David, City of @ (1.) David took from the Jebusites the fortress of Mount Zion. He "dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David" ( 1Chronicles:11:7). This was the name afterwards given to the castle and royal palace on Mount Zion, as distinguished from Jerusalem generally (kjvKings:3:1; 8:1), It was on the south-west side of Jerusalem, opposite the temple mount, with which it was connected by a bridge over the Tyropoeon valley. (2) Bethlehem is called the "city of David" Luke:2:4Luke:2:11), because it was David's birth-place and early home ( 1Samuel:17:12).