HebronHebron - The first capital of Israel was Hebron.  Also called Kiriath-arba.  It was the place where Abraham built his first altar to the Lord (Gen 13:18), where his wife, Sarah, died (Gen 23:2) and also where his son, Isaac, died (Gen 35:27-28).  When David was anointed king, he went to Hebron:


"In the course of time, David inquired of the Lord, 'Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?' he asked.

The Lord said, 'Go up.'

David asked, 'Where shall I go?'

'To Hebron,' the Lord answered." (2Samuel 2:1, NIV)


And when he became king, the people hailed him at Hebron:


"All the cities of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, 'We are your own flesh and blood.  In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns.  And the Lord said to you, "You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler."'" (2Samuel 5:1-2, NIV)