Holy City (Jerusalem)
Holy City
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Jerusalem, Zion, Holy City
Jerusalem, Zion, Holy CityEver since the “stronghold of Zion” was seized by David (2 Sam 5:7; 1 Chron 11:5), Jewish attention has been focused upon one city, Jerusalem. Shortly after its capture Jerusalem became the political, economic, military, social and religious center for ancient Israel. The successful
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Holy City, the
Holy City, the. *Jerusalem (Mt. 27:53). Among the Arabs the city is now commonly known as el-Kuds, i.e. ‘the Holy’.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
City, Holy
CITY, HOLY — another name for Jerusalem, the religious center of the Jewish people (Neh. 11:1; Dan. 9:24).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Holy City
HOLY CITY Designation for Jerusalem (Neh. 11:1, 18; Isa. 48:2; 52:1; Dan. 9:24; Matt. 4:5; 27:53; Rev. 11:2) and for the new, heavenly Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2, 10; 22:19) because the holy God lived there. See Holy.