Dovid is anointed
There came a time when a new king was
It was going to be one of Yishai’s sons. Yishai
brought 6 sons with him even though he had
seven. This was because Dovid the youngest
son was in the field seeing to the sheep.
Yishai was told by Shmuel ‘bring your youngest
son to me’. When Dovid arrived Shmuel told
him ‘You will be the next king because you are
quiet and good in Torah knowledge’.
To prove that Dovid was to be the next king he
was anointed with Shemen Hamishka.
When Shaul finds out
When Shaul found out that his kingdom
was going to be taken from him he was
His servants tried to think of a way to
make him happier.
Eventually they came up with the idea
that music would cheer him up.
Why they chose Dovid
They thought that the music of the harp
would be best and it would help if the
person has good Torah knowledge.
They picked Dovid. It was working!
Every time Dovid played to Shaul he
became happy but when Dovid stopped
Shaul went right down in the dumps
Here comes Goliath and the
As Shaul was unhappy the Plishtim decided it would be a
good time to attack Israel.
They sent down their giant Goliath with a servant in front
of him dressed heavily in armour.
Goliath tried to make a deal with the Jews. He would
fight one Jewish soldier. If he won the Jewish people
would be his slaves and if he lost the Plishtim would be
the Jews slaves.
Goliath came every morning and evening so the Jews
could not daven Shema because he knew that when they
said the Shema the Jews were close to Hashem and he
would help them with their fight.
Dovid is sent to his brothers in
Dovid three eldest brothers went into the
army to help fight the Plishtim.
After 30 days Yishai sent Dovid to give
his brothers food, make sure they were
all right and out if they had signed a Get.
When Goliath marched in towards the
army Dovid thought that maybe Shaul
would let him fight.
After a lot of hesitation Shaul agreed.
Preparation for the battle
Shaul tried to make sure that Dovid had
as much armour as Goliath and if
The problem was Dovid could not walk in
the armour so he went to war with no
armour on and just a stick, a sling
around his arm and five stones hidden.
Dovid vs Goliath
When Goliath saw Dovid he laughed.
‘You think I am a dog to whom you take a stick and throw
it at? I pray that my god will destroy you.’
With these words leprosy started appearing all over his
When Goliath looked around to see what was happening,
Dovid took the opportunity. He reached into his pocket
pulled out a stone and fired it with his sling.
The stone hit Goliath in the only unprotected spot, a hole
in the armour on his forehead, he died and the Jews won