Unformatted text preview: David’s people had been moved into the city, which instantly made the city much more sacred. Biblical writers drew upon the geography by describing the terrain in which the city was formed, which was between valleys and on highlands with Mount Zion being a focal point. Jerusalem provided several geographical advantages to its inhabitants. An example would be its location as it was not on the major highways of trade in the Middle East, like the Watershed Highway, and any potential visitors would have to stray far away from the main routes to reach Jerusalem. This was a defensive advantage as any potential invaders would have to go out of their way specifically in order to invade Jerusalem. The valleys that surround the city also made it an easily defensible location. People chose to live there because of the sacredness of the location....
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- Spring '12