Dome of the Rock

Caliph 'Abd al-Malik bin Marwan (688-703) had the مسجد قبة الصخرة Dome of the Rock […]

First Return to Jerusalem

Upon seizing Babylonia and its subjects, the Persian king Cyrus issued the Edict of Cyrus […]

Hezekiah's Tunnel

In anticipation of a siege by the Assyrian king Sennacherib, Judean king Hezekiah constructed a […]

Holy Sepulchre Church

Temple DestroyedAD 70The Jewish Temple had been destroyed during the Roman sack of Jerusalem, and […]

House of the Bullae

The House of the Bullae, was a Iron Age public building in Jerusalem that was […]


Jerusalem is in the south of Canaan, a relatively poor and dry part of the […]

Ketef Hinnom

Ketef Hinnom is a site near Jerusalem that contains several burial chambers. A particularly bratty […]

King Herod's Temple Complex

Herod accomplished marvels in architecture, dwarfing even some sites in Rome. While Jerusalem shrank in […]

Ramat Rahel

Just a few miles south of Jerusalem is Ramat Rahel, a site open for excavation. […]

Second Return to Jerusalem

Ezra and Nehemiah were the leaders of a second wave of returnees to Zion; the […]

Seleucid Jerusalem

Seleucid king Antiochus the Great took Jerusalem in 200 BC. Antiochus the Great (Antiochus III) […]

Zion theology

Zion Theology refers to religious attitudes by Israelites toward Jerusalem -- and how these attitudes […]

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