King James Bible

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David City of

(1.) David took from the Jebusites the fortress of Mount Zion. "He "dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David" (1 Chr." 11:7). This was the name afterwards given to the castle and "royal palace on Mount Zion, as distinguished from Jerusalem" "generally (1 Kings 3:1; 8:1), It was on the south-west side of" "Jerusalem, opposite the temple mount, with which it was" connected by a bridge over the Tyropoeon valley. "(2) Bethlehem is called the "city of David" (Luke 2:4, 11), because it was David's birth-place and early home (1 Sam. 17:12).

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