King David was the second king of Israel and the son of Jesse. The names of his brothers were Eliab, Abinadab, Shammah, and Shimeah. He also had three other brothers. Before he was anointed by Samuel, he was a shepherd boy. He killed the giant Goliath with a stone. He ruled Israel for forty years and had many sons. His successor was King Solomon, who was his youngest son. He wrote 73 Psalms. David had three mighty men, Josheb-Basshebeth, the chief, Eleazar, the second, and Shammah (David's Mighty Man).
David's first mention was in 1 Samuel 16, where God told the prophet Samuel to go and anoint the new king of Israel. God told Samuel who would be the next king, and David was the one he chose. Some of his sons were:
One of King David's daughters was: