Religion: Jerusalem

People may have different views about a belief or religion, but
often both sides see a place of importance to them in the same way.
Jerusalem has a religious importance for three religions. For Christians,
the city is the site of many of the events in the life of Jesus Christ.
For Jews, Jerusalem is the focus of their religious longing, the site of
their ancient Temple, and their historical capital. For Muslims the city
is their third holiest as the site from which Muhammad is said to have
risen to heaven, and the site of important mosques. As a pilgrimage for
three world religions Jerusalem is considered to be the holy city.
The importance of Jerusalem to Jews stretches back about ...

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it housed the Ark of the Covenant which Jews see as important to them
because it is a symbol of their freedom from slavery and the Covenant God
made with Moses, and allowed Jews to establish their promised land.
Jerusalem is considered by Jews as their holiest city. In 586 B.C.E., the
Babylonian, Nebuchadnezzar II destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple and
exiled the Jews to Babylonia. Fifty years later in 537 B.C.E., Cyrus the
Great of Persia conquered Babylonia and permitted the Jews to return to
Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple. ( Safdie, 1990, p.107)
Jerusalem is the holiest city for Jews because their Temple, their
place of worship was placed here until it was destroyed. Again when they
were allowed to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem they obviously had a
religious attachment to this city and that is why today it remains a holy
pilgrimage for Jews. Persia held Jerusalem until 333 B.C.E., when
Alexander the Great added Palestine to his empire. About 198 B.C.E, ...

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became the symbol of God’s promise to Israel and the
centre for Israel’s hope for the future. ( Peters, 1987, p. 135) This
shows how important the city of Jerusalem is to the Jewish religion and to
their existence. The importance of Jerusalem to the religion of Judaism
is quite evident, in addition to Judaism, Christianity also sees Jerusalem
as a holy pilgrimage for their religion.
Jerusalem for Christians is the site of many of the events in the
life of Jesus Christ, who is the Messiah for the Christian religion. From
the early fourth century, when Christianity became legal in the Roman
empire, Jerusalem developed as a centre of Christian pilgrimage. ( Bahat,
1989, p.230) When ...

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