David becomes King of Israel

About 1010 BC (About 3000 years ago)

David, who was born in Bethlehem, becomes the second king of Israel in about 1010 BC and reigns for 40 years. King David, unlike Saul, follows the commands of God. He makes mistakes but repents for them. He seeks to please God. He expands the size of Israel and rules over surrounding territory.

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