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RELATIONSHIP   TO   HISTORY  OF   JERUSALEM

    King David has an obvious relationship to the city of Jerusalem, also known as the “City of David.” After unifying
the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah into one kingdom, David established Jerusalem as the capital city. He built a
wall around the city and other fortifications, to protect it from outside invaders. David also transferred the Ark of the
Covenant, the most important religious artifact of the Jewish people, to the city. Being the capital of Israel and
containing the Ark, Jerusalem the political and religious core of Israel. David was directly responsible for all of this
taking place. David also constructed plans for a temple of Jerusalem, but was not permitted to build it. His son,
Solomon did however build the First Temple of Jerusalem.