THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLE LESSON #6 JERUSALEM

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The History and Geography of the BibleLesson #6Jerusalem

A Visual of Canaan and Jerusalemhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkKytHCHCYIJerusalemHeb. 7:2 Salem = PeacePossession of Peace or Habitation of Peace

The First Mention of the City is in the Time of Abraham.Gen. 14:18 Melchizedek Came to Meet Abraham.He Is The Only Priest and King in the BibleUntil Jesus.City Was Called Salem at that Time.

JerusalemCHALLENGE QUESTION Abraham Returned to Salem (or Close By). Can You Tell Me Why or What Is the Story That Takes Place Near Salem?Gen. 22:2Abraham Offered His Son Isaac at Mt. Moriah

The days of JoshuaJosh 10:1ff The First Mention of the Name Jerusalem Is In This Story.Joshua Defeats the King of Jerusalem, With 4 of His Allies.Jud 1:8 Records That Israel Took the City of Jerusalem Also and Burned It With Fire.How Many Times Will This City Be Set On Fire?The days of JoshuaJosh. 15:63; Jud. 1:21 Indicates That the Jebusites Eventually Took the City Back and Fortified It.This Time Israel Could Not Drive Them Out. So the Jebusites Continued to Occupy Jerusalem Until the Days of David.

In the days of davidDavid Ruled From Hebron When He First Became King.How Many Years Did He Live and Reign in Hebron?2 Sam. 5:6-10David Built His Palace In a Section of the City That Once Was the Strong Hold of the City For the Jebusites. This Was the Highest Section of the CityOften Referred to As Mt. Zion.

In the days of davidDavid Not Only Made Jerusalem a Huge City, But He Made It The Religious Capital of Israel.Prior to the Time of David, The Tabernacle Was Moved to Several Different Locations.GilgalHebronShilohNobGibeon

In the days of david2 Sam. 6:17 David Pitched a Tabernacle or Tent for the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem.Where Had the Ark Been?What Trouble Did David Have Bringing It Back?

In the days of davidDavid Wanted to Build a Permanent House for God, But God Forbid Him From Building It.Instead, God Planned to Have Someone Else Build It? Who?What Did David Do Instead?How Did David Decide and Acquire Mt. Moriah for the Temple?2 Sam. 24:15-252 Chron 3:1

Watch Video on the history of Jerusalemhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4lTT908uY0In the days of Solomon & the KingsSolomon Built the Temple on Mt. Moriah.He Also Expanded The Citys Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXxrWZoaOCwVideo Link to an Arial View of King Solomons TempleWatch Video on the Temple Wallshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IOly3-M96MIn the days of Solomon & the KingsAfter Solomon Finished the Temple He Built His Palace.

"house of the Forest of Lebanon,"

A Series of 5 Structures Built Next to the Temple.an assembly halla storage place for armsan anteroom for the throne, where distinguished guests were receivedthe throne room, an ornately carved enclosure that contained the throne, which was made of carved ivory inlaid with gold"house of the Forest of Lebanon,"

the king's palace, which was very large so as to hold the king's family; and the residence for Solomon's Egyptian wives, which adjoined the king's palace.Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

In the days of Solomon & the KingsJerusalem Is Mentioned in Almost Every Book of the Old Testament and Many in the New Testament.

In the days of the KingsJerusalem Was Destroyed By the Babylonians as a Punishment For Breaking Covenant With God.

After CaptivityAfter 70 Years of Captivity God Brought a Remnant Back to Rebuild the Temple and the City.However, Both the Rebuilding of the Temple and the Walls of Jerusalem Were Delayed By the People.God Sent Two Prophets to Get The People Building Again Haggai and Zechariah.It Took About 20 Years to Rebuild the Temple.DiscouragementHag 2:3-4Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? Does it not seem to you like nothing in comparison? But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the Lord,' take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the Lord,' and work; for I am with you,' says the Lord of hosts.

Jerusalem in the days of jesusJesus Used Jerusalem and the Feasts as an Opportunity Teach Many Jews, Especially Those Outside of Canaan.However, Jesus Had to Time Out His Exposure So That His Hour Would Come At the Right Time.Lesson Where Was Jesus Buried?

The IndianView

The IndianView"This site is devoted to demonstrating that Jesus Christ physically survived the crucifixion as an 'ordinary' human being, then traveled eastwards to join Jewish tribes that had been scattered to the northern tier of Afghanistan and also Kashmir, Northern India."

The IndianViewAfter surviving the crucifixion, Jesus Christ arrived in Kashmir, where he took up residence for the remainder of his life. There he ministered to Israelite tribes of the area, continuing to preach. The Negaristan-i-Kashmir book says that he eventually married a woman named Maryan, who bore him children. He died at the ripe old age of 120 years. His tomb [see picture of his tomb on our home page] is located in the Mohala Kan Yar district of the capital city of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, Northern India, and is called the Roza Bal ("The Site of the Honored Tomb"). The JapaneseView

The JapaneseView

The signboard explains that Christ first arrived in Japan at the age of 21 and after studying Ancient Shintoism for 10 years he evolved a doctrine and returned to Judea to teach it. The authorities opposed this and decided to crucify him. Jesus' brother, Isukiri, volunteered to die on Jesus' behalf . Christ returned to Japan at the age of 37 and ultimately settled in Japan, passing away at the age of 106. The remains of Isukiri were brought to Japan and entombed, accounting for the second grave."The Lost Tomb of Jesus2007 film maker Simcha Jacobovici claimed to discover the real tomb of Jesus.

Two Realistic Views

The Church of theHoly Sepulchre The Garden Tomb ORThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holy Grave)

The ShrineAbove TheTomb ofJesus

Inside The ShrineThe Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holy Grave)The Roman Emperor Constantine Believed This To Be The Spot Where Jesus Was Buried (or His Mother Helena).Golgatha Was Believed To Be A Few Yards Away.The Church Enshrines Both Spots.The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holy Grave) It is believed that the Roman Emperor Hadrian had filled in the tomb with dirt and built a temple to Venus on top because of his hatred for Christianity.In The 4th Century, Constantine Apparently Chose This As The Spot of Jesus' Tomb. He Chose The Tomb From Several Tombs In The Area, But No One Knows What Evidence He Had For Choosing This Tomb.The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holy Grave)Constantine Built A Church Above The Tomb Declaring He Had Found The Tomb of Christ.The Persians Destroyed The Church In A.D. 614The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Holy Grave)The Church Was Rebuilt Soon Afterward, But Suffered Damage When The Muslims Gained Control of the Sight Both In A.D. 976 and A.D. 1009.In 1099 The Crusaders Erected Another Church Around The Existing One. Additional Chapels and Buildings Were Built Around This Church In The 11th, 16th, and 19th Centuries.The Garden Tomb

The Garden TombMatt 27:60, "and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the entrance of the tomb and went away."John 19:41, "Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been laid."Matt 27:33, "And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a Skull ..."

What Can We Learn From All Of This?Reminds Me Of Two Ways Man Has Approached God Over The Years

A Simpler Approach