BAR 38:06, Nov/Dec 2012
Is T1 David’s Tomb?
A hundred years ago, Raymond Weill excavated this site in the City of David and believed it to be the Judahite kings’ tombs. Was he right?
“Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the City of David.”
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.