“Because you asked: Jerusalem is mentioned 142 times in the New Testament, and none of the 16 various Arabic names for Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran. But in an expanded interpretation of the Koran from the 12th century, one passage is said to refer to Jerusalem,” he said.
What does Jerusalem refer to in the Bible?
Jerusalem. A holy city for Jews (see also Jews), Christians (see also Christian), and Muslims; the capital of the ancient kingdom of Judah and of the modern state of Israel. The name means “city of peace.” Jerusalem is often called Zion; Mount Zion is the hill on which the fortress of the city was built.
How many times is Jerusalem mentioned in the Hebrew Bible?
Although Jerusalem (Hebrew: ירושלים) appears in the Hebrew Bible 669 times, it is not explicitly mentioned in the Pentateuch.
What is the difference between Zion and Jerusalem?
The Bible has two different ways of speaking about two objects of God’s love: Israel and Zion. Israel is masculine, and Zion/Jerusalem is feminine. The difference between the two is more visible in Hebrew which distinguishes masculine and feminine in the verbs as well as in the adjectives.
What are two other names for Jerusalem and why?
Early extra-biblical and biblical names
- Other biblical names.
Why is Jerusalem considered a holy city?
For Christians, Jerusalem is also the place where Jesus preached, died and was resurrected. Many also see the city as central to an imminent Second Coming of Jesus. Jerusalem is now a major pilgrimage site for Christians from around the world.
How many times has Jerusalem been destroyed?
During its long history, Jerusalem has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, attacked 52 times, and captured and recaptured 44 times.