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The David Tomb is a recent (mediaeval) site which could not be the actual burial place as King David was buried in the City of David which lies further east and south. As it is, the david tomb is strangely situated in the same crusader building that houses the Coenaculum. The constant trickle of Jewish pilgrims to the site increases significantly on the religious festival of Shavu'ot (pentecost), traditionally the anniversary of the death of King David.
King David Tomb
David Tomb is believed to be situated on Mount Zion near the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel.
According to the Hebrew Bible, David is supposed to be buried inside the City of David together with other Judean kings, but ancient tradition holds that he is buried in the structure adjacent to the Dormition Church in the misnamed by Christians Mount Zion Recent archeologic studies showed the original fortress conquered by David to not be on the modern so-called Mount Zion but elsewhere on Jerusalem. David Tomb has David's name on it, covered on beautiful clothes with crown-shaped ornaments placed on top of Torah scrolls - david tomb
King David's Tomb - Old Jerusalem
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History provides a third reason to identify this synagogue as Judeo-Christian in origin. It was probably built in the late first century, after the Romans had destroyed Jerusalem, a time when traditional Jews were not building synagogues in Jerusalem. Our author suggests that Judeo-Christians constructed this synagogue after their return to Jerusalem from Pella, in today's Jordan, where they had fled shortly before the Temple was destroyed by the Romans. They chose to build their synagogue on Zion III because they remembered this as the place where the last Supper occurred, where the apostles returned after witnessing the ascension of Jesus and when Peter delivered his sermon after the Holy Spirit had descended upon the apostles on Pentecost. The room immediately above the David Tomb is dedicated to the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and is called "Chapel of the Holy Spirit."
Behind the Palace of Caiphus stood the David Tomb which is a monument that marks the spot where David Tomb was located.
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King David's Tomb
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