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King David In The Bible

I am wondering if King David in the Bible really existed. The story of David and Goliath seems unreal. How do you know for sure?

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Guess I better read that story again. I always thought Goliath had four brothers (not sons).
---Susie on 3/20/07

Davids Stone--- I didn't know That. I always just assumned He had only one stone, Since He only brought down Goliath. Have a most pleasant night.
---catherine on 3/18/07

Who killed Goliath? David.

1 Samuel 17:40 "And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had. . . . . . "

Why five stones? Goliath had four sons, and although David was prepared for them, Goliath's sons did not come out that day. Goliath's sons were killed in later battles by the servants of David.
---DavidsStone on 3/18/07

The text states that Goliath died of the stone, not the sword (1 Samuel 17:50). When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran from the field, and the Israelite army pursued them out of Judah.
---DavidsStone on 3/18/07

The NIV clearly says in 2 Samuel 21:19 that David did not kill Goliath. Now even the unbelieving world knows that David slew Goliath. Little children know that David slew Goliath. The NIV translators don't know that David slew Goliath. People tell me, "The NIV is more accurate". They actually believe this hogwash. Let's look at some facts. 2 Samuel 21:19:
---DavidsStone on 3/18/07

The NIV>"...Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod."


"...Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
---DavidsStone on 3/18/07

john ,do you believe in God?if so why would you not believe in david?the old testament says that jesus would come from the house of david,meaning his lineage would come from david.wemust believe the entire bible as fact ,or it means nothing.
---tom2 on 3/17/07

Would you believe some guy said the other day on these blogs, that King David was fat? Don't ask me where they dig these untruths up.
---John on 3/17/07

The whole of the Bible is God's Word and it is very real, every word of it. That is how you can tell that David is real too. God never lies and you can trust that His Word is true and without fault.
---Helen_5378 on 3/17/07

Many things in the bible seem unreal to us. Who can explain HOW God spoke and it was done? How He upholds all things by the word of His power? Yet as Christians, we believe that His word is true. Thus it is a matter of faith. By faith we understand, know, etc. (Hebrews 11). He has not given us any reason to doubt, yet leaves the way open for us to reject His word.
---Wayne87 on 3/17/07

If he don't believe it, don't force him. You either believe God or you don't. Your His or your the devils. Abraham believed God without question, and it was counted to him as rightousness.
---Paul on 3/16/07

Read the entire Book of Psalm and you will meet King David.
---Susie on 3/16/07

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
---NV_Steve on 3/16/07

Because everything in the bible, is real. Why does it seem unreal to you? I am sure David was scared out of his wits when facing the giant Goliath. But he had something the other men didn't have. He had God on his side. He went in the name of the Lord. What would seem unreal (but true) is when God made a donkey talk. Now that would be a sight to see or hear.
---Rebecca_D on 3/16/07

JohnF, many stories in the bible seem unreal, ie: parting lf the Red Sea, The sun not setting for a day so that Isreal can win a battle, a donkey talking, a virgin becoming impregnated, etc. But as Christians these are the stories of God whom we have faith in. So yes they are all real, especially the one about God raising His Son from the dead.
---Ryan on 3/16/07

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