The most extraordinary site where one can feel the merging of biblical text with biblical archeology is Jerusalem’s City of David National Park. Although identified in the mid 19th century, many answers to biblical riddles still lay locked beneath its soil. Only recently, the Davidic palace foundations were discovered in a pre-existing Canaanite structure, illuminating the verse “David took the [Canaanite] stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David” (II Samuel 5:7). As one stands in this spot and gazes at the mountains in all directions, King David’s words come to life: “As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people, from this time forth and for ever” (Psalms 125:2).
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