City of Hope
Jerusalem From Biblical to Modern Times
By Mordecai Naor
324 pages, Illustrated, 9 1/4" x 11 3/4"
This history of Jerusalem covers 3,000 years, offering a digest of the findings of scholars with a wide range of expertise. Emerging from its lavishly illustrated pages are the discoveries of archaeologists, and the assessments of historians, geographers, architects and experts in the region. This book presents a wealth of information on Jerusalem's importance to the world's three great monotheistic faiths. For each, Jerusalem is a powerful symbol of the Divine concern with human history, and the Divine plan for Redemption. For each, then, it is the City of Hope, symbolizing ideal times for mankind. At the same time, the volume conveys a clear sense of what Jerusalem means to the Jewish people. As the title indicates, for the Jewish people Jerusalem has been the sustaining hope to counteract centuries of homelessness. The passion with which Jews worldwide clung to their eternal capital goes far toward explaining their remarkable survival through history.
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