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dʒɪˈru sə ləm, -zə-jerusalem
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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
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'.
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.]
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
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
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
Expresses the Hebrew for “habitation of peace.”
The numerical value of Jerusalem in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Jerusalem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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Since much of the epicenter of this round of violence has been in and around the Old City, it has increased their vulnerability, i think it's safe to say there are more Christian Palestinians in Chicago today than there are in Jerusalem.
On completion of the excavations at Shu?fat, it is quite evident that there was a thriving settlement in the Jerusalem area in ancient times. Thousands of years later, the buildings uncovered are of a standard that would not fall short of Jerusalem’s architecture, this discovery represents a highly significant addition to our research of the city and the vicinity. Apart from the pottery, the fascinating flint finds attest to the livelihood of the local population in prehistoric times: Small sickle blades for harvesting cereal crops, chisels and polished axes for building, borers and awls, and even a bead made of carnelian (a gemstone), indicating that jewelry was either made or imported.
What a glorious day for Israel, we are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay.
We are sitting here in Jerusalem, but our thoughts are focused on what is happening in Lausanne. There is yet to be a clear picture of what is happening there, and reports are contradicting, but we are of course greatly concerned by the possibility that Iran would achieve nuclear capabilities, a nuclear Iran is not only a threat to Israel, naturally we are worried as they call from the podium of the United Nations for Israel's end. Despite this, I have no doubt that under the leadership of the American President, members of Congress and the Senate, it is possible to stop every evil in the world.
Move your embassies to Jerusalem because it's the right thing to do, move your embassies to Jerusalem because it advances peace, and that's because you can't base peace on a foundation of lies.
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