Ep. 44: Jerusalem: A History of the Holy City from the Bible to Bibi

The ancient and historic city of Jerusalem is the most contested piece of real estate on the planet. For Jews, it is the center of the world; it is the hallowed grounds upon which Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob treaded and prayed; it was the site of the two Temples, and of the long-awaited third Temple. In this podcast, we outline the Jewish people’s religious and theological connections to Jerusalem and trace the millenia-long history of the holy city.

This lecture was recorded live in Harrisburg, PA as part of a three-lecture visit to the capital of Pennsylvania.

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