The Tomb of David on Mount Zion

The Tomb of David King of Israel is located on Mount Zion outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. It is a Jewish holy site.

King David was the ruler of Judah and later on ruled over the Kingdom of Israel between approximately 1007 BC – 970 BC. He is considered a great king in Judaism, although not without fault. King David also plays a role in Christianity and is considered a prophet in the Islamic religion.

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Jews have been coming here for centuries to pray and to read from the book of Psalms (Tehilim in Hebrew) – which David is said to be the author of.

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The tomb itself is quite big and over it you will find an embroidered cloth on which the Hebrew words “David Melech Israel Hai Vekayam” are written. These words mean “David King of Israel is alive.” The site is a major attraction for Jewish people.

Did you know that there is a popular tourist site right above King David's Tomb on Mount Zion in Jerusalem? I'm sure you've heard of Da Vinci's famous painting "The Last Supper." Well, did you know that there is a "Last Supper" Room? Yes, there is - a second story room that symbolizes the “upper room” in which Jesus had his last supper (the Passover meal) with his disciples. Be sure to check it out while you're there.

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