Golden Jerusalem

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2004 - Science - 335 pages
Jerusalem is a holy and magical city. It was the Golden Jerusalem of King David and the wise King Solomon, the Golden Jerusalem of Jesus and the cradle of Christianity, as well as Islam's third holiest site. Har-El demonstrates the dynamic interrelationship and historical process between man, landscape, geographical conditions, conquests, culture and religion.

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Contents

Chapter II
57
Bethesda
78
Chapter III
89
Chapter IV
167
Chapter V
185
Chapter VI
191
Chapter VII
259
Chapter VIII
279
Chapter IX
319
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Page 122 - And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
Page 222 - In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water ; whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
Page 89 - And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
Page 159 - For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs : "But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven...
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Page 124 - And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD. without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
Page 313 - And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in •the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
Page 10 - And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul...
Page 242 - As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you ; And ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

About the author (2004)

Professor Menashe Har-El, winner of the Israel Prize in 2002 is a historical geographer and among the elite researchers of Jerusalem. Golden Jerusalem is a culmination of research and teaching on the geography and history of the Land of Israel at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University during a period of almost fifty years. In the course of his investigative activities, Professor Har-El has been awarded many prizes in Jerusalem and in Israel, among them: Ben Zvi Prize (1969) for his book Sinai Journeys The Route of the Exodus; David Yellin Jerusalem Prize (1972) for his books This is Jerusalem and Travels in the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea; Jabotinsky Prize (2000) for his book The Historical Geography of the Land of Israel and Israel Prize for Land of Israel Studies (2002).

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