Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Land of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, was situated in the very heart of Judea, in the territory allotted to the tribe of Benjamin. According to the earliest Jewish traditions Jerusalem is directly identified with the ancient Salem that the biblical Melchizedek, … Continue reading

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Easton’s Bible Dictionary – Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Called also Salem, Ariel, Jebus, the “city of God,” the “holy city;” by the modern Arabs el-Khuds, meaning “the holy;” once “the city of Judah” (2 Chronicles 25:28). This name is in the original in the dual form, and … Continue reading

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Overview – First Century Jerusalem

      Jerusalem’s Name. The etymology of the name Jerusalem is not certain; it is apparently of Semitic origin. An Egyptian notice from the third quarter of the nineteenth century B.C. mentions Urusalimum. The Assyrians called it Ursalimmu. Modern … Continue reading

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