Biblical Archaeology Review 38:6, November/December 2012

Is T1 David’s Tomb?

By Jeffrey R. Zorn

“Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the City of David.”

(1 Kings 2:10)

According to the Book of Kings, most of David’s immediate successors down through Ahaz were also buried in the City of David.a

The City of David, a 12-acre site, is well established as the earliest settlement of Jerusalem and the extent of the city in David’s time down through the next 250 years. It is a relatively small ridge south of today’s Temple Mount.

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