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A-Z: General definitions: Jerusalem
DefinitionThe city on a hill (Mt. Zion) which King David captured and made the capital of Israel. It was the site of the Temple built by Solomon and of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Today it is still a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The two main cities mentioned in the Bible are Babylon and Jerusalem, where God was believed to dwell. The New Testament speaks of the New Jerusalem a heavenly city, where there will be no more death or pain.
In the Old Testament the second king of Israel, after Saul, anointed by Samuel to be king.
The Old Testament frequently refers to Israel as the Promised Land allocated to God's children. Prophecies refer to it as his chosen nation and the one out of which the Messiah would come.
Execution by nailing or binding a person to a cross.
The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ, meaning 'anointed one' or Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the Four Gospels.
Set apart, sacred.
1) In the Bible a member of the Hebrew race 2) Someone who belongs to the Jewish faith which believes in one God and the importance of Jewish Law.
Name originally given to disciples of Jesus by outsiders and gradually adopted by the Early Church.
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