King David's Tomb - Jerusalem, Israel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 31° 46.311 E 035° 13.753
36R E 711105 N 3517310
Quick Description: One of the holiest sites for Jews is the building on Mount Zion known as the Tomb of King David — the celebrated Old Testament warrior king of Israel who is traditionally credited with composing many of the Psalms.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 9:33:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMMPJA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
According to the Hebrew Bible, David was the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BCE, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BCE, and his reign over the United Kingdom of Israel c. 1002–970 BCE.

The tomb of King David is a large cenotaph-sarcophagus situated in a ground floor corner of the remains of the former Hagia Zion, a Byzantine church. Older Byzantine tradition dating to the 4th century identified the location as the Cenacle of Jesus and the original meeting place of the Christian faith. The building is now part of the Diaspora Yeshiva.

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Bible verse: 1 Samuel 21:11 But the servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Isn’t he the one they sing about in their dances: “‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?”

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