By Karen Armstrong

End result of the point of element, maps are top considered on a tablet.

‘A heritage of Jerusalem may be learn, not just through travelers and power guests in Jerusalem, yet by way of all of us.’ Stephen Tummin, day-by-day Telegraph

Jerusalem has most likely solid extra of a spell over the human mind's eye than the other urban within the world.

Held through believers to comprise the positioning the place Abraham provided up Isaac, where of the crucifixion of Christ and the rock from which the prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven, Jerusalem has been celebrated and respected for hundreds of years through Jews, Christians and Muslims. Such is the symbolic strength of this historic urban that its destiny prestige poses an immense main issue to a finished nearby peace within the heart East.

In this complete and assuredly written paintings, Karen Armstrong strains the turbulent heritage of the town from the prehistoric period to the current day.

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All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law.  C. 7 Strategios’ narrative is undoubtedly hyperbolic in places, but it is marvelously circumstantial, with many topographical details concerning recognizable places in Jerusalem as well as an explicit reference to the monk Modestus, whose correspondence with the Armenian Katholikos Komitas guarantees his historicity. Strategios strangely blamed the fate of the Christians in Jerusalem on the city’s circus factions, the Blues and the Greens, because he considered them responsible for the reckless conduct that led the Christian population into sin.

14 But the story is complicated by the rich epigraphical evidence that amply reinforces the literary tradition. Above all, that tradition touches upon two notorious episodes of coercion and brutality on the part of Ḥimyarite Arab Jewish kings in their dealings with the Christian communities inside their kingdom. 15 EBSCO Publishing : eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) - printed on 3/28/2017 7:17 AM via UNIVERSITA DELLA BASILICATA AN: 503290 ; Bowersock, G. indd 17 6/5/2012 9:06:49 PM Account: s7695133 Copyright © 2012.

All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. 22 Present for the discussions, and clearly taking careful notes, was Symeon of Beth Arshām, who wrote down all that was said in a letter he addressed to the homonymous abbot, Symeon, at Gabboula in the Jafnid territory of Syria. The scene must have been a strange one, and one that is hard to visualize. The conference at Ramla brought together Persian and Byzantine interests, under the auspices of a Persian client, to listen to a letter in which the Ḥimyarite king proudly described in excruciating detail the torments he had inflicted on the Christians of Najrān.

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