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  • David King of Israel (c.-1042 - c.-971)
    King David (דוד, داوُود‎ ) c. 1040–970 BCE, his reign over Judah c. 1010–970 BCE. David is an important figure to mem...
  • Asa King of Judah (c.-940 - c.-876)
    1 Kings 15:9-24 2 Chronicles 13:23 Wikipedia: Asa & אסא Asa reigned for 41 years in Jerusalem. He was a righteous ruler removing the foreign alters & idols. During his time...

The biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms. In his 40 years as ruler, between approximately 1010 and 970 B.C.E., he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple. Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the books of the Prophets and Writings: Samuel I and II, Kings I and Chronicles I.

David was a poet and the rabbis believe that David wrote the Book of Psalms, or at least edited it. Throughout his life, David prepared for the construction of the Holy Temple by setting aside the necessary physical materials, commanding the Levites and others in their duties for the Temple, and giving the plan for the Temple to Solomon. Source