Genesis 15:18 "On the same day the LORD made a covenant
with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the River
of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates..."
FOLLOW THE MAP
Map of the Kingdom of David.
This map reveals the territory that was
conquered by King David after he was given the throne around 1000 BC.
David's kingdom extended to the north above the Sea of Galilee, across
the Jordan River and southward below the Dead Sea. He was a mighty king
but his sin with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband caused
political turmoil during the latter part of his reign. His own son
Absalom and his trusted friend Ahithophel turned against him.
David and his Kingdom for Little Kids
map shows the entire kingdom of Israel when David was king!
Before David was king, he was a young shepherd boy from Bethlehem that had
great faith in the Lord. God used David to defeat the Philistine giant named
Goliath, with only a sling and a stone! Saul, the king before David, became
very jealous because he knew that God was protecting David and that all of
Israel loved him.
When Saul died, David was crowned king of Israel, and his kingdom would grow
to be more than two times as big! David first conquered the city of
Jerusalem, and then he took over all of the land east of the Jordan River
within the dotted blue lines on the map.
King David was known for being a strong warrior and mighty leader, but he
also made many sinful mistakes. Even though David sinned, God still
described him as a man after God's own heart and used him in great and