David Hamelech


David Hamelech (DAH-vihd ha-MEH-lehkh) listen


  • n. King David.

Example Sentences

  • "The universal expectation is that the Messiah will be a descendent of David ha-Melech." (Glinert)

  • "The second source is from Tehillim as David Hamelech reminisces over the difficult period of his life." (source)

  • "A cursory glance at the pesukim of Shmuel Beis perek 11 seems to portray Dovid Hamelech in a blindingly bad light." (source)

  • "A failure of morality, not legality: Insights into Dovid HaMelech’s evaluation of the transgression of the sheep thief in Noson HaNovi’s parable." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • דוד המלך david hammelech 'the king David'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

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  • pronounced as either da-VEED ha-MEH-lech, or DUH-vihd ha-MEH-lech or DUH-vihd ha-MAY-lech, but not as DAY-vihd.

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