Bust of David 12"
Bust of David made of Composite material, Measures 12" tall and base is 5.75" X 4.375".
David was, according to the Hebrew Bible , the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and, according to the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke , an ancestor of Jesus . His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1003 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1003–970 BC. The Books of Samuel , 1 Kings , and 1 Chronicles are the only sources of information on David, although the Tel Dan stele records "House of David", which some take as confirmation that there was the existence in the mid-9th century BC of a Judean royal dynasty called the "House of David".David is very important to Jewish , Christian and Islamic culture. In Judaism, David, or David HaMelekh, is the King of Israel , and the Jewish people. Jewish tradition maintains that a direct descendant of David will be the Messiah . In Islam, he is known as Dawud , considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation. He is depicted as a righteous king, though not without faults, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician, and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms .