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  • Jerusalem: A Comparative Analysis

    Religious spaces, characterized by Thomas Tweed, are “differentiated”, “kinetic” and “interrelated”. As a sacred city with spiritual significance in three religions, Jerusalem is depicted thoroughly and illustrated in the Hebrew Bible as one of the spaces Tweed defined. The biblical portrayal of Jerusalem emphasizes that the land was chosen by God and honored by Israelites, which differentiates it as a special, singular space; the description of Solomon’s Temple shows that Jerusalem is interrelated with secular forces as its temple is endued with royal, political and economic power, and the conquest, development and falling of the city illustrates that Jerusalem is a kinetic space that changes overtime. These characteristics demonstrated in the Old Testament all contribute to the sacredness and suffering of Jerusalem, and explain its significant role in the reign of God on the earth. In his essay “Space”, Tweed points out that a space…

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  • Mosaics: The Dome Of The Rock In Jerusalem

    The Dome of the Rock is one of the most sacred buildings for Muslims in Jerusalem and around the world. It’s situated in the heart of the old city, on the site of Solomon’s Temple and the second Temple. In early Islamic Jerusalem, the a number of members in the declined Jewish population of the city were once permitted to pray on Temple Mount (Peters 194). After the construction of the Dome of the Rock, however, the atmosphere of the area changed (Peters 194). Jews who were temporarily allowed…

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  • The Importance Of Space In The City Of Jerusalem

    The city of Jerusalem is a religious and holy space to many who live there or simply visit, but what about Jerusalem makes religious or holy in the first place? There are buildings with an empty meaning until it is labeled, buildings with an unacknowledged history that can or cannot be proven, and people confused with their purpose in life. Jerusalem has carried many of these characterizations and factors and yet no one truly understood how the religious and holy space was formed in the city.…

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  • John 7 Features Jesus Return To Galilee And Then To Jerusalem

    John 7: John 7 features Jesus ' return to Galilee and then to Jerusalem, following his adventures abroad in Chapter 6. In that chapter, the disciples were focused on heavily in the narrative – they will not be mentioned in this chapter. Instead, the focused is placed upon Jesus ' role in the world of Judea. The concept of Jesus ' hour features heavily in this chapter, as he is to be arrested twice, neither of them being successful attempts on account that it was not his time. Jesus '…

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  • 12: 25 Barnabas, Saul, And John Mark Return To Jerusalem

    12:25 Barnabas, Saul, and John Mark returned to Jerusalem. The Church Commissioned Paul and Barnabas 12:25-13:3 God’s Providence The Gospel’s inclusivity Panel Title: Seriously, Reaching the Ends of the Earth The Apostles had preached the Gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaritans. Now, the church, partially through the ministry of Paul, whom Acts provides plenty of evidence, is going to emphatically proclaim the inclusive Gospel to the Gentiles. Beginning with the church’s commission over…

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  • Dome Of The Rock

    Jerusalem is mainly associated with Jewish customs and being known as the birthplace of Judaism, but the city is also enriched with other religions like Christianity and Islam and influenced by the cultures of Christians and Muslims. One religious site that is entwined with all three of these religions is the Dome of the Rock located on the Temple Mount. The Dome of the Rock which was finished under Caliph ‘Abd al-Malik around 692 was not a mosque but a shrine. This structure is significant not…

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  • Zephaniah Research Paper

    Prophet Research Form: Zephaniah A. Settings 1. Political Situation – Evidence exists placing Zephaniah during the time of King Josiah who remained subservient to his Assyrian masters. The constant threat from the Scythians probably caused Josiah to remain attached to the Assyrians. Zephaniah believed these invaders to be the inflictors of YHWH’s punishment. Zephaniah proclaims the idolatry rampant in the temple, therefore, he must be in Jerusalem prior to Josiah’s “discovery” of the scroll.…

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  • The Importance Of The First Crusades

    In the year 1096, the First Crusade launched on a three year long campaign towards the Holy Lands. In that Crusade the Carolingian Empire was called to partake by the words of Pope Urban II, who proposed sending troops to fight the Seljuk Turks and take back Jerusalem. The Seljuk Turks started gaining power and territory in 1030 and took over Jerusalem in 1071, kicking out the Byzantines. The First Crusade had created tension between the Muslim Turks and the western Romans. In this essay, I will…

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  • Book Of John Analysis

    Nicodemus about knowing and accepting salvation. Jesus goes back to Cana where He meets an official who wants Jesus to heal his son. Jesus tells him to believe and go home that his son is healed. Jesus feeds the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, and he walks on water and heals a blind man with clay. Jesus says those who see have sin, but those who are blind have no sin. In 7:7, Jesus warns that people do not hate his messengers; they hate His message. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. The…

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  • Rise Of Judaism Essay

    Nehemiah, a Persian official, helped the Jews rebuild the city of Jerusalem. Ezra was a scribe and priest. They sympathized with the Jews in Judah who strayed from traditional worship, contributed in reforming, reorganize the Jews. Ezra collected essential traditional and sacred writings in the Torah or the first five books in the Hebrew Bible. Ezra because of his contribution to Judaism is considered as the man responsible for reestablishing Judaism after the exile. “Judaism is one of the…

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