Quotes

The Midrash

"Erets Yisrael is the navel of the world, and Jerusalem is its center, and the Bet ha Mikdash is at the center of Jerusalem, and the Holy of Holies is at its center, and the Holy Ark is at the center of the Holy of holies, and in front of it is the Foundation Stone on which the world was founded." ~ The Midrash

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Christian Hymn

"No people blessed as thine, no city like Jerusalem" ~ Christian Hymn

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Islamic Saying

"One prayer in Jerusalem is worth 40,000 elsewhere." ~ Islamic Saying

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The Talmud

"A city, the fame of which has gone out from one end of the world to the other." ~ The Talmud

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The Psalms

"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in His holy mountain. Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great King." – The Bible [Psalm 48:1-2]

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Jeremiah

Jer 3:17 "At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts." ~ Jeremiah [The Bible]

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Old Testament Song

Psalm 125:2 "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever." ~ The Bible

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Jewish Song in Exile

Psalm 137:5-6 "If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy." ~ The Bible

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The Prophet Zechariah

Zechariah 9:9 "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; he is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey." – The Bible

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Josephus

"Like a snowy mountain glittering in the sun" ~ Josephus

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Pliny

"By far the most distinguished city not in Judea only, but of the whole Orient." ~ Pliny

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The Talmud

"Of the 10 measures of beauty that God hath bestowed upon the world, nine of these fall to the lot of Jerusalem." ~ The Talmud

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