Name, Capital and Symbol

Name, Capital and Symbol

​Jerusalem, according to Jewish tradition, is mentioned in the Torah (Genesis 14:18), as the city of Salem. Abraham, who met Melchizedek, King of Salem, received a blessing from him there.

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The first known mention of Jerusalem is to be found in Egyptian texts. The name of the city appears in a group of inscriptions on pottery bowls and figurines from the 19th century BCE, known as the ''Execration Texts'', which placed a curse upon potential rebellious city states.

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​After David's conquest of the city around about 1004 BCE, Jerusalem became the official royal residence and the capital of the new monarchy. David brought the Ark of the Covenant to the city with the intention of building a Temple to the Lord and making Jerusalem the religious and political capital of the people of Israel.

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​The symbol tells the story of the very first days of the country of Israel
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Songs for JerusalemSongs for Jerusalemhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/SpecialEvents/Pages/SongsforJerusalemm.aspx5/13/2015 9:00:00 PM5/14/2015 6:00:00 AMתצוגת תאריך
Tu BiShvat Celebrations in and around JerusalemTu BiShvat Celebrations in and around Jerusalemhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Events/HolidaysEvents/Pages/TuBiSHvatCelebrationsaroundJerusalem.aspx2/5/2017 10:00:00 PM2/11/2017 6:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
The Bridge of Strings The Bridge of Strings https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/SpecialEvents/Pages/Bridge.aspx4/28/2015 9:00:00 PM4/29/2015 7:00:00 AMתצוגת תאריך
20:20:20 – Following NOP 3820:20:20 – Following NOP 38https://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/Culture/Pages/202020Tama38.aspx9/10/2016 9:00:00 PM9/11/2016 7:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך
Just a moment: Children taking pictures of the cityJust a moment: Children taking pictures of the cityhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/Culture/Pages/Childrenpictures.aspx6/28/2015 9:00:00 PM6/29/2015 7:00:00 AMתצוגת תאריך
New Guy in the HoodNew Guy in the Hoodhttps://www.jerusalem.muni.il/en/Culture/Culture/Pages/NewGuyintheHood.aspx10/31/2016 10:00:00 PM11/1/2016 8:00:00 PMתצוגת תאריך

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