How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

In the Bible, it's not uncommon for Jerusalem to be called "The City of David." In most English translations, the phrase "City of David" is found around 45 times. The first time this name for Jerusalem appears in Scripture is 2 Samuel 5:7 (cf. 1 Chr. 11:5). As the story goes, king David and his… Continue reading How Jerusalem Became “The City of David” – A Brief Explanation

Inscribed on the Palms of God (Isaiah 49:16)

In Isaiah 49:16 The Lord (Yahweh) says the following to Zion to show that he will not forget her: See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me (NIV). The word for "engrave" here means inscribe, write, or even carve into. It's the same word used in… Continue reading Inscribed on the Palms of God (Isaiah 49:16)