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HISTORICAL KING DAVID. Excavated at Tel Dan in northern Galilee, the fragmented Tel Dan Stela contains the earliest mention of King David from a secure archaeological context. Dating from the ninth century B.C.E., the inscription is crucial extra-Biblical evidence for a historical King David. The phrase “House of David,” highlighted on this image, refers to the Davidic dynasty.