The second Jewish King, and the first from the tribe of Yehudah (Judah).

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
540 views

Did King David really fast on alternate days?

Could you please let me know whether King David fasted on alternate days? Have you got this tradition in Judaism? Any historical reference?
0
votes
2answers
117 views

Is it correct that a kohen could not be Moshiach?

We know that Moshiach will be a descendant of the House of David. We know for various reasons that David was not a kohen (he was the great-grandson of a convert; he was from the tribe of Judah). This ...
0
votes
3answers
98 views

Why did David choose to lay with a married woman when it seems so out of his character?

How Could David go and do this? I understand the whole get thing that before going into battle the men would give their wives a get in case they died, but nevertheless, we're talking about the great ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

What did King David do to the people of Ammon after he captures the city in Shmuel 2 at the end of Chapter 12

What does this actually mean? Was it that King David put them to work or he literally tortured them? where it says: 31. And the people that were therein he brought forth and he put them under saws, ...
0
votes
2answers
96 views

דוד or דויד why is David spelled differently in the tanach?

Why is David's name spelled דויד and דוד ? with a י and without a י?
0
votes
2answers
263 views

How could David lie with Bat Sheva if she had a Safek Get?

Tosafos version of Rashi in the Gemara 9b implies that there was a get on condition that Uria (Bat shevas husband) wont come back. So if David didn't know if Uria would come back or not how could he ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

Dovid and the Foreskins of the Plishtim ( Philistines)

After Shaul promised his daugther to Dovid,he required him to pay the dowry for his daugther this was paid with the foreskins of the Plishtim(Philistines). The question that remains is that there is ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Why did King David tell Itai to go back or to wander somewhere else

In Shmuel 2 Chapter 15 Paragraph 20 Kind David singles out Itai and tells him to either go back or to leave him.. Was he scared that Itai would betray him? or did he fear for his and his brothers ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

David found strength in Hashem ,how can we find that strength? [closed]

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David strengthened himself ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

King David conquering bandits/troops (literally, גדוד) to get money for Jews in need

The Talmud Bavli Brachot (3b) says that when Jews needed financial assistance and the economy did not have enough money to go around, King David would advise the sages of Israel to confiscate money ...
-3
votes
1answer
147 views

Until or even down to the Tenth Generation

In Deuteronomy 23:3, Moses says that a child of illegitimate birth cannot be accepted into the congregation of the Lord, even to the tenth generation. Safely speaking, does this mean that, even if ...