David Defeats the Philistines in the Valley of Rephaim

2 Samuel 5; 23:13-17 ; 1 Chronicles 11:15-19; 14:10-17 Soon after David became king over all Israel, the Philistines sent forces into the central hill country to find David. No doubt their intent was to keep the newly unified nation of Israel from becoming too powerful under David’s rule and to ensure their own power […]