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Map of Old Israel and the Tribes

While reigning as king of Israel, David founded the City of David in Jerusalem and built fortifications to hold the city against enemies.  David defeated the Philistines, the strongest of Jerusalem's neighbors, to expand the empire.  King David defeated other neighbors such as the Moabites, the Edomites, the Ammonites, and the Arameans.  Although the wars started as defensive battles for the Israelites, they conquered these tribes to further expand the empire.

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