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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

City of David,

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a section in the southern part of Jerusalem, embracing Mount Zion, where a fortress of the Jebusites stood. (See JEBUS). David reduced the fortress, and built a new palace and city, to which he gave his own name (1 Chronicles 11:5). Bethlehem, the native town of David, is also called, from that circumstance, the city of David (Luke 2:11).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'City of David,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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