Since the premise of the “temple mount” traditionalists is that David or Solomon
appended a large northerly acreage to the City of David/Jerusalem, in order to make way for the
temple and acropolis, this chapter clarifies the boundaries of the City of David/Jerusalem were
confined to the southeastern hill and not beyond. There are no sources which describe any edifice north
of the city until 134 B.C.”, while many sources describe the curved southeastern
hill as Mount Zion, the residence of the temple.
Biblical scriptures show (1) David built his palace in the City of David and resided there
until he died, (2) this palace was south of the Gihon Spring, and (3) the threshing floor of
Ornan/Araunah stood on the Ophel/Mount Zion, in the middle of the City of David/Jerusalem.
Again, there is no large, northerly extension described at all, excluding the Dome of the Rock as
a location for the temple.