King David Statue - King David's Tomb in Jerusalem

King David Statue - King David's Tomb in Jerusalem
King David reigned for 40 years in Jerusalem until his death. King David's tomb was built on Mount Zion - the site of the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples and Dormition abbey.

The King David statue is placed at the site believed to be the King David’s tomb, which is on Mount Zion. The entry to the Tomb of King David is through a courtyard - where the statue of King David is located. The entire complex has three simple rooms with wooden benches.

The hall at the entrance to the tomb of King David is used a synagogue; this is also the place believed by Christians to be where Jesus washed his disciples’ feet during the Last Supper.

King David's golden statue depicts King David in a royal cape playing his famous harp. The Old Testament mentions thatDavid played the harp to sooth King Saul:

“And it came to pass, when the evilspirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp and played with his hand;so Saul was refreshed and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him”
(1Samuel 16:22-23)

The statue of King David has beena source of dispute in  Jerusalem since the Ultra-OrthodoxJews demand the statue be moved since according to Jewish tradition, God prohibitedthe making of idle statues. The claim of those who wish to move the statue is thus that the statue of King David is improper in a holy site. 

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