Biblical Jerusalem map
Map of biblical Jerusalem. Biblical Jerusalem map (Israel) to print. Biblical Jerusalem map (Israel) to download. Jerusalem holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. It is mentioned 667 times in the Old Testament and 139 times in the New as its shown in biblical Jerusalem map. Although today the city boasts a population of over 770,000 people, its origins were humble. Jerusalem was located in the Hill Country of Judah, far removed from the coastal and the Transjordanian highways. Jerusalem has a rugged and treacherous landscape that protected access to the city from the east and west. Biblical Jerusalem was built on two parallel north–south ridges. The western ridge, the higher and broader one, is bounded on the west and south by the Hinnom Valley. The narrower and lower eastern ridge is bounded on the east by the Kidron Valley, which in the Jerusalem area flows basically north to south.
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The Bible is the main source of the historical information which we have today about Jerusalem in the period of the 10th to 6th century BCE as its mentioned in biblical Jerusalem map. Other written sources add to that body of information and shed some light on the historical processes that developed in the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel. In the 19th century CE, archaeological excavations began in and around Jerusalem essentially to try to prove the biblical stories and to affirm the existence of its major characters such as King David and Solomon. In the modern era, exploration expanded to include all levels of the ancient city.