Week 3 Reading Response.docx - Professor Jeremy Smoak TA Timothy Garrett AN N EA 10W – Jerusalem Holy City 19 April 2018 Week 3 Reading Response The

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Professor Jeremy Smoak, TA Timothy Garrett AN N EA 10W – Jerusalem: Holy City 19 April 2018 Week 3 Reading Response The biblical texts described Solomon’s temple as resembling the Garden of Eden through its design and location. An example of this is how the great candlesticks were said to represent the two magnificent trees in the Garden of Yahweh and that the location of the temple gave the feeling of closeness to Heaven. The temple also played a major role in the perceptions of holiness of the city of Jerusalem as once it was completed and the Ark of the Covenant was moved there, people associated it with how the Garden provided the first humans a closeness to the divine. Psalm 46 provides an idea of the faith placed in God and Jerusalem as well as the city’s significance. The central image presented in the text is how Jerusalem remains safe under God’s protection, whether “the mountains shake” or the city comes under siege. The biblical text
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Unformatted text preview: provides this imagery by detailing how God defends Jerusalem from war as He “breaks the bow” and “burns the shields with fire.” These images all contribute to the view of Jerusalem as a holy city by illustrating how God has chosen the city and how it is under His divine protection. The images in Psalm 46 also show that Jerusalem is perceived as a holy city because it was chosen by God to be His residence. The organization of the text itself also contributes greatly to its meaning as showing Jerusalem as the holiest city on Earth. The main example of this is how the line, “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge,” is repeated twice in the passage. The repetition further emphasizes the idea that God Himself has chosen to reside in Jerusalem and its people are under His divine protection....
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