Jerusalem: A City of Many Faiths
Before there were ever Jews in Jerusalem, there was Judaism, now one of the oldest religions in existence. The cultural and spiritual impact of the Bible in the Western World is undisputed: it is a text that went on provide inspiration for both Christianity and Islam. Even as Judaism meets with controversy in the present era, the Bible still stands as a timeless testimonial to the immutable power of faith. Discover more about Judaism in Jerusalem.
Hundreds of years ago, the course of history was changed with a crucifixion in Jerusalem. From that time forward, the names of Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives and Golgotha have resounded with powerful significance, evoking the concepts of sacrifice, redemption and an all-enduring faith. It was in Bethlehem that Jesus was born, but the birth of Christianity without question occurred in Jerusalem. Discover more about Christianity in Jerusalem.
Long held by the Byzantine empire as Christian city, Jerusalem was conquered by a Muslim army in 638 A.D. Viewed as the third-holiest city to Islam, Jerusalem became the site of prominent Muslim sites such as the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount. It was the start of a reign that would endure in the Holy City for centuries. Discover more about Islam in Jerusalem.
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