David, City of

David, City of [S]

  • David took from the Jebusites the fortress of Mount Zion. He "dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David" ( 1 Chronicles 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 Luke 2:11 ), because it was David's birth-place and early home ( 1 Samuel 17:12 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for David, City of". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .