Among the most famous sections in the Books of Psalms in the Bible are chapters 120 – 134, which all begin with the words, “A song of ascents.”

Attributed to King David, these Psalms were sung by the Jewish pilgrims as they journeyed to the Holy Temple, which stood atop the Temple Mount (Mount Moriah).

However, perhaps the opening words of these Psalms can help us more deeply understand the physical pilgrimage experience in Jerusalem thousands of years ago.

City of David: Bringing the Bible to Life is a series of short videos highlighting archeological discoveries relating to the City of David – the place where Jerusalem began – affirming Jerusalem’s Biblical heritage.

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Video credit: Gil Mezuman & City of David Archives