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Jonathan and David

swore compact of love and mutual protection. [O.T.: I Samuel 18:1-3; 20:17]
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One Mishnah idealizes the love between David and Jonathan as the quintessential friendship:
Such as was the love of David and Jonathan (Avot 5:16).
You quote the friendship between biblical characters David and Jonathan, 1 Samuel 18,19 and 20.
It was formally opened last week at a private ceremony attended by David and Jonathan's parents.
"VERY PLEASANT hast thou been unto me," David laments for his fallen friend and possible lover Jonathan at the opening of the Bible's Second Book of Samuel; "thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women." The feeling was mutual, for the biblical narrator also records that Jonathan's soul "was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul." When King Saul's murderous jealousy causes his young rival David to flee the court, David and Jonathan suffer a poignant parting at which "they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded."
After all, 1 Samuel 18:1-4 notes rather coyly that David and Jonathan were more than just, ahem, friends.
62 The First and Second Books of Samuel (David and Jonathan)
DIMBLEBY brothers David and Jonathan go head-to-head on BBC and ITV for the Queen Mum's ceremonial procession, it was revealed yesterday.
David and Jonathan seemed to be connected by a mysterious force, disregarding the dangers looming over them.
The love of David and Jonathan, the relationship between David and Bathsheba, and David's great grief over the death of his son Absalom are the subjects of much later literature.
David and Jonathan were the kind of friends who could talk about anything together.