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  • Like the old story of King David and Uriah the Hittite — you put him in the forefront of the battle.

    War Game

  • Located in in Roxburghshire, founded in 1136 by King David I, was the earliest Cistercian monastery established in Scotland.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • “Neues-Palais” at Potsdam, is a copy of the royal family tree, showing the name of King David engrossed at the root of it, with that of Emperor William at the top.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • It could be that he was using the Messianic mania current at the time in order to reintroduce goddess-worship—after all, even if he were really, as was claimed on his behalf, of the royal line of David, this was hardly an obstacle, for King David himself had been a goddessworshipper, as had King Solomon.

    The Templar Revelation

  • And the picture was some times so vividly present to his mind, that it seemed to him as if he were in body walking at Christ's side, and the thought would come to him, how that when King David was driven from his kingdom his bravest captains walked around him and beside him, and gave him loving succour (2 Kings xv.).

    The Life of Blessed Henry Suso by Himself.

  • She learned how King David Kalakaua, elected in 1874 and known as the “Merrie Monarch” for his patronage of arts, music, and culture, had received dignitaries from around the world at the palace, which had been not only the official residence of the royal family but also the center of political and social life for the Kingdom of Hawaii.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • At the King David Hotel, I changed into the dress I had inherited from my bubbe Mary—of her own design, it was beige with brown embroidered flowers, a darted bodice, and a lovely bowed kick pleat in the back.

    Roseanne Archy

  • King David and King Soloman worked wonders with the Jewish people, and nobody has been able to manage them since then.

    Oral History Interview with William Dallas Herring, May 16, 1987. Interview C-0035. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • WHEN HIS SON ABSALOM WAS trying to kill him and take over his kingdom, King David wrote the passage above.

    It’s Your Time

  • King David was once obliged to eat the shew bread, and King Alfred was once glad enough to devour a few oat meal cakes when pressed by the Danes.

    My manse during the war : a decade of letters to the Rev. J. Thomas Murray, editor of the Methodist Protestant,

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