Yesterday we visited Ir David in the ancient City of David. This area includes a number of excavated structures plus a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and a visit to the Pool of Siloam.
Solomon’s coronation is one of many biblical stories that occurred in this area. Though Solomon was known as a “Man of Peace” his reign began with a high-stakes plot from within the royal house. David’s then-oldest son, Adonijah, worked with Joab and a number of other officials to seize the throne before the aged, isolated, bed-ridden David could finalize his plans for the young Solomon’s succession.
The story is found in 1 Kings 1. The short video below summarizes the story and shows where it all happened.