David a frequent name in early Christian history. SEE DABIUS.
1. One of the four luminaries of the Barbeliot system. SEE DADES.
2. A bishop of the 5th century. About 440 he carried a letter from Leo the Great to the bishop of Malllitania; and is praised by the pope.
3. A deacon, and treasurer of the Church of Edessa, was one of the witnesses produced by the presbyters against Ibas: before Photius of Tvre. His testimony was rejected by the judges.
4. This is a common form of the Irish Dabi, Moeli. etc. The most famous of the name was David, called sometimes "Legate of all Ireland," who succeeded St. Dubhlthach as bishop of Armagh in 548. He died in 550.
5. A martyr, together with three boys, is commemorated June 25.
6. Of Thessalonica, is commemorated June 26.
7. King of Ethiopia, commemorated September 7.
8. King of the Jews, commemorated variously September 30 (Cal. Armen.); December 19 (Cal. Ethiop.); December 29 (Mart. Rom. Vet.).
9. Commemorated with Constantine, October 2.