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The Date that King David became King of all of Israel and Judea[edit]

According to The Books of The Prophets by Moffatt published in 1939 by Hodder and Stoughton, London, King David's reign is from 1016 - 976 BC in Chapter two of the introduction. I feel it is important for this to be clarified as 2016 is his 3rd millennium. Crixothia (talk) 13:49, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

It is uncertain if David was a king. Finkelstein and Silberman maintain that he was a hill country chieftain, ruling over a cow town. Tgeorgescu (talk) 21:43, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
If it was 1016BC, the anniversary was in 1985. StAnselm (talk) 22:41, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Tgeorgescu, the main problem with any theory about David is that we lack decent sources from this period to determine if he existed or what his particular role was. With this lack of definite evidence, any theory supported by published scholars remains plausible but non-authoritative. Dimadick (talk) 13:01, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Greek name[edit]

I believe the spelling of David's name in ancient Greek is Δαυείδ - with an epsilon. --Irlandos (talk) 07:58, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Image gallery[edit]

Does anyone know how to create an image gallery? David is so often painted and sculpted this seems like an essential part of the article, but although I copied the layout I found on the article Mary, mother of Jesus, it just doesn't work. PiCo (talk) 07:32, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

That's a really great idea. I'll be on the look out for a layout on some other page that might work and will keep you posted. WikiEditorial101 (talk) 06:56, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
My thanks to those who helped with the image gallery. For future reference, it seems that if anyone wants to add a second row of images, the whole thing has to be repeated (with different files of course), not simply new images added to the existing setup.PiCo (talk) 00:30, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Genealogy of Jesus[edit]

There is no consensus among historians upon a particular genealogy of Jesus being true. Tgeorgescu (talk) 21:03, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

This is quite a claim. Following the scholarship popularized by Catholic Answers, it appears rather that among Christian historians (which, collectively, would seem to make a substantial number) the predominant view is that both genealogies in the Gospels are true, one being more symbolic than the other (i.e. skipping generations). -- Newagelink (talk) 09:18, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
You may want to read the article linked above. Tgeorgescu (talk) 09:53, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Era: Revert to BC/AD; Stop BCE/CE Foolishness[edit]

Please stop these foolish, intellectually dishonest "CE/BCE" euphemisms and return to AD/BC nomenclature: It's obvious that "CE/BCE" uses Dionysius's dating from the time of Christ. If you want to reject this dating system, then actually do so by picking a different dating point. To use CE/BCE, i.e. to date from the time of Christ yet refuse to mention Him, is dishonest, and dishonesty has no place in any serious encyclopedia. Not only is this "Common Era"/"Before Common Era" nomenclature dishonest, it is obviously false (apart from eschatological reference to the Incarnation): The world did not share a 'common era' until the advent of the world-wide web, or perhaps World War I. Thus, the CE/BCE nomenclature degrades the quality of Wikipedia through its foolishness, dishonesty, falseness, and absurdity. Please stop using it. -- Newagelink (talk) 09:15, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia has a WP:PAG about this issue, see WP:ERA. Tgeorgescu (talk) 09:56, 4 July 2016 (UTC)