Very old Star of David on the Inner Wall of Jerusalem: Old City. The identification of the term "Star of David" or "Shield of David" with the hexagram shape dates to the 17th century. The term "Shield of David" is also used in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as a title of the God of Israel.
Tomb of Absalom, Jerusalem, Israel | Absalom was the 3rd son of David, King of Israel w/Maachah, daughter of Talmai, King of Geshur. He is described as the most handsome man in the kingdom. He rebelled against his father and was killed during the Battle of Ephraim Wood.
In 1993 a discovery was made at Tel Dan (at the foot of Mount Hermon) A large basalt stele - On this, thirteen lines of Aramaic script. The inscription was created by King Hazael of Aram-Damascus in about 825 BC, and it relates to his father, Hadad II, being victorious in battle against Jehosaphat (c. 860 BC). The most important aspect of the text, however, is that it specifically relates to Hadad defeating the "foot soldiers, charioteers and horsemen of the King of "the House of David."