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dʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-Jerusalem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jerusalem, capital of Israelnoun

    capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel; it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom


  1. Jerusalemnoun

    Ancient city of Palestine and the current capital of Israel; a holy city for Judaism (Temple of Solomon and the capital of the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judeah), Christianity (Christ's crucifixion and resurrection), and Islam (Muhammad's ascension to heaven).

    Etymology: From Ierusalem, Hierusalem, from Latin Hierosolyma, from Ἰερουσαλήμ, from ירושלים, from Western Semitic (attested in Ancient Egyptian), compound of Semitic *uru 'house, town' and *salim either 'peace' or 'Shalim, Canaanite goddess of twilight'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jerusalemnoun

    the chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ

    Etymology: [Gr. 'Ieroysalh`m, fr. Heb. Yrshlaim.]


  1. Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such, and one of the oldest cities in the world. It is located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea. It is Israel's largest city in both population and area, if East Jerusalem is included, with a population of 801,000 residents over an area of 125.1 km². Jerusalem is also a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE. In 1538, walls were built around Jerusalem under Suleiman the Magnificent. Today those walls define the Old City, which has been traditionally divided into four quarters—known since the early 19th century as the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters. The Old City became a World Heritage site in 1981, and is on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond its boundaries.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jerusalem

    the capital of Palestine, holy city of the Jews, belonged originally to the Jebusites, but was captured by David and made his capital; a strong place, built on four hills 2000 ft. above the Mediterranean, enclosed within walls and protected nearly all round by deep valleys and rising grounds beyond; it has been so often besieged, overthrown, and rebuilt that the present city stands on rubbish heaps, the ruins of ancient structures.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. jerusalem

    A celebrated city of Syria, the capital of the ancient Judæa and the modern Palestine. This city was called Salem in 1913 B.C.; its king was slain by Joshua, 1451 B.C. It was taken by David, 1048 B.C., who dwelt in the fort, calling it the City of David. Jerusalem was taken by the Persians in 614; retaken by the emperor Heraclius, 628; by the Saracens, 637; and by the Crusaders, when 70,000 infidels were put to the sword; taken by Saladin, 1187; by the Turks, who drove away the Saracens, 1217 and 1239. It was held by the French under Bonaparte, February, 1799.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Jerusalem

    Expresses the Hebrew for “habitation of peace.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jerusalem in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jerusalem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Jerusalem in a Sentence

  1. Robert Palladino:

    It does not signal a change of U.S. policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties.

  2. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin:

    The protesters, in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society, the pain of a community crying out over a sense of discrimination, racism, and of being unanswered.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said. Israel prepared enthusiastically Sunday for the formal embassy opening with a gala party at its Foreign Ministry that included President Trump daughter, Jared Kushner and other U.S. officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told revelers that Trump's December declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do. Thank you, President President Trump, for your bold decision. Thank you for making the alliance between Israel and the United States stronger than ever.

  4. Hatem Abdul Qader:

    What's happening today is a renewal of Israeli arrogance and recklessness, jerusalem is now a military base, sons of Jerusalem are now banned from entering the Old City.

  5. Eitan Perry:

    In Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Jerusalem's such a political atmosphere. What we're trying to do hasn't been done before on such a scale by a professional club and it's working, we have kids from settlements coming together with Arab players from East Jerusalem.

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