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Jerusalem: A Religious History - The Christian, Islamic, and Jewish struggle for the "Holy Lands"


 “This is one of the first books that goes behind the scenes in history and delves into the religious underpinnings of the Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity, and Judaism) for their fervent support of Jerusalem and adjoining territories referred to as the Holy Lands by many.

Quoting the religious texts of Jews (Torah, Tanakh,Talmud), Christians (Bible), and Muslims (Quran and Hadith), this book provides a clear picture of why the Muslims, Jews, and Christians hold Jerusalem so close to their hearts. The quoted verses of the religious texts in Quran, Bible, and Torah will make you appreciate the religious significance of Jerusalem for the various faiths and the conflicts that has plagued that region for centuries.


The following are some of the topics covered in this book:


Torah / Talmud and Quranic verses and stories on Jerusalem

  • Verses about Jerusalem in Torah / Jewish scriptures and Quran

  • Jewish beliefs about Aaron building the calf in Jerusalem at Temple Mount

  • Quranic version of Aaraon (Prophet Haroon) and the building of the calf

  • Quran and Torah's different accounts of the story of the calf built in Jerusalem for worship by Children of Israel

  • Select Talmud references to Jerusalem

  • Select Quranic references to Jerusalem

  • Quranic verses about Children of Israel in Jerusalem

  • and more...

World Zionist Organization - From "Holy Lands" to making of Israel

  • How the World Zionist Organization pushed the cause from the "Holy Land" to the formation of Israel

  • How the World Zionist Organization managed to declare independence of Israel

  • The "Aliyah" (Jewish immigration to Israel and Jerusalem)

  • Summary of the wars in Israel and history of Palestine

  • and more...

Evangelical Christians in the United States and their Support for Israel

  • Why do Evangelical Christians support Jerusalem and Israel

  • Religious Reasons for Evangelical Christians’ Support for Israel

  • Statements by Netanyahu, Pat Robertson and other Jewish Christian leaders

  • and more...

Jesus in Jerusalem and the Islamic and Christian Stories of his crucifixion

  • Birth of Jesus - Bible and Quran's accounts

  • Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus

  • Islamic scholars like Ibn Kathir's account of Jesus's birth according to Islamic beleifs

  • The two versions of the day of Jesus's supposed crucifixion in Jersualem (Islamic vs Christian versions)

  • and more...

Popes of the 11th and 12th centuries and the Christian Crusader Attacks

  • How Popes sanctioned wars on Muslims and Jews

  • The Crusaders nine major attacks over Jerusalem and the wars with Jews and Muslims

  • and more...

Concepts of "Greater Israel" and "Rebuilding of the Temple"

  • The biblical concept of "Greater Israel" as mentioned in Jewish holy books (modern State of Jordan, some parts of Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Turkey)

  • Status of current movements supporting Greater Israel

  • The concept of Rebuilding of the temple

  • Jewish beliefs about reconstruction of the temple

  • and more...

Jerusalem during End of Times

  • Role of "New Jerusalem" in Christianity End of Times (Christian Eschatology)

  • Per Islamic beliefs, killing of Dajjal (Anti-Christ) by Jesus in Israel (location of Ludd) toward end of times

  • and more...

Holy Sites in Jerusalem

  • Judaism’s Holy Sites in Jerusalem

  • Islam’s Holy Sites in Jerusalem

  • The ascension to the skies by Prophet Muhammad from Jerusalem with Angel Gabriel where he met Adam, Jesus. Moses, and other prophets

  • Christianity’s Holy Sites in Jerusalem

  • and more...

Jews Praying and Crying at the Wailing or Western Wall. Jews gather at the wall to remember, pray and cry over their history. More specifically, they recite the seventy ninth psalm, which was written at the destruction of Jerusalem.

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Islamic Rule in Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem under Islamic rule after Caliph Umer's conquests - The takeover from Bishop Sophronius

  • Salahuddian Ayyubi, Umayyads, Abbasids, other Islamic rulers in Jerusalem

  • The Ottoman Muslim's losing of Jerusalem to British

  • The British rule over Jerusalem

  • and more...

Dome of the rock sits in the middle of the Al-Aqsa site. This building has the stone from where the prophet took the journey to the heavens that is mentioned in the Quran.

Pre-historic Jerusalem

  • Jewish beliefs about King David (Prophet Dawood in Islam)

  • Jewish beliefs about Solomon's (Prophet Suleman in Islam) Temple

  • Destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Romans and the Babylonians

  • Construction of the Solomon's Temple

  • and more...

United States Stance on Jerusalem

  • The issue about the United States’ Stance on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital


Although no one book can ever pack thousands of years of history and thousands of pages of religious texts related to the city of Jerusalem into one, this book provides an excellent overview that will make you appreciate why Jews, Christians and Muslims continue to say “Jerusalem in OURs”.


And (remember) when it was said to them: "Dwell in this town (Jerusalem) and eat there from wherever you wish, and say, (O Allah) forgive our sins; and enter the gate prostrate (bowing with humility). We shall forgive you your wrong-doings. We shall increase (the reward) for the good-doers."(Quran: 7: 161)


It was on that occasion that the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Great River (the Euphrates), the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”(Genesis)

I will set your boundaries from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River; all who dwell in this land I will hand over to you to be driven out of your way. (Exodus)


This the seal of the Knights Templars. They were the military force that were part of the Crusades, when they attacked the Holy Land to take Jerusalem from the Muslims.

“Say (O Muslims), "We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Ya'qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the offspring of the twelve sons of Ya'qub (Jacob)], and that which has been  given to Musa (Moses) and 'Îsa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)."(Quran – 2:136)

“The purpose of Christians United For Israel (CUFI) is to provide a national association through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to Biblical issues.” (CUFI)


Church of Holy Sepulcher was where Umer Al-Khattab was offered to pray by Bishop Sophronius, the Patriarch of Jerusalem. However, Umer didn't pray here but prayed at the nearby location where Masjid Umer was eventually built.

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