The story of the love between Jonathan and David is recorded in 1 and 2 Samuel in the Bible. These two young men became the closest of friends, and remained so even when Jonathan’s father, King Saul, drove David from his court. When Jonathan and Saul were slain, David mourned for Jonathan with these words:
“O Jonathan, in your death I am stricken,
I am desolated for you, Jonathan, my brother.
Very dear to me you were,
your love to me more wonderful
than the love of a woman.”