These David Bible illustrations deal with the second part of David's life. The victory over Goliath had been a turning point in his career. Saul inquired about David's parentage, and eventually took David to his court. David's first position seems to have been as armor-bearer, followed by captain over a thousand, and finally, on his marriage with Michal, the king's second daughter, he was raised to the high office of captain of the king's body guard.
David was now chiefly known for his successful exploits agains the Philistines. He also still perfomed from time to time the office of minstrel, but the successive attempts of Saul upon his life convinced him that he was in constant danger. However, he had two faithful allies in the court-- Jonathan and Michal. Warned by the one and assisted by the other, he escaped by night, and became a fugitive.
At first he found a home at the court among the Philistines, but that was cut short by the national enmity of the Philistines against their former conqueror, and he only escaped by feigning madness. He hid in caves with his family and a motley crowd of discontented men who formed the nucleus of his army as he was hunted by Saul. It was also during this time that he married Abigail and Ahinoam. Finally came the news of the battle of Gilboa and the death of Saul and Jonathan. His mourning and lamentation over the deaths of his rival and his friend close the First Book of Samuel and the second period of David's life.
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