freemantle traveled widely in the Middle East during his years in the British Army before marrying a woman named Clara in 1906. Around the time they were married, Freemantle began work on this painstakingly rendered book as a gift for her. Nearly every page is filled with illustrations of magnificent Indian and Middle Eastern flora and fauna (including poinsettias, mimosas, canna lilies, kingfishers, storks, and pheasants) and of Brahmin temples and Christian and Jewish holy sites--even a gigantic iceberg. Almost 30 years after he began, Freemantle finished the book. In the foreword to this new edition (first published in 1982), Freemantle's son Stephen writes that his father was "not a religious man." Regardless of the precise nature of Freemantle's beliefs, his exuberant illuminations testify to his great love of his wife, of the world, and of the Psalms. --Michael Joseph Gross

David And Goliath - David Bible Stories - Sunday School

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      5 years ago

      Great lens! Great man! enjoyed the quiz as well!

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      5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      5 years ago

      I enjoyed your presentation very much. Keep up the good work. It's fascinating and interesting. It made me want to do bible study. hehe.

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      5 years ago

      Great lens, enjoyed it very much. A good book for bible study I have recently been reading is The Bible Brief Amazon by James Paris

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      5 years ago

      interesting lens.

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      5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      Very nice lens I also enjoyed the quiz!

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      5 years ago

      Very Nice - thank you!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed passing through.

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      6 years ago

      Happy New Year! This is very informative and well done.

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      6 years ago

      I like your quiz; however there are two points I disagree with: First, Saul killed himself. 1 Sam. 31:4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell on it.

      The person David had killed took the CREDIT for killing Saul, which David immediately realized as him trying to win David's admiration. 2 Sa.m 1:4-16.

      Point 2. The only 'sin' David was held accoutable for was the murder of Uriah--1 Kings 15:5 Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

      Concerning Bathsheba, she could not say 'no' to the king; he was the authority. While he slept with her and produced children, the 'sin' was not held against him.

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      6 years ago

      I'm a sunday school teacher at my church. Starting January, we will be studying the Old Testament next year. As I thought about my preparations for next year, King David stories were the ones most coming to my mind. Thanks for your inspiring lens.

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      Wakerra LM 

      6 years ago

      Oh, Nest Christian animated movies!! Now THOSE bring back memories! We still have our set, I just need to find a VHS player...

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      Melissa Miotke 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Great information on King David. Blessed!

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      6 years ago

      You can still get a normal Bible, preferably King James, but these books would also assist gaining more from it.

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      6 years ago

      We regularly hear bible stories(such as David's) from our congregation. Thanks for the animations. By:

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      7 years ago

      Great lens ! Thank you for all your work on this ! Merry Christmas !

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      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      My Wednesday morning Bible study is studying David over the next few months, so I will be making visits here to learn more. Enjoyed the quiz and your clever choices - missed the one about his sons though. Thanks! :)

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      7 years ago

      Many thanks for sharing this lens. It reminded me of where I am with my faith. Thanks a lot and God bless you more.

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      8 years ago

      Queen Esther has gotta be one of my favourite characters in the bible (other than Jesus). Although I do love how great David's love for God is.

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      10 years ago

      Nice lens, fun voting and polls as well, 5 stars

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for the post, very informative and helpful.


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