With the passing of Saul and Jonathan in battle, the kingship devolved upon David as Samuel had foretold. As a result of prayer he proceeded to Hebron, where he was anointed "king over the house of Judah" by the Judeans themselves, reigning there for "seven years and six months" ( II Sam.
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