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el-Quds. Called Yerusalayim in Amarna Letters; probably same as Salem (Shalem) in Gen. 14:18; Canaanite (Jebusite) city, Josh. 10:1 ff; 15:8, 63; 18:28; Judg. 1:8; taken by David, 2 Sam. 5:6 ff, and became capital of kings of Judah, 2 Sam. 20:3; 1 Kgs. 2:36; 3:1; 9:19; 10:27; 2 Kgs. 14:13; threatened by the Assyrians, 2 Kgs. 18:35; taken and sacked by Babylonians, 2 Kgs. 24:10 ff, 25:l ff; restoration, Ezra 1:2 ff; 7:7, 15; Neh. 2:11 ff; Zech. 2:2 ff. Attacked by Antiochus Epiphanes, 1 Macc. 1:29 ff; cleansed by Maccabees (see 1 Macc. 4:36-60) 1 Macc. 6:7, but Greek citadel remained, 1 Macc. 10:7 ff; Hasmonean capital, 1 Macc. 10:10 ff; City of Herod the Great, Matt. 2:11; and religious centre of Judea in Roman times, Luke 2:41 ff; John 2:13 ff; Matt. 21:1 ff; Acts 1:4 ff; 15:2 ff; Gal. 1:18; 2:1.
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