Posts tagged with ‘Jerusalem’

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What is going on in the world?

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Do you ever wonder what is going on in the world? Why is Jerusalem such a problem for so many people? This is one reason to read the Bible. The Bible tells the story of the Jewish people and helps to make sense of what is going on in the world today and gives us […]

Twelve Years Old

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There are certain days and periods of the year which every boy or girl particularly remembers. In just the same way a Jewish child counted the months and days to particular times and seasons. Every Sabbath day marked a complete rest from labour or school; every new moon was marked by a similar rest, by […]

The Olivet Prophecy – Part 2

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I have been considering the Olivet Prophecy that Jesus spoke to his disciples in the final week of his life. If we recall from the previous post, Jesus wanted to re-direct the disciples’ attention from the magnificence and beauty of structures (the temple) and show them that God, the Father was not as interested in buildings […]

Jerusalem: a glorious future

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The Bible clearly speaks of Jerusalem as a city with a remarkable past, a tumultuous present and a glorious future.  Jerusalem was the capital city of the great king David and his son Solomon, who reigned over God’s people, Israel in Old Testament times. In fact, it was the LORD that chose Jerusalem as the city […]

Jerusalem: Holy City

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The city of Jerusalem is unusual in that it is a important city for three major world religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. To the Jews it is their ancient capital city, the original site of their Temple and therefore the focal point of the worship of their God. For Christians it is the city where […]

Jerusalem in the past (part 2)

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At the time of the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ 582 years later, the city and whole nation were under the control of the Romans. Herod the Great ruled on behalf of the occupying Romans, he built a very large new temple on the site of the original Solomon’s temple. It is mentioned frequently […]

Jerusalem in the past (part 1)

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It is believed that the city of Jerusalem dates back to 2300BC when it was inhabited (under another name) by the Amorites and then the Hittites. It was then abandoned but is later referred to as Salem in the time of the King and Priest Melchizadek in Gen. 26, a contemporary of the patriarch Abraham. […]