2014-02-07 15:36:33

Who was King David?

(Vatican Radio) Recently Pope Francis has often mentioned a character from our family tree of faith: King David. But who exactly was he?

Well he's remembered as the greatest of the kings of Israel, the youngest son of a man named Jesse.

Not only was he ruddy faced and a good musician but also a great warrior. Yet there was more than a touch of the scheming opportunist in him and after a stint as an extortionist and a bandit he even offered his services to the Philistines.

Despite this as the story emerges he eventually becomes King..

Find out more from scripture scholar, Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge.

A programme produced by Veronica Scarisbrick for a series focusing on our family tree of faith by the title of "Blood , Sweat and Tears in the Bible".

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