David son of Jesse was king1 over all Israel.227
He ruled over Israel forty years--seven in Hebron3 and thirty-three in Jerusalem.428
He died5 at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him as king.629
As for the events of King David's reign, from beginning to end, they are written in the records of Samuel the seer,7 the records of Nathan8 the prophet and the records of Gad9 the seer,
together with the details of his reign and power, and the circumstances that surrounded him and Israel and the kingdoms of all the other lands.