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EWEN, David (Alexander) (1884 - 1957), Chairman of Directors, Sargood Son & Ewen Ltd, 1940

ALLEN, William Edward David (1901 - 1973), Chairman of David Allen & Sons Ltd, 1925–70; historian

The Charters of David I. The Written Acts of David I, King of Scots, 1124–53, and of his son Henry, Earl of Northumberland, 1139–52 G. W. S. Barrow

FERGUSON, David Gordon (1895 - 1969), Managing Director of Wilson Sons & Co. Ltd, 1945–58; Chairman of the British Coal Exporters Federation, 1952

SMITH, David John (1907 - 1976), JP Berkshire; Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire, 1959–75; Chairman W. H. Smith & Son (Holdings) Ltd, 1949–72, Director, since 1972; Director: W. H. Smith & Son Ltd, 1935–72; Lloyds Bank Ltd

McALPINE, Alfred (David) (1881 - 1944), JP; public works contractor; member of the firm Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons, 50 Pall Mall, SW1

David Robinson. Bandits, Eunuchs and the Son of Heaven: Rebellion and the Economy of Violence in Mid-Ming China. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. 2001. Pp. ix, 283. $40.00

TUPLIN, William Alfred (died 1975), Emeritus Professor of Applied Mechanics, Sheffield University, since 1969 (Professor of Applied Mechanics, and in charge of Post Graduate Dept of Applied Mechanics, 1951–68); formerly Chief Engineer David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd and Head of Engineering Research and Development, David Brown Group of companies


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It is claimed both in the gospels (Matt. 1: 17) and by Paul (Rom. 1: 3) that Jesus was descended from the royal house of David on the human side. But it is a title usually given to Jesus by those who are not members of the inner circle of disciples e.g. by the two blind men (Matt. 9: 27) and by a Gentile woman (Matt. 15: 22); Jesus is the Messiah of Israel but on the broader human rather than the political level. ‘Son of David’ must be complemented by the belief that he is also ‘*Son of God’, even if the affirmation is ironically put on the lips of mockers (Matt. 27: 40 and 43).

It was a Jewish belief (Pss. of Sol. 17: 21) that the Messiah would be descended from David, and this is cited as evidence of Jesus' Messiahship by Peter in Acts 2: 30–31 and in 2 Tim 2: 8, but the title was rarely used by the Church as it spread out into Gentile areas where Davidic Sonship would have negligible importance. Jesus himself appears to belittle the phrase in the controversy recorded in Mark 12: 35–7, possibly because it contained overtones which he repudiated; yet at the same time he goes on to argue that the Messiah is greater than King David. More probably this is a pericope which reflects Mark's situation rather than that of Jesus shortly before the crucifixion: the readers of the gospel are to recognize that Jesus' Messiahship is not only the fulfilment of Jewish hopes; he is the Lord of all. That is the force of quoting Ps. 110: 1 (a favourite Christian proof text) in Mark 12: 36. David, presumed in those days to have written the psalm, himself calls the Messiah ‘Lord’, so he must be more than David's Son. The verse significantly anticipates the Gentile centurion's expression at Mark 15: 39.

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