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[[Image:David.jpg|right|thumb|King David, perhaps the greatest ruler of Israel and ancestor of the [[Jesus Christ|Lord]].]] The holy and righteous '''King David''' was the second king of all Israel, after [[Saul]], around approximately 1000 B.C. He was also a [[prophet]], having written a great number of the [[Psalter|Psalms]], and one of the Forefathers of [[Jesus Christ|Christ]]. The Church commemorates him together with all the ancestors of Christ on the [[Sunday of the Forefathers]] (December 11-17, depending on the day on which the [[Nativity]] falls) and also on the first Sunday after the Nativity, along with [[Joseph the Betrothed]] and the [[Apostle James the Just]].