Jerusalem existed longer before it became the City of David than it did as the capital of his kingdom. Contrary to the popular comparison of David choosing the city for his capital as the Founding Fathers chose the city of Washington, Jerusalem was a living city with centuries-old history. What do we know about that history? What do we know about its religion? How did it respond to the presence of the new people Israel? What happened to the people after it became part of Israel? What impact did these people have on the Bible?