David, City of

David, City of

The name given to the part of Jerusalem that was the Jebusite city after its capture by David (2Sam 5). This oldest part of Jerusalem was located in the southeastern part of present-day Jerusalem. David’s son and successor, Solomon, expanded the city to the north, where he constructed a large platform on which he built the Temple and other elaborate royal buildings (1Kgs 6-7). After Solomon the city grew farther to the north and to the west on the hill today identified as Mt. Zion.

2Sam 5

David Anointed King of All Israel
1Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh.2For some time, while Saul ... View more

1Kgs 6-7

Solomon Builds the Temple
1In the four hundred eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Isr ... View more

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