The above is a relief map of Jerusalem at the time of King David.
The proposition is a simple one.
You are the King and you have just captured the area surrounding the only
source of fresh water in the area. This is "The City of David" around point "3".
Your city is protected on three sides by steep ravines and only on the North
are you vulnerable to attack. At point "4" there is a strategic hill.
1) Do you build a fortress there to protect your northern flank?
2) Do you build a Temple there to worship your God?
3) Where would you build your Temple?
But point "4" is the site of the "Temple Mount".
Michael S. Sanders