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Norman J. Barlow, “David, King,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 1:359-360.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “KnoWhy OTL23A — How Does the Story of David’s Loyalty to Saul Apply in Our Day?” The Interpreter Foundation website, 14 June 2018.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “KnoWhy OTL22A — What Was the Religious Role of Music in the Life and Times of David?” The Interpreter Foundation website, 12 June 2018.
Richard G. Ellsworth, “The Tragic Dimensions of Saul,” Ensign, June 1990.
Taylor Halverson, “‘The Lord Looketh on the Heart.’ 1 Samuel 9-11; 13; 15-17,” The Interpreter Foundation website, 17 November 2013.
Stephen D. Ricks and John J. Sroka, “King, Coronation, and Temple: Enthronement Ceremonies in History,” in Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism, ed. Donald W. Parry (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, Utah: FARMS, 1994), 236-271.