This synagogue and shrine is in the same building as the Cenacle. A cloth-covered cenotaph honors King David (who was ... More
King David's Tomb
This synagogue and shrine is in the same building as the Cenacle. A cloth-covered cenotaph honors King David (who was actually buried in the nearby City of David: I Kings 2:10). Probably his tomb was mistakenly located here during the Byzantine period, when Christians celebrated King David and James, the Hebrew and Christian founders of Jerusalem, on Mount Zion. The present building was erected in 1335 by the Franciscans. However, the floor dates back to the second century, when it may have been the "little church of God" mentioned by Epiphanius of Salamis. A nearby room houses an exhibit on the Psalms and is especially worth seeing.
The tomb was inside the King David Tower, and very close to the Wailing Wall also part of the Tower complex. It was free to get in. In the same building, and on a different floor from the King David Tomb was the Room of the Last Supper. Both places were excellent. The King David Tomb when touched gave a feeling of intense love. Praying there was wonderful. One visit was not enough. This is a Must Do while in Jerusalem.
very special experience. If you are anyway in the Old City then it's very easy to get to. Very holy spot for the Jewish people. While you are there; you can say Tehillim (PSALMS) which is one of his famous prayer books he wrote.
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