The City of David ✡ “But David Captured The Stronghold Of Tzion” – Israel365

But David captured the stronghold of Tzion;
it is now the City of David

II Samuel 5:7 (The Israel Bible™)

וַיִּלְכֹּד דָּוִד אֵת מְצֻדַת צִיּוֹן הִיא עִיר דָּוִד
Hear the verse in Hebrew

va-yil-KOD da-VID AYT m’-tzu-DAT tzi-YON HEE EER da-VID

The City of David

Once the entire Nation of Israel united behind King David, he was able to conquer the holy city of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) from the pagan Jebusites, and to rule there for thirty-three years. His palace was located in the City of David, just outside the present walls of the Old City of Yerushalayim. After fifteen years of archaeological excavations at this site, a Canaanite fortress dating back to the eighteenth century BCE was uncovered. This impressive structure is the largest fortress to have been discovered in Israel from before the time of King Herod. It protects the Gichon spring where Shlomo (Solomon) was anointed king (I Kings 1:38), making it possible to access the spring only from within the city of Yerushalayim. As this verse describes, when King David entered the city he conquered the “stronghold of Tzion” from the Jebusites, quite possibly referring to this very fortress discovered thousands of years later. Visitors to modern day Yerushalayim can visit this site and be inspired by seeing first hand evidence of the truth of the Bible. Hundreds of inspirations Bible verses and lessons await you in the Israel365 Daily Inspirationsdevotional. 

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 33 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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