The Jerusalem Book of Quotations: A 3,000- Year Perspective

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2007 - Reference - 260 pages

Perhaps no other city has been spoken of as often or as passionately as Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Book of Quotations brings together the kaleidoscopic impressions and perspectives of a representative group of those who have responded to the wonder of the Holy City from the biblical period to the present: Jews, Christians, and Muslims; pilgrims as well as skeptics, travelers, conquerors, scholars, and statesmen. The work gives expression to the discordant notes of contrasting perspectives about the meaning of Jerusalem. At the same time, it reflects the city s unique distinction as the embodiment of mankind s highest ethical and spiritual aspirations.


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Canaanite Period
2 Israelite Period
Roman Period
Byzantine Period
Early Muslim Period
Crusader Zeriod and Muslim Reconquest
Mameluke Period
Ottoman Period
Ottoman Period
British Mandate Period
Israel Period
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Page 7 - And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the Lord.
Page 10 - If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither! Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy! Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, "Raze it, raze it! Down to its foundations!
Page 8 - Come, let us climb the LORD'S mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.
Page 10 - The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up...

About the author (2007)

JACK FRIEDMAN is a professor emeritus and former dean of Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from New York Universitys Graduate School of Arts and Science, and B.A. and B.R.E degrees from Yeshiva University.

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