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Map of Jerusalem
Map of Jerusalem
Bible writers usually described Jerusalem as “up” from everywhere because it sat on the ridge of a hill. People had to climb to get to Jerusalem. The phrase expressed a sense of reverence toward what became known as the Holy City.
Half a mile high
Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel, located in the Middle East. Jerusalem sits half a mile high in the Judean Mountains. Elevation: approximately 760 meters (2493 feet) above sea level. Hills, valleys, and plateaus surround the city, making it a challenging location to invade or conquer.
The Old City of Jerusalem is surrounded by walls and divided into four quarters: the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter, the Christian Quarter, and the Armenian Quarter. The city's most significant religious sites, including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Dome of the Rock, are located within these quarters.
Jerusalem is also home to the Mount of Olives, one of the city's most prominent landmarks. The mountain is mentioned in the Bible as the site where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. It offers stunning views of the city, including the Old City walls and the Dome of the Rock.
Hot, dry town
The city's climate is characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters, with occasional snowfall. it's landscape is mainly arid, with most of the vegetation consisting of native flora, including pine and cypress trees.
The city's religious sites are among the most famous in the world, making it a popular destination for visitors of all backgrounds.
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