By Theresa Doyle-Nelson

Arent de Gelder, “Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David,” 1680s
Arent de Gelder, “Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David,” 1680s

“Then all the elders of Israel came to the King in Hebron, and at Hebron King David made a covenant with them in the presence of the LORD; and they anointed him king over Israel. David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.” —2 Samuel 5:3-4

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