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Have they found King David's palace?

In what might be a profound discovery, an Israeli archeologist has found the site of a great complex of buildings which may be the house of King david from the bible.

Not suprisingly she just followed the descriptions of its site from the bible, and there it was....

A good read..


King David was a fierce and terrible warrior, yet a great poet. He was a spiritual man, but also humanly imperfect, a sinner. Anointed and beloved by God, this leader was a shrewd and relentless politician, but also a kind-hearted and benevolent statesman. He was a ruthless empire builder, yet was often compassionate, and humble; he cared for his people.


The book of 2Samuel (5:9) states that, after he conquered Jerusalem, King David made it his capital. "David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the supporting terraces inward." (NIV) At the same time, the Phoenician King Hiram of Tyre offered to build him a palace fit for an emperor. (2Samuel 5:11, 1Chronicles 14:1)

It was in this same palace that, "David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful... [and her name was] Bathsheba..." (2Samuel 11:2, NIV)

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The discovery of the location of the palace of King David is of extreme importance to our understanding of ancient Jerusalem. We now have tangible remains of the place where the most famous king in history once lived.

In fact, we know quite a bit about this palace from the Bible. It was a house of cedars (1Chronicles 17:1), built by Phoenician builders (2Samuel 5:11 & 1Chronicles 14:1) who used the cedars of Lebanon and developed a distinct style of stone masonry.
By netchicken: posted on 6-8-2005

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