David the Prophet
David was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Hebrew Bible. He is depicted as a righteous king, although not without fault, as well as an acclaimed warrior, musician and poet, traditionally credited for composing many of the psalms contained in the Book of Psalms. David's life is particularly important to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic culture. In Judaism, is the eternal King of Israel, and the Jewish people. A direct descendant of David will be the Mashiach. In Christianity David is known as an ancestor of Jesus' mother Mary, and ####in Islam, he is considered to be a prophet and the king of a nation. Christianity and Islam also know him as the young warrior who slew Goliath before gaining power and ruling his kingdom. He is remembered for his eloquent speech and the beautiful recitation of God's word. David is an important figure in Judaism. Historically, David's reign represented the formation of a coherent Jewish kingdom centered in Jerusalem.
David the musician
In various biblical passages, David is referred to as “the favorite of the songs of Israel and the founder of Temple singing.
David in Islam
In the Qur'an and in the Islamic tradition, David (Dāwūd) is one of the prophets of Islam, to whom the Zabur (Psalms) were revealed by God. The Islamic tradition includes many elements from the Jewish history of David, such as his battle with the giant Goliath, but rejects the Biblical portrayal of David as an adulterer and murderer - the rejection is based on the goodness of the Prophets of God in Islam (fallible, but to an extent of minor and basic human error) and on the concept of the infallibility of the prophets (according to Shia Islam). According to some, but not all Islamic traditions David was not from Judah but from Levi and Aaron. he is named as the person whose way of fasting and praying is the most perfect. David was also given the most beautiful voice of all mankind, Other Hadith relate that David's reading of psalms was so entrancing that fish would leave the sea to listen when he recited.