King David is one of the more well-known figures in the Bible, and for good reason. He’s actually the most developed and complex character in the entire Old Testament. The amount of pages dedicated to telling his story (1 Sam 16 through 1 Kings 2) outnumber any other single person in the Bible except for Jesus (who has four entire books in the New Testament!). So, the question is a natural one to ask: Why does David get so much attention? Sure, he was an important king, but in terms of the overall storyline of the Bible, why is David such a big deal? Something about David captured the imagination of the biblical prophets and poets.