The part of Jerusalem called the City of David shows first signs of settlement in the 4th millennium BCE, in the shape of encampments of nomadic shepherds.   Jerusalem was named as Urusalim on ancient Egyptian tablets, probably meaning "City of Shalem " after a Canaanite deity, during the Canaanite period (14th century BCE).
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During its long history, Jerusalem has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times, and destroyed twice. The oldest part of the city was settled in the 4th millennium BCE, making Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world.
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The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed...
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Etihad Airways flight EY 9607 from Abu Dhabi landed at Ben Gurion airport with only crew on board....
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The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No.
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It is first mentioned in Scripture under the name Salem (Gen. 14:18; compare Ps. 76:2). When first mentioned under the name Jerusalem, Adonizedek was its king (Josh. 10:1).King David first called it Jerusalem (of course, that is the English spelling). The original name meant City of Peace.
Dec 05, 2017 · 721 B.C. — Assyrians conquered part of the land of Israel called Samaria, and Jewish refugees fled to Jerusalem, causing the city to expand. 701 B.C. — Assyrian ruler Sennacherib laid siege to ...
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Today, Jerusalem is called Yerushalayim (Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם ) and Al-Quds (Arabic: اَلْـقُـدْس ). Yerushalayim is a derivation of a much older name, recorded as early as in the Middle Bronze Age , which has however been repeatedly re-interpreted in folk etymology , notably in Biblical Greek , where the first ...
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The proper classical Akkadian for “Jerusalem” was Uru Shalimim, with the final “im” being the genitive case “mimation” ending (since this was an Idafa construction). “Uru” was originally the Sumerian word for “city,” indeed one of the earliest cities in Mesopotamia was called “Ur.”
Sep 17, 2020 · The First Temple was constructed during the reign of David’s son, Solomon, and completed in 957 bce. Other sanctuaries retained their religious functions, however, until Josiah (reigned c. 640–609 bce) abolished them and established the Temple of Jerusalem as the only place of sacrifice in the Kingdom of Judah.
Dec 06, 2017 · President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it's time to "acknowledge the obvious" as he ordered the State Department to begin moving America's embassy ...
Jerusalem, ancient city of the Middle East that since 1967 has been wholly under the rule of the State of Israel. Long an object of veneration and conflict, Jerusalem has been governed by an extended series of dynasties and states over centuries. Learn more about the city’s history and culture in this article.