Mount Zion is an uplifting leap 3000 years back in time, and home to several locations with immense spiritual importance. These include the location of Jesus’ “last supper”, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, and the Dormition Abbey, which is said to be the final resting place of Mary. The Armenian church of Mount Zion is said to be the location of the house of Caiaphas, who was the Jewish high priest during the time of Jesus, and where Jesus was arrested and taken to trial, where his fate to be crucified was sealed. But there is one particular location which is sacred to all three religions.
According to the belief of the 3 faiths, the tomb of King David is located on Mount Zion, and members of all faiths from all around the world visit it during all hours of the day. King David was the one to conquer Jerusalem and turn it into the capital of the Israeli kingdom; he is the father of a dynasty of kings of several nations in the world, an ancestor of Jesus Christ to Christianity, and a prophet to Islam.
King David in Islam
In Islam, King David is recognized as a prophet, a lawgiver and a messenger of the lord, as well as king of the united kingdom of Israel.
One thing the Quran tells us about David is how the lord had taught him the art of armor crafting;
“We favoured David with excellence, (and commanded): “O mountains and birds, glorify the greatness of God with him.” And We made iron pliable for him. “Make long coats of mail,” (We said), “and fix their links, and do the right. I surely see whatsoever you do.” — Quran, surah 34 (Saba), ayat 10-11
The Quran also tells of how The Lord had given King David the Zabur, which is believed to be the book of Psalms , constantly being read by those who visit Mount Zion. That same book is also very commonly used by Jews as a prayer book, with somewhat cultural siginificance to modern age Hebrew poetry.
Jesus’ Last Days In Jerusalem
Mt Zion is extremely holy to Christians all over the world. These include the location of Jesus’ “last supper”, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, and the Dormition Abbey (which is said to be the final resting place of Mary, Jesus’ mother). The Armenian church of Mt. Zion is said to be the location of the house of Caiaphas, who was the Jewish high priest during the time of Jesus, and this is from where Jesus was arrested and taken to trial, where his fate to be crucified was sealed.
Regardless of your faith, you will see Mount Zion is one of the most outstanding and remarkable places in the Old City of Jerusalem, and not just historically…