“Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the City of David.”
(1 Kings 2:10)
According to the Book of Kings, most of David’s immediate successors down through Ahaz were also buried in the City of David.a
The City of David, a 12-acre site, is well established as the earliest settlement of Jerusalem and the extent of the city in David’s time down through the next 250 years. It is a relatively small ridge south of today’s Temple Mount.