Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Name Day, David! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor David.  Happy name day, David!
The name David is of Hebrew origin and means "beloved".  David is one of the most remarkable personalities in the Scriptures - he was a a shepherd, musician, poet, soldier, statesman, prophet, and king.  He wrote about half of the Psalms and very likely composed music for them as well.  He is the only David mentioned in the Bible; his name occurs there more than a thousand times.  

Today there are variants of the name in almost every language.  Saint David is the patron saint of Wales.  In Scotland, David was a royal name.