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The City of
Jerusalem


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*Why it Was Created

Isaiah 65:18 “But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing, and her people for gladness.”

*History of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, meaning foundation of peace, and called the "Center of the Earth" in Ezekiel 5:5 & 38:12, is never mentioned in the Qur’an and a Muslim Yakut in 1300 AD called Jerusalem the Jewish place of worship and Mecca the Muslim place of worship. Jerusalem has a current population of 747,600 (2010). Jerusalem is mentioned in:

Zion, another name for Jerusalem, is mentioned 154 times in the Old Testament and 7 times in the New Testament.

It was during 1967 six day war that Israel caught the West Bank from Jordan and the Gaza strip from Egypt. The West Bank had citizens of Jordan and the Gaza strip had citizens of Egypt. Palestinians did not exist before 1967. Before the nation of Israel was reborn in 1948, there was never a nation or people called Palestinians.

When Muhammad was born, Jerusalem was already 1600 years old and one of the most famous cities in the world. Zechariah’s predictions in Chapters 12 & 14 about the current strife of Jerusalem were made 2,500 years ago which was 200 years after Sargon the great.

*Hebrew & Greek

!lvWry, rarely !ylvWry Jerusalem meaning foundation of peace. Found on the confines of Judah and Benjamin. The chief city of Palestine and chief City of Israel after they took over the promised land and the Capital City of the nation of Judah after the split and is now the Capital of modern Israel. Called !lv Shalaim in Genesis 14:18 and Psalm 76:3. In Aramaic !lvWry Yarushlaim, !lvWry, layryŇ Yariel meaning established of God. Jerusalem was also the seat of central worship in the temple. Before Jerusalem it was a city of Canannite inhabited by Jebusites called Adonisedek meaning Lord of righteousness. It was later captured by Judah and first named Jerusalem in connexion with David. David took possession of it as king. It remained the capital until taken by Nebuchadrezzar in 588 B.C. Proper Noun, 3389; from the passive participle of hry to throw, shoot, cast, 3384, & !lv peace, 7999. 1/346, 31/CD, 37/CD, 42/CD.

@Ierosovluma, h", hJ and wn, tav Herosoluma translated Jerusalem meaning foundation of peace. 1) The former & current capital of Israel and current major city of Israel. 2) the heavenly Jerusalem mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Proper Noun, 2414; Of Hebrew origin !lvWry, 3389. Matthew 2:1. 2/200, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

@/Yx Zion meaning fortress or parched place. Highest on the hills on which Jerusalem was built, often times used as a name in place of Jerusalem. Mentioned 154 times in the Old Testament and 7 times in the New Testament, Siwn, 4622. Proper Noun: masculine singular, 6726; from root hyx to dry up. 2 Sam 5:7. 1/644; 3/107, back 44; 5/1089; 31/CD; 37/CD; 42/CD.

Siwn Sion which is Zion meaning fortress or parched place. 1) Highest on the hills on which Jerusalem was built, often times used as a name in place of Jerusalem. 2) by meton. refers to the entire nation of Israel, Rom 21:5. Mentioned 154 times in the Old Testament, @/Yxi, 6726; and 7 times in the New Testament, Siwn, 4622. Proper Noun: masculine singular, 4622. Matt 21:5. 2/367, 4/786, 5/893, 26/CD, 28/CD, 31/CD, 37/CD.

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