Background Information Old Testament New Testament New Testament (cont.) Gentile Period
1-Biblical Jerusalem 16-Salem, Jebus 33-Ashlar Stones 51-Bethesda Pool 60-Ecce Homo
2-History of Jerusalem 17-Milo, Jebusite Wall 34-Temple Mount 52-Holy Sepulcher 61-Roman Inscription
3a-Map of Today's City 18-Gihon Springs 35-NE of End of Wall 53-Garden Tomb 62-Cardo Maximus
3b-The Four Quarters 19-City of David 36-SE End of Wall 54-Fort Antonia 63-Roman Road
3c-Photos 20-David's Palace 37-Western Wall 55-Phasael Tower 64-Nea Church
3d-Silwan 21-Temple Mount 38-West Wall Tunnel 56-Struthion Pool 65-Al Aqsa Mosque
4-The Walls Today 22-Solomon's Walls 39-Mikvah, Ritual Baths 57-Gethsemane 66-Dome of the Rock
5-The Gates Today 23-Solomon's Quarries 40-The Large Mikvah 58-Tombs in Hinnom 67-Temple Mount
6-Archaeology Periods 24-Broad Wall 41-Wilson's Arch 59-Jerusalem Tombs 68-Saint Anne's Church
7-Archaeology History 25-Hezekiah's Tunnel 42-Warren's Gate   69-Sultan's Pool
8-Old Ancient Core 26-Middle Gate 43-Barclay's Gate   70-Citadel
9-Kidron Valley 27-Nehemiah's Wall 44-Robinson's Arch   Miscellaneous
10-Central Valley Hasmonean 45-Western Wall Street   Archaeological Finds
11-Hinnom Valley 28-Walls and Towers 46-Western Wall Shops   Jason's Tomb
12-Mount of Olives 29-Aqueduct 47-South Temple Wall   Lazarus' Tomb
13-Mount Moriah 30-Acra 48-Archaeology Park   Tomb of David
14-Western Hill Mt Zion 31-Temple Mount 49-Siloam Road   Via Dolorosa
15-Ophel 32-Tombs in Kidron 50-Siloam Pool    
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Jerusalem 101 - an introduction to the city of Jerusalem

Jerusalem 101 is an introduction to the city of Jerusalem. This information is available in a 250 page book by Galyn Wiemers called "Jerusalem: History, Archaeology and Apologetic Proof of Scripture." This book is available upon request by sending a shipping address to gw@generationword.com. The entire book is available online as a .pdf here.

The layout of the the modern city and the ancient city will be studied. The important sites will be highlighted and photographed. In addition, archaeological discoveries both old and new will be included in this introduction.

Click on the lessons above to learn more about a location of Jerusalem.

Map of Jerusalem - quarters

Jerusalem is mentioned in Egyptian documents as Rushalimum in 1900 BC around the time of Abraham. In the 1300’s Jerusalem is called Urusalim in the el-Armarna letters. In the Assyrian documents of Sennacherib from the 600’s BC it is called Uruslimmu. The Hebrews called it Yerushalem.

The name Jerusalem is a compound word from “yrw” and “slm” which would mean “Foundation of Shalem”. Shalem was one of the “beautiful and gracious gods” of Ugaritic mythology. The ancient word “yrw” appears in Job 38:6 as “cornerstone”, “bases” or “foundation”. The very ancient word “Shalem” is the Canaanite name of this city Jerusalem in Abraham’s day when it says in Genesis 14:18: “Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High.” Before David took the city it was occupied by the Jebusites and Jerusalem was called Jebus at that time. (Information from The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological excavations in the Holy Land, Ephraim Stern, Editor, The Israel Exploration Society and Carta, Jerusalem, Simon and Schuster, 1993, Vol. 2, page 698)

 
 

 

JERUSALEM: HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND
APOLOGETIC PROOF OF SCRIPTURE

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