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While Jerusalem is a city rooted in ancient history it also pulsates with the heart of a young country. This book, at once a breezily written travelogue, is humorous at times. In fact some may even think parts irreverent!
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This narrated voyage through the historical landscape, becomes highlighted with surprises at every page. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about Israel, you'll learn about people you never knew existed, visit unusual places and you'll have fun getting there.
The Center of the Holy Land is Jerusalem, an ancient walled city perched on the fabled Hills west of the lowest point on earth -the Dead Sea.
Jerusalem is the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment Day and the battlefield for today’s clash of civilizations.
From King David’s time to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the current on-going Israel-Palestine conflict, this book is the epic history of three thousand years of faith and coexistence.
In this narrative, the author brings the holy city to life, through the people who created and destroyed it—from Herod, Cleopatra and Nero—to the present day rebuilt modern cities.
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I tried to write objectively -- but I am a Christian: born, raised, and remain in the Bible belt, so my perspective probably reveals unintended bias.
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