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An inspiring overview of the world’s most important and famous city.
 
08/15/2020
 

The Incredible Origins of Ancient Jerusalem

An inspiring overview of the world’s most important and famous city

BY GERALD FLURRY

"The history of Jerusalem is the history of the world." That is the opening line of Jerusalem, an illuminating book chronicling the history of this city, written by British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore.

In the introduction, Montefiore describes how absolutely central Jerusalem is in the history of human civilization, especially in the history and theology of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Using examples and anecdotes, he shows that Jerusalem has been a focal point for humanity from the beginning.

He then asks this crucial question: "Of all the places in the world, why Jerusalem?"

 
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