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King David

King David

On the south side, we have the statue of King David with a headband, ringed hair and a mantle caught in the left arm, playing the harp, with the caption: «AUDITUI MEO DABIS GAUDIUM ET LATITITIAM», translated: « joy and joy. »

David, prophet and king, symbolizes God’s choice of another king to rule over his people, rejecting Saul’s carelessness.

David arrives at the court of Saul as a singer of sitar and squire, for through the music we hear the inner voice. Later he gained consideration of the people and the friendship of Jonathan. Saul sees him as a rival. David has to run away. In the desert he gathers a group of mercenaries, he becomes a vassal of the Philistines. After the death of Saul, David is acclaimed king of Judah and later of Israel.

Jerusalem conquered by him becomes the religious and political center of the state. A nation of twelve tribes makes a nation, enlarges its kingdom, and conquers lands to the Philistines, Moabites, Ammonites, and Edomites.

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The Bom Jesus do Monte, an unavoidable reference.