Jerusalem Peace - Shalom in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Peace - Shalom in Jerusalem
Shalom is the Hebrew word for "Peace" and is used to greet as in "Hello" to this day. As a site of many wars over history, Jerusalem is a place which represents conflict. But at the same time, and for this reason, Jerusalem represents peace and the hope to achieve peace. It is in Jerusalem where Judaism  Christianity and Islam built the amazing beliefs in peace in the name of God. 

But, unlike the former days when Jerusalem was faced with several collisions, the current city of Jerusalem is a modern city with many who call for peace and ending the ethno-religious conflicts. You will meet several signboards with written messages of peace and togetherness.

Peace in Jerusalem is often referred to in the Bible (Kuran, new testament and old). Here are some examples:


Joshua 10:1
Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;

1 Kings 3:15
And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream: and he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and offered up burnt-offerings, and offered peace-offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.

2 Chronicles 19:1
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem.

Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: They shall prosper that love thee.

Isaiah 62:1
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burneth.

Isaiah 62:6
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that are Jehovah's remembrancers, take ye no rest,

Jeremiah 4:10
Then said I, Ah, Lord Jehovah! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the life.

Ezekiel 13:16
to wit, the prophets of Israel that prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and that see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Zechariah 9:10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off; and he shall speak peace unto the nations: and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Tehillim 122:6
Sha’alu shalom Yerushalayim (pray for the peace of Jerusalem); they shall prosper that love thee.
 


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