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What are the major religious myths associated with Jerusalem?
What is the Axis Mundi and how does it relate to Jerusalem in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- -focal point of the world
- -Judaism: temple mount
- -Christianity: holy church of the sepulcher
- -Islam: dome of the rock
Describe the role of the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalemʼs religious history
- -kept in solomons temple
- -holy of holies
- -killed uzzah
What is Jerusalem's role in Islamic history and religion?
- -temple mount is the first direction of prayer
- -dome of the rock
What role did Jerusalem have in the early Zionist movement and why?
- -when jerusalem officially became the capital of israel
- -wanted to reestablish jerusalem
- -central to jerusalem
How has physical Geography shaped Jerusalem as sacred space?
How has Geography impacted the political and economic history of Jerusalem?
- -surrounded by valleys for protected
- -limited amount of natural resources including oil
- -weak from the northside
Identify at least four major turning points in Jerusalem's history from antiquity to the modern period. Explain why you think each one is important.
- 1.King David establishes Jerusalem as the capitol city of Israel
- 2.King Solomon built first temple
- 3. Crucifixion of Jesus
- 4. 1967: free access by all religions