In Shmuel Bet 2:1, Dovid asks God which city he should go to and God tells him to go to Hebron. What is the reason he is told to go to that city specifically? I have seen commentaries explain that it was a big and important city; I'm looking for a conceptual or symbolic reason that it had to be Hebron.

וַיְהִי אַחֲרֵי כֵן וַיִּשְׁאַל דָּוִד בַּיהֹוָה | לֵאמֹר הַאֶעֱלֶה בְּאַחַת עָרֵי יְהוּדָה וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה אֵלָיו עֲלֵה וַיֹּאמֶר דָּוִד אָנָה אֶעֱלֶה וַיֹּאמֶר חֶבְרֹנָה

And it was after this, that David enquired of the Lord saying, "Shall I go up into one of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up." Said David, "Where shall I go up?" And He said, "To Hebron."

( Chabad translation )

  • zohar1:79b, 2:31a – user6641 Sep 18 '14 at 20:41
  • Uppps, sorry I might have corrected the spell of the name of the king to something unwanted (but now do not know how to revert this). – Gottfried Sep 20 '14 at 20:17

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