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Biblical understanding about Israel

Why Jerusalem? 


By Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer

This book explores the significance of the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a unique city - a holy place for many religions and the focus of world history. Ezekiel 38:12 even describes Jerusalem as ‘the center of the earth’. This book is part two of the trilogy Why Israel?, Why Jerusalem?, Why End Times?

The author deals with a number of theological, historical and prophetical aspects of Jerusalem from a Biblical point of view, in relation to contemporary history. He illustrates the central place of the Temple, the spiritual roots of Jerusalem, Jerusalem as a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem and Jesus, Jerusalem as stumbling block in world politics and Jerusalem’s role in the end times. The book also provides a chronology of Jerusalem and her history of more than 3,000 years.



1. General outline
2. Spiritual roots of Jerusalem
3. Jerusalem and the Promised Land
4. Jerusalem and the Temple
5. Jerusalem and Jesus the Jew

6. Jerusalem - Aliyah & Biblical Prophecy
7. Jerusalem and Islam
8. Jerusalem and the allegory of Galatians 4
9. Jerusalem and Revelation 21
10. The Chronology of Jerusalem