It's not difficult to know! Again and again the Psalms tell us where it was!
It was in the MIDDLE of the City!
For example, in Psalm 116 the Psalmist says where he will offer his thanksgiving and worship and pay his vows (vv.17-19)...'in the courts of the Lord's house, in the MIDDLE of you, O Jerusalem.'
The City of David at that time was on the neck of land near the Gihon Spring, the site where David had erected his temporary tent for the Ark of the Covenant, the site known through the ages as HaMakom, THE PLACE. (It's visible in the above 1910 aerial photo of Jerusalem, as the neck of land south of the alleged Temple Mount enclosure).
The Hebrew word TAVEK clearly means midst, middle or centre as the following few scriptures (among many) attest...
Joshua 8:22, Ezekiel 48:15, Numbers 35:5, 1 Kings 3:20
The Temple was not outside the city—The City of David—it was WITHIN it, as its heart. Not on the alleged ‘Temple Mount’ but as the centre-piece of the City of David at the site known throughout the Bible as HaMakom—THE PLACE.
Read the enthralling story of HaMakom in 'THE PLACE, HaMakom; where Jerusalem's temples stood.'
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