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King David’s Tomb

King David’s Tomb is a site considered by many to be the burial place of biblical king David. However, majority of historians and archaeologists do not consider the site to be the actual resting place of King David.

The site of King David’s burial is unknown, though the Jewish Bible and the Old Testament locate it southwards, in the City of David near Siloam.

We know from the bible that some of the kings were buried in a place called the Garden of Uzza- but its location was not identified to this day.

In the 4th century CE, he and his father Jesse were believed to be buried in Bethlehem.

The idea that David was entombed on what was later called Mount Zion dates to the 9th century CE.

The tomb is located in the remains of a structure is believed to possibly late Roman-era synagogue.

Due to Israeli Jews being unable to reach holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Jordanian control part of Jerusalem, the Tomb of David was considered the holiest Jewish site in Israel.

The roof of the building, was coveted for its views of the Temple Mount which is the holiest site in Judaism.

Thus became a symbol of prayer and yearning.

We may never know if this is or is not King David’s Tomb, what what we can say for sure is that the tomb has become a holy site.

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