Category Archives: Jerusalem

City of David, Balanced Article

Israel Finkelstein takes a good middle ground in this article about the City of David, the southern ridge of the old city of Jerusalem. For example, he notes that Palestinian claims that there was never a Temple are rejected by … Continue reading

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Travel to Israel

On one of my trips to Israel, I think it was in 2005, we kept running into Nigerian groups. Our tour guide explained that Nigeria’s Muslims had demanded of the government a once in a lifetime, government-paid pilgrimage to Mecca. … Continue reading

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The Center of the World

In Biblical theology, Jerusalem is the place where God chose for his name to dwell, forever hallowed (see Deut 12:5 for the origins of this doctrine which is fleshed out in the Psalms and prophets). In my work with MJTI … Continue reading

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