Ali Harad (1170 A.D.) states: “Beit Lahem (Bethlehem) is the name of the town where Jesus was born—peace be with him—and where there are the tombs of David and Solomon” (Archives de l’ Orient Latin I, Paris 1881, p. 605). Ibn Khaldun (14th century) writes in his history: “Then David, the prophet, died and was buried in Bethlehem” (F. Dunkel, Das Heilige Land 55 [1911], p. 25).