||Defined: "foundation of Peace, secure habitation".
||A city of the Amorites called Jebus.
||It is first mentioned in Scripture as Salem
Gen.14:18). It was the city of Melchizedek.
||Urusalim is the earliest known name, found in a 15th Century B.C. letter from a regional prince to his King Amenophis IV of Egypt, a period prior to the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites.
||It is referred to as Jerusalem during the conquest and first mentioned in Scripture in
||It was called Jebus, first mentioned in
||First taken partially by Judah from the Jebusites
||Later taken by David from the Jebusites and made his capital
I Chr.11:5 -
1049 B.C.). David carried Goliath's head to here -- Why?
||Located 15 miles west of the Jordan River and Salt Sea, 31 miles east of the Med. Sea.
||Built on 4 mountains: Zion, Acra, Moriah, and Bezetha.
||Surrounded on the east, west, and south by a valley.