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The Organization of David’s Military

Three main branches made up King David’s military, the Army, the Militia, and the Royal Guard. The Thirty (David’s Mighty Men) was a smaller, but unique group within this military structure comprised of David’s most elite warriors. In the Biblical text, the existence of an army and royal guard during the Davidic Kingdom is abundantly […]

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David’s Royal Guard: The Cherethites and Pelethites

Cherethites and Pelethites made up King David’s royal guard and they had one very gruesome job, they were the nation’s chief executioners. These were not Israeli men, but mercenaries instrumental in helping David maintain his throne and establish Solomon’s. Who were these mercenaries and why would David use them instead of using his own people?

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David’s Mighty Men and Their Incredible Feats

David was a great conqueror, but he was not a one-man show. There are several large sections of text in the Bible that name key military figures in David’s army. These men helped him secure his throne. A group called David’s Mighty Men (also known as “The Thirty”) appears in two sections of scripture, I

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