7241 Jerusalem, significance of

7241 Jerusalem, significance of

Chosen by God as the location for his sanctuary, Jerusalem was his symbolic dwelling and became the only acceptable place for sacrificial worship. It retained its symbolic significance in NT times when it came to represent the hope of restoration and renewal for the people of God.

Jerusalem chosen by God

1Ki 11:32 See also 1Ki 8:44-51 pp 2Ch 6:34-39; 1Ki 11:36; 1Ki 14:21 pp 2Ch 12:13; 2Ki 23:27; Ne 1:8-9

The ark of the covenant brought to Jerusalem

1Ch 15:1-3 See also 2Sa 6:1-19 pp 1Ch 15:25-16:3

The temple located in Jerusalem

2Ch 3:1 See also 1Ch 6:31-32; 2Ch 20:27-28; 2Ch 33:7; 2Ch 36:14,22-23 pp Ezr 1:1-3; Ps 68:28-29; Mk 11:11,15-16; Lk 2:41-51; Lk 4:9; Ac 22:13-18

Jerusalem the only acceptable place for sacrificial worship

Dt 12:1-7 See also Dt 12:20-28; 1Ki 12:26-13:3; 1Ki 14:22-24; 1Ki 22:42-43 pp 2Ch 20:31-33; 2Ki 12:1-3; 2Ki 16:1-4 pp 2Ch 28:1-4; 2Ki 23:1-20 pp 2Ch 34:29-32; 2Ch 30:1-31:1; Isa 66:20; Hos 10:8; Jn 4:20-21

Jerusalem referred to as God’s dwelling-place

Ps 135:21 See also Isa 24:23; Isa 31:9; Jer 3:17

Personification of Jerusalem

Isa 52:1-2 See also Ps 147:12; Isa 3:8; Isa 40:2; Isa 41:27; Isa 52:9; Isa 62:6-7; Jer 2:1-2; Jer 4:14; Jer 6:8; Jer 13:9,26-27; Jer 15:5; La 1:17; La 2:13-15; Eze 5:8; Eze 16:1-63; Eze 23:1-49; Zep 3:14-17; Zec 9:9-10; Mt 23:37-39 pp Lk 13:34-35

Jerusalem the place of Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry

Lk 19:28-38

Jerusalem the place of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection

Lk 23:26-49; Lk 24:1-12,13-33

The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem

Ac 1:4-9 See also Ac 2:1-21

Jerusalem the administrative centre of the church

Ac 8:1 See also Ac 8:14,25; Ac 11:1-22,27; Ac 12:25; Ac 13:13; Ac 15:1-29; Ac 16:4; 1Co 16:1-3; Gal 1:15-19; Gal 2:1-10

The new Jerusalem

Rev 21:1-5 See also Eze 48:30-35; Gal 4:25-26; Heb 12:18-24; Rev 3:11-13; Rev 21:9-27

See also

2505Christ, ascension
2530Christ, death of
2560Christ, resurrection
2590Christ, triumphal entry
3242Holy Spirit, baptism with
7020church, the
7269Zion
7306ark of the covenant
7374high places
7466temples
8704apostasy
9165restoration