Excerpt from The Life of David, King of Israel Nearly three thousand years ago, there lived in Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, a very good man, whose name was Jesse. He had eight sons. His youngest son was called David, and he was born in the year of the world 2919, that is, 1085 years before the Lord Jesus Christ was born. But before I begin the history of David, I will describe Bethlehem. It was built on a hill, six miles south of Jerusalem. On the western and southern sides, higher hills rose above it. On the rthern and eastern sides, was a deep green valley. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.